Premier League predictions: Lawro v The 1975 bassist Ross MacDonald

Lawro's predictions

Arsenal's trip to Manchester United is the pick of the midweek Premier League games, but will the Gunners' 19-game unbeaten run survive a trip to Old Trafford?

"The Gunners were just great in the second half of Sunday's win against Tottenham," BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson said.

"But I just worry that Wednesday might be a case of after the Lord Mayor's Show."

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

This week's guest is Ross MacDonald, bassist with rock band The 1975 and a Macclesfield Town fan.

The 1975
Ross MacDonald (far right) and the rest of The 1975. He was a Manchester United fan as a young boy but has been watching local team Macclesfield since he was 11

This is an exciting time for MacDonald, with the band's new album 'A brief enquiry into online relationships' released last week, a few days after the Silkmen appointed Sol Campbell as their new manager.

MacDonald says he is unsure how Campbell will do at Moss Rose, but hopes his side are on the up after a terrible start to their first season back in the Football League.

"I am going to wait and reserve judgement," he told BBC Sport. "There are a lot of people who seem to think poorly of him, but one of the problems we have had this season is that we keep letting in goals, and he was certainly a decent defender in his day.

"Hopefully this is the start of something because he has not been in charge for a game yet and we have just won two on the bounce - so you never know, this might be a good time for him to come in.

"It would mean an awful lot if we can stay up. In the 18 years I have been going to watch Macc, the only thing I had seen us do was get relegated, and last season's promotion came out of the blue.

"Everything went right for us and it was a nice moment for all our fans but, for someone like me who has been going for a long time, it was very special."

Premier League predictions - week 15
Bournemouth v Huddersfield2-12-02-0
Brighton v Crystal Palace3-11-11-0
West Ham v Cardiff3-12-03-1
Watford v Man City1-20-21-3
Burnley v Liverpool1-30-20-2
Everton v Newcastle1-12-02-1
Fulham v Leicester1-11-12-2
Wolves v Chelsea2-11-22-1
Man Utd v Arsenal2-22-11-2
Tottenham v Southampton3-13-04-1

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


All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless stated.


Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ross' prediction: 2-0

Match report

Brighton v Crystal Palace

Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ross' prediction: 1-0

Match report

West Ham v Cardiff

West Ham 3-1 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ross' prediction: 3-1

Match report

Watford v Man City

Watford 1-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ross' prediction: 1-3

Match report


Burnley v Liverpool

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ross' prediction: 0-2

Match report

Everton v Newcastle

Everton 1-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ross' prediction: 2-1.

Match report

Fulham v Leicester

Fulham 1-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ross's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Wolves v Chelsea

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Ross's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Arsenal

Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Ross' prediction: 1-2.

Match report

Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham 3-1 Southampton (20:00 GMT)

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Ross' prediction: 4-1

Match report

How did Lawro do last time?

Last week, Lawro got five correct results, with two perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 110 points.

He beat Creed II star Dolph Lundgren, who got two correct results, including one exact score, for a total of 60 points.

Total scores after week 14
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
=1Man City141220380
=1Man Utd14122038+6
10Crystal Palace1453618+4
17West Ham1433812-4


120Joe Thomas
90Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
84Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons
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, week eight v Chris Stark and week 12 v Mumford & Sons)

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