Premier League predictions: Lawro v England netball stars Helen Housby and Jo Harten

Lawro's predictions

The Premier League is back - and here is your chance to prove Mark Lawrenson wrong.

BBC Sport's predictions expert has picked his scores for the first 10 games of the new campaign, including Liverpool's match against Norwich on Friday.

Lawro is backing the Reds to win, and continue their long unbeaten run - according to his results anyway - that has not seen them lose a game in his league tables since the final day of the 2015-16 season.

It is not just Liverpool that Lawro is making predictions for - he will do the same for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.

First to take him on in the 2019-20 campaign are England netball stars Helen Housby and Jo Harten.

Housby is a Manchester United fan, and Harten supports Tottenham.

Housby and Jo Harten
Housby and Harten were part of the England squad that won bronze at this summer's World Cup
Premier League predictions - week 1
ResultLawroHelenJo
FRIDAY
Liverpool v Norwich4-12-02-03-0
SATURDAY
West Ham v Man City0-51-21-30-4
Bournemouth v Sheff Utd1-11-12-12-1
Burnley v Southampton3-02-10-11-0
Crystal Palace v Everton0-01-10-00-0
Watford v Brighton0-32-00-20-2
Tottenham v Aston Villa3-12-01-05-0
SUNDAY
Leicester v Wolves0-02-11-01-0
Newcastle v Arsenal0-10-22-12-1
Man Utd v Chelsea4-01-12-11-2

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless stated.

FRIDAY

Liverpool v Norwich

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Helen's prediction: 2-0

Jo's prediction: 3-0

Match report

SATURDAY

West Ham v Man City

West Ham 0-5 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Helen's prediction: Being a United fan I obviously never want to back City - but I am going to have to say that they will win this one, and probably by a few goals. 1-3

Jo's prediction: 0-4

Match report

Bournemouth v Sheff Utd

Bournemouth 1-1 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Helen's prediction: I reckon we've got to back Bournemouth here for Geva. One of our England team-mates (Geva Mentor) is a Bournemouth girl and a big fan. 2-1

Jo's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Burnley v Southampton

Burnley 3-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Helen's prediction: 0-1

Jo's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Crystal Palace v Everton

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Helen's prediction: 0-0

Jo's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Watford v Brighton

Watford 0-3 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Helen's prediction: 0-2

Jo's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Tottenham v Aston Villa

Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Helen's prediction: 1-0

Jo's prediction: Easy! 5-0. Spurs have just had one of their best seasons for a long time, and I am backing them to be up there again this year.

Match report

SUNDAY

Leicester v Wolves

Leicester 0-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Helen's prediction: 1-0

Jo's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Newcastle v Arsenal

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Helen's prediction: 2-1

Jo's prediction: I can't ever back Arsenal, as a Spurs fan. 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Chelsea

Man Utd 4-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Helen's prediction: I have been saying for years now that this is going to be our year, but obviously it has not been the best time for United.

This is a big game to start off with, but I am always hopeful, and I always think we can deliver. 2-1

Jo's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro's Premier League predictions - the final league table

In Lawro's league table based on his 2018-19 weekly predictions, Manchester City finished champions - just as they did in reality.

Overall, he had six teams out of 20 in their correct positions, with 10 more only one or two places out.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City3835301080
2Liverpool3827110920
3Man Utd38286490+3
4Tottenham3823114770
5Chelsea38237873-2
6Leicester382061266+3
7Arsenal381971264-2
8Everton3819514620
9Wolves381631951-2
10Burnley3813111450+5
11Newcastle381471749+2
12West Ham381262042-2
13Watford381162139-2
=14Bournemouth3810721370
=14Southampton381142337+2
16Crystal Palace38992036-4
=17Brighton388822320
=17Fulham38952432+2
=19Cardiff38362915-1
=19Huddersfield38362915+1

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