Premier League & FA Cup predictions: Lawro v comedian John Bishop

Lawro's predictions

Wigan have already beaten three Premier League teams - including leaders Manchester City - to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals but can they make it four and reach Wembley?

The League One side's last-eight tie with struggling Southampton is live on BBC One at 13:30 GMT on Sunday, with Leicester against Chelsea following at 16:30 GMT.

Lawro is pitting his wits against a different guest for each round of this season's FA Cup, and his opponent this time is comedian John Bishop.

Bishop will be addressing the England squad for this year's Sport Relief (on Friday, 23 March) after taking on the mission to help them win this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Bishop is a Liverpool fan who is backing the Reds to return to winning ways against Watford this weekend.

"I was going to say 17-0 to Liverpool but that would have been a little bit biased," Bishop told BBC Sport. "So I am just going to go with 11-0.

"No, really it will be 3-0 to Liverpool. We are still unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season and I think we are on a roll at Anfield at the moment."

FA Cup quarter-final predictions
Swansea v Tottenham0-31-2*0-2
Man Utd v Brighton2-02-02-0
Wigan v Southampton0-20-21-0
Leicester v Chelsea1-22-10-1

*After extra-time. There are no replays in the FA Cup quarter-finals, and the ties will be decided on penalties.

Premier League predictions - week 31
Bournemouth v West Brom2-12-12-0
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace0-21-10-1
Stoke v Everton1-21-11-2
Liverpool v Watford5-02-03-0

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.


Swansea v Tottenham

Swansea 0-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2 after extra time

John's prediction: 0-2

Match report.

Bournemouth v West Brom

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

John's prediction: 2-0

Match report.

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace

Huddersfield 0-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: Palace have had some tough games lately and played well but been unlucky to lose, so I think they are due a win. 0-1

Match report.

Stoke v Everton

Stoke 1-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: Everton have not been doing well away from home, but Cenk Tosun is on a roll with goals in his past two games and I can see them taking it. 1-2

Match report.

Liverpool v Watford

Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 3-0

Match report.

Man Utd v Brighton

Man Utd 2-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: I think United have got their name written on the FA Cup to be honest with you. 2-0

Match report.


Wigan 0-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

John's prediction: I think if there is a surprise in the FA Cup, it will be in this tie. Wigan have got a lot of momentum behind them, and they have not had an easy run to get here. I fancy them again. 1-0

Match report

Leicester v Chelsea

Leicester v Chelsea (FA Cup, 16:30 GMT)

Like Tottenham and United, Chelsea are out of Europe and the FA Cup is their only hope of a trophy this season.

The tricky thing with predicting Chelsea's results at the moment is that you just do not know what kind of performance Antonio Conte's side are going to produce.

Part of the reason for that is that they have a little bit of a soft centre, which is a bit of a worry for Conte.

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is only young but he is making mistakes while he is in their team which is the last thing you want from your centre-back - you want him to be learning from those elsewhere.

Leicester have been ticking along quite nicely in recent weeks and I thought Jamie Vardy's goal against West Brom last time out was absolutely sensational.

Frank Lampard said on Match of the Day that it was his favourite goal of the season and I am absolutely behind him on that, because the technique Vardy used to execute it with his weaker foot was unbelievable.

The Foxes have got home advantage here and, you know what, I am going to go with them to edge it.

I just have a feeling that they will absolutely fly at Chelsea and we know they have got the quality to beat them.

We also know Conte's side are quite a moody team at the moment and if they have another bad day then they are going out.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

John's prediction: I just think that when it comes to the FA Cup, Chelsea know what they are doing. 0-1

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do in the fifth round?

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 Kid who 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%

From the last round of Premier League games, Lawro got eight correct results, with three perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 170 points - his best score of the season.

He beat Arni and Justin from The Vaccines, who got six correct results but with one perfect scores, for a total of 90 points.

Total scores after week 29
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
1Man City302541790
3Man Utd30245177-1
9West Ham30716737+7
10West Brom301051535+10
15Crystal Palace30751826+3


160Justin Hawkins, Chris Shiflett
130James Anderson*, Joe Johnson*
120Russel Leetch*, Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
110Aron Baynes*
100Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
90Lawro (average after 30 weeks), Arni and Justin from The Vaccines, Pete Wentz
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, Joe Root, Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, Dario Saric, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell,
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: 170 points (week 30 v Lawro (average after 30 weeks)

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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