Carabao Cup and Premier League predictions: Lawro v 'I, Tonya' stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney

Lawro's predictions

Manchester City's hopes of winning the Quadruple are over after their shock FA Cup defeat by Wigan but can Pep Guardiola's side secure some silverware this weekend by winning the Carabao Cup final?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "I would imagine Arsene Wenger's reaction to seeing Manchester City lose at Wigan was to think 'oh dear'.

"I have been in the same position as City during my time at Liverpool where we were trying to win all the trophies and then suddenly went out of one competition and, if anything, it really focused our minds.

"It means the pressure is off because it is so difficult to win everything. You know it would be fantastic but it almost becomes a little bit of a relief when it is over and you also become bloody minded about trying to win everything else.

"So, it is great for City that they have got a chance of winning their first trophy on Sunday, only six days after that defeat at DW Stadium.

"All of their players will be determined to respond to that disappointment, and get their hands on some silverware and I look at Arsenal and think, if City are at their best offensively, I can't see the Gunners keeping them out."

Lawro is making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season, against a variety of guests.

This week he takes on Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, stars of film 'I, Tonya'.

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Robbie plays Tonya Harding - the controversial figure skater linked to an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan in the run up to 1994 Winter Olympic Games - and Janney plays her mother LaVona.

The pair have been watching the action on the ice in Pyeongchang 2018, but admit they have not been following English football quite so closely.

"When you say football, do you mean soccer?" said Janney, who was looking for a team to support. "I went to a game here, but I can't even remember who I watched play."

Robbie, who says she has "pledged her allegiance to Fulham" because her British husband Tom Ackerley is a fan, tried to persuade her to support the Cottagers... but without success.

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding
Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in the film 'I, Tonya'
Carabao Cup and Premier League predictions - week 28
ResultLawroMargot & Allison
Leicester v Stoke1-12-02-2
Bournemouth v Newcastle2-21-10-3
Brighton v Swansea4-11-12-0
Burnley v Southampton1-12-14-6
Liverpool v West Ham4-13-00-1
West Brom v Huddersfield1-22-04-4
Watford v Everton1-01-14-0
Crystal Palace v Tottenham0-10-20-2
Man Utd v Chelsea2-12-03-2
Arsenal v Man City (Carabao Cup final)0-30-23-0

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

You can make your 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.


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


Leicester v Stoke

Leicester 1-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Margot & Allison's prediction: 2-2

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Bournemouth v Newcastle

Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Margot & Allison's prediction: 0-3

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Brighton v Swansea

Brighton 4-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Margot & Allison's prediction: 2-0

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Burnley v Southampton

Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Margot & Allison's prediction: 4-6

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Liverpool v West Ham

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Margot & Allison's prediction: 0-1

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West Brom v Huddersfield

West Brom 1-2 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Margot & Allison's prediction: 4-4

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Watford v Everton

Watford 1-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Margot & Allison's prediction: 4-0

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Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Margot & Allison's prediction: 0-2

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Man Utd v Chelsea

Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Margot & Allison's prediction: 3-2

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Arsenal v Man City

Arsenal 0-3 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Margot & Allison's prediction: 3-0

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Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

On FA Cup fifth-round weekend, Lawro got four correct results, with no perfect scores, from the eight ties for a total of 40 points and a success rate of 50%.

He was up against YouTube star Tekkerz Kidwho got three correct results, with no perfect scores, for a total of 30 points.

FA Cup leaderboard after round five
Correct result(Perfect scores)Success rate
Guz Khan12/32(2)38%
Tekkerz Kid3/8(0)38%

Those scores do not count towards Lawro's total for the season from Premier League fixtures or appear on the guest leaderboard.

Total scores after week 27
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
1Man City272241700
2Man Utd272241700
9West Ham27714635+3
11West Brom27951332+9
14Crystal Palace27751526+1


160Justin Hawkins, Chris Shiflett
130James Anderson*, Joe Johnson*
120Russel Leetch*, Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
110Aron Baynes*
100Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
90Pete Wentz
88Lawro (average after 27 weeks)
80John Cena, Darren Campbell
70Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Jimmy from Django Django, Will Ferrell, Nish Kumar, Non Stanford, Rick Witter
50Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root, Dario Saric
40Craig David, Ed Lay
30Rhys James, Felix White
20Richard Osman, Emmanuel Sanders and Josh Norman

* Shows weeks where Lawro had more than one guest, and only the highest score contributed to the guest total.

Lawro's best score: 150 points (week eight v Wretch 32 and week 24 v Pete Wentz)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, week five v Non Stanford, week 21 v Darren Campbell and week 23 v Saric and Baynes)

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