Lawro's Premier League predictions v legendary guitarist Johnny Marr

Lawro's predictions

Liverpool's title credentials will be tested on Sunday by a Tottenham team looking to turn around their slump in form.

Spurs head for Anfield having taken only one point from their past four Premier League games, suffering three successive defeats on the road.

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said: "I think Liverpool will win, but I would back Spurs to hang on in the top four. They are due to play their first game at their new stadium on Wednesday and that will give them a big lift between now and the end of the season."

Snapshot of the top of the Premier League table: 1st Liverpool, 2nd Man City, 3rd Tottenham, 4th Arsenal, 5th Man Utd 6th Chelsea

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

This week he is up against former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who is now a solo star. His new single 'Armatopia' is out now.

The 55-year-old Mancunian grew up in a predominantly Manchester United-supporting household but is a Manchester City fan and told BBC Sport: "I first went to watch them in 1972.

"It was City versus Wolves, I went with a mate. I was about nine at the time and like a lot of football fans I have that great memory of my first time going up the steps and into the ground and seeing the pitch, that massive expanse of green, married to the sound and all the excitement and energy of the place. It never really leaves you, that memory.

"Back then, City had their great famous team of the 1970s of Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell and Franny Lee.

"Luckily for me, my first game was a 5-2 win with Lee scoring a hat-trick, and I just fell in love with the whole thing. I fell in love with the kit, and the atmosphere of the game and it has been an interesting journey since then."

Premier League predictions - week 32
Fulham v Man City0-20-31-3
Brighton v Southampton0-12-12-2
Burnley v Wolves2-02-11-2
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield2-02-03-0
Leicester v Bournemouth2-02-12-1
Man Utd v Watford2-12-03-1
West Ham v Everton0-21-13-2
Cardiff v Chelsea1-20-21-3
Liverpool v Tottenham2-12-12-1
Arsenal v Newcastle2-02-02-0

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.


Fulham v Man City

Fulham 0-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-3

Johnny's prediction: I've got a bit of a soft spot for Fulham, but I'm sorry guys - City to win. 1-3

Match report

Brighton v Southampton

Brighton 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Johnny's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Burnley v Wolves

Burnley 2-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Johnny's prediction: I think Burnley boss Sean Dyche has got his work cut out here. Wolves are a formidable side. 1-2

Match report

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield

Crystal Palace 2-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Johnny's prediction: Sorry, Huddersfield, but I think Palace's physicality, plus the fact they are at home, means they will come out on top. 3-0

Match report

Leicester v Bournemouth

Leicester 2-0 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Johnny's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Watford

Man Utd 2-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Johnny's prediction: 3-1

Match report

West Ham v Everton

West Ham 0-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Johnny's prediction: Think this will be a very interesting game because both teams are going to slug it out. I am going to go with West Ham though. 3-2

Match report


Cardiff v Chelsea

Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Johnny's prediction: It depends what Chelsea side shows up that day - I mean, what is going on there? I am going to say they will win, though. 1-3

Match report

Liverpool v Tottenham

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Johnny's prediction: 2-1

Match report


Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Johnny's prediction: Arsenal are sort of getting the wheels back on at the moment and I am going to back them here. 2-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Before the international break, Lawro took on Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard to predict the FA Cup quarter-finals and five Premier League games.

For the FA Cup quarter-finals, which do not count towards Lawro's average or the guest leaderboard, Lawro correctly guessed the outcome of three of the four ties, including two exact results, for a score of 90 points. Howard guessed the outcome of two ties, scoring 20 points.

In the Premier League, Lawro got two correct results and no exact scores for a total - so far - of 20 points. His score will be updated when the remaining games are played.

Howard will also have his score updated when the remaining games are played. So far he has three correct results, no exact scores, and 30 points.

Total scores after week 31
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
1Man City30273084+1
=2Man Utd30225371+3
12West Ham311041734-3
16Crystal Palace30781528-2


160David Ginola
140The 1975's Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
110Tom Kerridge, Yatez
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
82Lawro (average after 31 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, Danny Howard*, Oti Mabuse

*Score will be updated when full programme of games from week 31 is played

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

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week 24 v Grime star Yizzy, week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-back Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and week 31 - so far - against Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard)

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