Premier League predictions: Lawro v WWE stars Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

Lawro's predictions

Manchester United will be the underdogs when they go to Etihad Stadium to play neighbours Manchester City on Sunday - but who will prevail?

"I feel that the ball has just started to run for United a little bit," BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson said. "Look at their last-gasp wins over Bournemouth and Juventus this week.

"When you keep scoring important last-minute goals, it is great for you and it also worries the opposition a little bit.

"Yes, City are favourites but I don't think this will be straightforward for them at all."

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

This week's guests are WWE wrestlers Dolph Ziggler and his tag-team partner Drew McIntyre.

Premier League Predictions: WWE's Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler

Drew is a Rangers fan - and has been from a very early age.

He explained to BBC Sport: "My family supports Rangers and Celtic and, when you are a baby, they leave out the two tops and you crawl towards one of them.

"I believe I crawled to the Rangers top when I was a kid."

The 33-year-old from Ayr is enjoying life under current Gers boss Steve Gerrard and thinks he might bring the glory days back to Ibrox - although it might take a while.

"Gerrard played with his heart, which is something we were missing," McIntyre explained.

"He is drilling it into his team and we are on the rise. In the next couple of seasons I think we are going to be right back in it, competing with Celtic."

"It would be sweet to win something this season but I am being realistic - and it is amazing that we are back where we are right now."

Premier League predictions - week 12
ResultLawroDolph & Drew
Cardiff v Brighton2-11-01-1
Huddersfield v West Ham1-11-12-1
Leicester v Burnley0-02-12-0
Newcastle v Bournemouth2-12-02-0
Southampton v Watford1-12-01-2
Crystal Palace v Tottenham0-11-10-3
Liverpool v Fulham2-03-04-0
Chelsea v Everton0-02-02-2
Arsenal v Wolves1-12-03-1
Man City v Man Utd3-11-13-2

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 stated.


Cardiff v Brighton

Cardiff 2-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Huddersfield v West Ham

Huddersfield 1-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v Burnley

Leicester 0-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: (Dolph) Newcastle? I have had their beer. Does Bournemouth have a beer or a drink? No? Sorry, Newcastle up. 2-0

Match report

Southampton v Watford

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 0-3


Liverpool v Fulham

Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Chelsea v Everton

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Arsenal v Wolves

Arsenal 1-1 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dolph & Drew's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Man City v Man Utd

Man City 3-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dolph & Drew's prediction: (Dolph) I have got to go with the team that I have actually talked to and hung out with and thought they were great, so I am going to stick with Manchester City - although it is going to be a close one. 3-2

Match report

How did Lawro do last week?

Last week, Lawro got nine correct results, with no perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 90 points.

He beat Matt Kean and Matt Nicholls, bassist and drummer in rock band Bring Me The Horizon, who got five correct results, with no exact scores, for a total of 50 points.

Total scores after week 11
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
=1Man City111010310
=1Man Utd11101031+6
=10Crystal Palace1142514+4
15West Ham1132611-2


120Joe Thomas
90Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
86Lawro (average after 11 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba
50Bring Me The Horizon
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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