Premier League predictions: Lawro v Richard Ashcroft

Lawro's predictions

Along with Liverpool and Chelsea, Premier League leaders Manchester City are unbeaten this season, but will Pep Guardiola's side keep that record intact after Monday's trip to Wembley to face Tottenham?

"Tottenham have struggled in Europe but they have been on a really good run domestically and are only two points behind City at the top of the table," BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson said.

"I see Spurs' run ending on Monday, though. It has already been a frustrating week for them, conceding a late equaliser against PSV in the Champions League, and this is the last game they need."

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.

This week's guest is singer Richard Ashcroft.

The former Verve frontman is a Manchester United fan who has followed them since he was "about four or five years old".

Richard Ashcroft challenges Germany legend Lothar Matthaus
Richard Ashcroft, shown here playing for England and challenging former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus during a legends match in 2006, says his favourite current Manchester United player is Marcus Rashford

"My United heroes are the people like George Best, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs who have the club within their DNA and spirit," Ashcroft explained to BBC Sport.

"I never saw Best play but he is my ultimate hero because he was the first rock 'n' roll footballer - he was a genius.

"George had a tremendous amount of pressure on his shoulders that other footballers did not have to deal with.

"He was human and he had his demons, yet he could still go out on a Saturday and give people something to remember, like Eric Cantona could.

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'It's a must, must, must win game' - singer Richard Ashcroft's Premier League predictions

"Eric gave people a bit of magic to take home or go back to work with, and I think that is what Manchester United should be about - creating little moments of artistry with their attacking football.

"As far as current United players go, I really like Marcus Rashford. He is an amazing talent who looks like he is busting his guts, which is what I want to see.

"I don't like people strutting around, unless they are Eric. He could strut around because he was the king - he could turn a game in a second."

Premier League predictions - week 10
ResultLawroRichard
SATURDAY
Brighton v Wolves1-01-10-1
Fulham v Bournemouth0-32-02-1
Liverpool v Cardiff4-12-03-1
Southampton v Newcastle0-00-20-0
Watford v Huddersfield3-02-02-0
Leicester v West Ham1-12-00-1
SUNDAY
Burnley v Chelsea0-41-11-3
Crystal Palace v Arsenal2-21-12-1
Man Utd v Everton2-12-02-0
MONDAY
Tottenham v Man City0-10-21-1

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless stated.

SATURDAY

Brighton v Wolves

Brighton 1-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Richard's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Fulham v Bournemouth

Fulham 0-3 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Richard's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Liverpool v Cardiff

Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Richard's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton 0-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Richard's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Watford v Huddersfield

Watford 3-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Richard's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Leicester v West Ham

Leicester 1-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Richard's prediction: 0-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Burnley v Chelsea

Burnley 0-4 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Richard's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Crystal Palace v Arsenal

Crystal Palace 2-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Richard's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Everton

Man Utd 2-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Richard's prediction: 2-0

Match report

MONDAY

Tottenham v Man City

Tottenham 0-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Richard's prediction: 1-1

Match report

How did Lawro do last week?

Last week, Lawro got five correct results, with one perfect score, from 10 matches for a total of 80 points.

He drew with cricket legend Shane Warne, who also got five correct results with one exact score, for a total of 80 points.

Total scores after week 9
Lawro810
Guests720
Lawro v Guests
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Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
=1Man City9810250
=1Man Utd981025+9
3Liverpool945017-1
=4Arsenal9513160
=4Tottenham944116+1
=6Chelsea943215-3
=6Everton950415+2
8Leicester942314+3
=9Bournemouth934213-3
=9Crystal Palace941413+6
11Burnley933312+2
12Fulham932411+6
13Southampton931510+3
=14Newcastle92349+6
=14Watford93069-7
=14Wolves93069-5
=17Brighton92258-5
=17West Ham92258-3
19Cardiff90454-2
20Huddersfield90181-1

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2018-19

SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
120Joe Thomas
91Lawro (average after nine weeks)
90Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
80Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba
40Tom Grennan

Lawro's best score: 260 points (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week three v Idris Elba and week eight v Chris Stark)

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