Premier League predictions: Lawro v Mumford & Sons

Lawro's predictions

Chelsea are yet to lose under Maurizio Sarri after 18 competitive games - but will that record survive Saturday's trip to play Tottenham at Wembley?

"I think we will see the Blues' first defeat of the season," BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson said.

"Chelsea were average against Everton last time out and if they play like that again, Spurs will turn them over."

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

This week's guests are Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall from rock band Mumford & Sons.

Mumford & Sons
Marcus (left) says his favourite Wimbledon player is Vinnie Jones while Winston (centre) has Eric Cantona as his Manchester United hero

Marcus supports AFC Wimbledon while Winston is a Manchester United fan, but they both enjoyed England's run to the semi-final of last summer's World Cup - although only Marcus was left wanting more after the Three Lions' defeat by Croatia.

Winston explained: "Marcus was very upset and I was upset, but I thought it was almost as good as winning.

"We had done way better than people expected and for me it brought the nation together in a way that winning would have done anyway, so I was delighted.

"I am glad we didn't get to the final - we would have been thrashed by France."

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Marcus responded: "We would have been beaten but to get to a World Cup final in our lifetime would have been unbelievable and we would have been there.

"I have seen a semi-final before, it is my first memory, of Gazza crying in 1990. My brother cried, and I cried - that is not my first football memory, it is my first actual memory.

"So, being at England's next World Cup semi-final since then, that was a big deal, but imagine getting to the final. How can you say it is almost as good as winning it? You are fine with it, but I am still upset."

Winston is optimistic that England will make amends at Euro 2020, however.

He added: "One thing is clear - it's coming home.

"The final will be hosted at Wembley, the home of football and I think we are in with a shout. Why not?"

Premier League predictions - week 13
ResultLawroMumford & Sons
Brighton v Leicester1-11-21-0
Everton v Cardiff1-02-03-0
Fulham v Southampton3-22-12-1
Man Utd v Crystal Palace0-02-02-1
Watford v Liverpool0-31-10-2
West Ham v Man City0-40-21-3
Tottenham v Chelsea3-12-01-1
Bournemouth v Arsenal1-22-12-3
Wolves v Huddersfield0-22-00-1
Burnley v Newcastle1-21-11-1

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 stated.


Brighton v Leicester

Brighton 1-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-0

Match report

Everton v Cardiff

Everton 1-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 3-0

Match report

Fulham v Southampton

Fulham 3-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Crystal Palace

Man Utd 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-1

Match report

Watford v Liverpool

Watford 0-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 0-2

Match report

West Ham v Man City

West Ham 0-4 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-3

Match report

Tottenham v Chelsea

Tottenham 3-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-1

Match report


Bournemouth v Arsenal

Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-3

Match report

Wolves v Huddersfield

Wolves 0-2 Huddersfield

I was very impressed by Wolves in their draw at Arsenal - they did enough to win that game.

They should have too much for a Huddersfield side that have mustered two points and four goals from their five away games this season.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 0-1

Match report


Burnley v Newcastle

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-1

Match report

How did Lawro do last time?

Before the international break, Lawro got four correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 matches for a total of 70 points.

He beat WWE wrestlers Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. who got five correct results, but with no exact scores, for a total of 50 points.

Total scores after week 12
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
=1Man City121020320
=1Man Utd12102032+7
10Crystal Palace1243515+6
=15West Ham1233612-2


120Joe Thomas
90Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
85Lawro (average after 12 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba
50Bring Me The Horizon, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
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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