Premier League & FA Cup predictions: Lawro v Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard

Lawro's predictions

Wolves are enjoying an impressive first season back in the Premier League, but can they cap it with a trip to Wembley?

That is the prize on offer in their FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United, which is live on BBC One at 19:55 GMT, with Millwall versus Brighton the other BBC televised tie, at 14:00 GMT on Sunday.

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said: "Wolves have had some great results against the top six this season, but United will not just be thinking they can win at Molineux, they will be thinking they can win the whole thing."

Lawro is pitting his wits against a different guest for each round of this season's FA Cup, and his opponent this time is Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard, whose weekly show is part of the station's legendary Friday night dance line-up.

Leeds fan Danny thinks it is "almost impossible" to predict this weekend's scores, but he has given it a go.

Radio 1 DJ and Leeds fan Danny Howard takes on Lawro's FA Cup Predictions
FA Cup quarter-final predictions
Watford v Crystal Palace2-12-12-3
Swansea v Man City2-30-20-4
Wolves v Man Utd2-10-21-2
Millwall v Brighton2-2 (4-5 on pens)1-1*0-2

* Away team to win on penalties, after extra-time. There are no replays in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

British cyclist Laura Kenny, who will ride in the Six Day Series in Manchester from 22-24 March, has also predicted this weekend's five Premier League games.

"I did this before and I was terrible," Kenny, who supports Spurs, told BBC Sport. "I got them all completely wrong."

Kenny actually did better than she remembered when she took on Lawro in August 2016. She got five correct results, with no exact scores to end up with 50 points, although Lawro did beat her with 140 points.

Premier League predictions - week 31
Bournemouth v Newcastle2-22-01-30-1
Burnley v Leicester1-21-10-31-2
West Ham v Huddersfield4-32-04-05-0
Fulham v Liverpool1-20-20-11-4
Everton v Chelsea2-01-12-41-1

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.


Watford v Crystal Palace

Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace (FA Cup quarter-final)

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Danny's prediction: Watford are flying this season but Palace are one of the most unpredictable teams in the Premier League, and because it is a big occasion I am going to go with Roy Hodgson's men. 2-3

Match report

Bournemouth v Newcastle

Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Danny's prediction: 1-3

Kenny's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Burnley v Leicester

Burnley 1-2 Leicester (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Danny's prediction: 0-3

Kenny's prediction: 1-2

Match report

West Ham v Huddersfield

West Ham 4-3 Huddersfield (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Danny's prediction: 4-0

Kenny's prediction: 5-0

Match report

Swansea v Man City

Swansea 2-3 Man City (FA Cup quarter-final)

I would not rule out the chance of an upset - because you only have to look at what Wigan did against Pep Guardiola's side in the fifth-round last year - but it does look unlikely because of City's quality.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Danny's prediction: Swansea did not do Leeds a favour the other week when they played Norwich. We could have really done with them beating Norwich but they lost 1-0, and I cannot see them getting that close to City. This is not even a contest for me. 0-4

Match report

Wolves v Man Utd

Wolves 2-1 Man Utd (FA Cup quarter-final)

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Danny's prediction: 1-2

Match report


Millwall v Brighton

Millwall 2-2 Brighton (4-5 on pens)

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 - Brighton to win AET and penalties

Danny's prediction: Millwall are towards the bottom of the Championship and Brighton are holding their own in the Premier League. It is a one-off game and anything can happen, but I do think Brighton are going to do it. 0-2

Match report

Fulham v Liverpool

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Danny's prediction: 0-1

Kenny's prediction: 1-4

Match report

Everton v Chelsea

Everton 2-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Danny's prediction: 2-4

Kenny's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

From the the last round of Premier League games, Lawro got three correct results, with no exact scores, from 10 matches for a total of 30 points.

He was beaten by chef Tom Kerridge and 'The Beast' - aka Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa. 'The Beast' got five correct results, with one exact score, for a total of 80 points, while Kerridge also got five correct results but with two correct scores, for a total of 110 points.

Total scores after week 30
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
1Man City302730840
2Man Utd30225371+3
13West Ham30941731-4
16Crystal Palace30781528-2


160David Ginola
140The 1975's Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
110Tom Kerridge, Yatez
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
84Lawro (average after 30 weeks)
80Adebayo Akinfenwa, Richard Ashcroft, Dina Asher-Smith, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Jamie Dornan & Paul Conroy, Idris Elba, Tom McFarland, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Theo Ellis, Drew McIntyre, Mohamed Sanu, Dolph Ziggler
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington
30Ryan Fitzpatrick, Oti Mabuse

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

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week 24 v Grime star Yizzy and week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-back Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu)

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