Premier League predictions: Lawro v Django Django's Jimmy Dixon

Lawro's predictions

Big matches and big calls from Mark Lawrenson as he predicted Manchester United to stop the rot at Everton, and Arsenal to beat Chelsea in the first Premier League London derby of 2018.

Lawro has regularly backed Jose Mourinho to get the best out of United. In the table based on his predictions, the Red Devils are a point clear of neighbours Manchester City. In reality, United are 12 points adrift.

Elsewhere, Lawro believes Arsenal's formidable home record at Emirates Stadium - eight wins from 10 league games - will do for Chelsea.

Lawro went for a 2-0 win for United and a 2-1 success for Arsenal - do you agree? You can make your own predictions now, take on Lawro and other fans, create your own league and try to make it to the top of the table by playing the new-look BBC Sport Predictor game.

Predictor table

Lawro scored 40 points in week 21, which leaves him in 2,356th place out of more than 345,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

This week, Lawro takes on Jimmy Dixon, bassist in Mercury Prize-nominated alt-rock band Django Django.

Dixon spent his boyhood just two minutes' walk from Elland Road so his allegiance was decided for him.

"My dad started taking me to Leeds games in the 1989-90 season, when we had just signed Gordon Strachan and Vinnie Jones," he said.

Django Django
Django Django release their third studio album - Marble Skies - in late January

"When we won the title in 1991-92 my brother and I made a makeshift Leeds flag and ran around our estate celebrating.

"Later, I loved Tony Yeboah. There are plenty more influential players at Leeds over the years but I'll never forget his goal against Liverpool at Elland Road in 1995."

Django Django's music has featured on Match of the Day's Goal of the Month competition, representing an unexpected career highlight for Dixon.

"It was incredible," he said. "I grew up watching Match of the Day so hearing a track on Goal of the Month was the pinnacle for me."

Premier League predictions - week 22
Brighton v Bournemouth2-21-12-1
Burnley v Liverpool1-20-21-3
Leicester v Huddersfield3-02-02-0
Stoke v Newcastle0-12-11-1
Everton v Man Utd0-20-22-2
Southampton v Crystal Palace1-21-01-1
Swansea v Tottenham0-20-31-4
West Ham v West Brom2-11-12-0
Man City v Watford3-14-03-0
Arsenal v Chelsea2-22-11-1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.


Brighton v Bournemouth

Brighton 2-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-1.

Jimmy's prediction: 2-1.

Match report

Burnley v Liverpool

Burnley 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2.

Jimmy's prediction: Liverpool have probably got too many goals in them for Burnley. 1-3.

Match report

Leicester v Huddersfield

Leicester 3-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0.

Jimmy's prediction: 2-0.

Match report

Stoke v Newcastle

Stoke 0-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1.

Jimmy's prediction: Last game on Match of the Day? 1-1.

Match report

Everton v Manchester United

Everton 0-2 Manchester United

Lawro's prediction: 0-2.

Jimmy's prediction: Wayne Rooney with a 93rd-minute equaliser for Everton. 2-2.

Match report


Southampton v Crystal Palace

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-0.

Jimmy's prediction: 1-1.

Match report

Swansea v Tottenham

Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-3.

Jimmy's prediction: 1-4.

Match report

West Ham v West Brom

West Ham 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1.

Jimmy's prediction: 2-0.

Match report

Manchester City v Watford

Manchester City 3-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 4-0.

Jimmy's prediction: 3-0.

Match report


Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1.

Jimmy's prediction: 1-1.

Match report

How did Lawro do last time?

In the last round of Premier League games, Lawro got four correct results, but no perfect scores, from nine matches, for a total of 40 points.

He lost out to Olympic gold-winning former sprinter Darren Campbell who got five correct results, including one perfect score, giving him a total of 80 points and putting him level with wrestler John Cena on our leaderboard.

Total scores after week 21
Lawro v Guests
160Chris Shiflett
Justin Hawkins
130James Anderson**, Joe Johnson***
120Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
100Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
85Lawro (average after 21 weeks)
80John Cena, Darren Campbell
70Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Will Ferrell, Nish Kumar, Non Stanford, Rick Witter
50Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root
40Craig David
30Felix White
20Richard Osman

*Foster and Cram both provided predictions on week one, but only Foster's score contributes to the guest total.

**Anderson and Moeen both provided predictions on week nine, but only Anderson's score contributes to the guest total.

***Witter and Johnson both provided predictions on week 17, but only Johnson's score contributes to the guest total.

Lawro's best score: 150 points (week eight v Wretch 32)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, week five v Non Stanford and week 21 v Darren Campbell)

Lawro's League Table
1Man Utd21174055+1
2Man City21173154-1
8West Ham20511426+10
10West Brom21731124+9
12Crystal Palace21641122+5

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