Premier League predictions: Lawro v The Greatest Dancer captain Oti Mabuse

Lawro's predictions

Sunday sees the first big test for Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when his in-form team take on Tottenham.

So far, Solskjaer has won all five of his games in charge in the Premier League and FA Cup - but how will he fare at Wembley?

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "Spurs have beaten United at home in each of the past three seasons, with most of their current team involved in those games.

"It just feels like Tottenham know they can turn United over. They beat them at Old Trafford in August, so I am backing them to do a rare double - for the first time since 1989-90."

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

This week he is up against Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse, who is a dance captain on new BBC One show The Greatest Dancer.

"Growing up in South Africa my dad had a huge passion for soccer," Mabuse told BBC Sport.

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Oti Mabuse shows Dele Alli how to floss in Premier League Predictions

"The World Cup in South Africa in 2010 was enormous, it changed how the country looks and works today.

"I was an official dancer for the World Cup! Everyone was so excited, it brought the whole country together. That's the magic of football."

You can watch episode one of The Greatest Dancer now on iPlayer. Episode two is on BBC One at 20:10 GMT on Saturday.

Premier League predictions - week 22
West Ham v Arsenal1-01-21-1
Brighton v Liverpool0-11-10-2
Burnley v Fulham2-12-01-2
Cardiff v Huddersfield0-02-01-0
Crystal Palace v Watford1-21-21-1
Leicester v Southampton 1-22-02-1
Chelsea v Newcastle2-12-01-1
Everton v Bournemouth2-02-12-1
Tottenham v Man Utd0-12-11-1
Man City v Wolves3-03-02-1

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.


West Ham v Arsenal

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Oti's prediction: 1-1

Brighton v Liverpool

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Oti's prediction: 0-2

Burnley v Fulham

Burnley 2-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Oti's prediction: 1-2

Cardiff v Huddersfield

Cardiff 0-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Oti's prediction: 1-0

Crystal Palace v Watford

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Oti's prediction: 1-1

Leicester v Southampton

Leicester 1-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Oti's prediction: 2-1

Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Oti's prediction: 1-1

Willian strike gives Chelsea win over Newcastle


Everton v Bournemouth

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Oti's prediction: 2-1

Tottenham v Man Utd

Tottenham 0-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Oti's prediction: 1-1. "I love Jesse Lingard's moves! They are fresh! He's got some swag. I would give Dele Alli a six out of 10 for his floss. His was cute - but it wasn't fast enough."


Man City v Wolves

Man City 3-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Oti's prediction: 2-1

Jesus scores twice as Man City beat 10-man Wolves

How did Lawro do last time?

In the third round of the FA Cup, Lawro picked the right result in 14 of the 32 ties, including one exact result.

In the four ties where he went up against Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac [Tranmere 0-7 Tottenham, Everton 2-1 Lincoln, Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal and Wolves 2-1 Liverpool], Lawro got three correct results with no spot-on scores, while Annie also got three correct results but with one exact score.

From the last round of Premier League games at the start of January, Lawro got four correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 matches, for a total of 70 points.

He was beaten by rapper Yatez, who got eight correct results, with one exact score, for a total of 110 points.

Total scores after week 21
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
=1Man City21183057+1
=1Man Utd21183057+5
=12Crystal Palace21651023+2
=15West Ham21631221-5


160David Ginola
140The 1975's Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
90Jim Glennie, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
86Lawro (average after 21 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and Theo Ellis.
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington

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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