Premier League predictions: Lawro v MOTDx stars Chelcee Grimes, Craig Mitch and Reece Parkinson

Lawro's predictions

After making a stuttering start to the new season, the next test for Manchester United is the visit of in-form Leicester on Saturday.

How will United's new £80m centre-back Harry Maguire get on against his former club, with Foxes striker Jamie Vardy looking to maintain his electric form at Old Trafford?

"Maguire versus Vardy is going to be an interesting battle," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.

"United are very up and down form-wise but it might help them that Leicester are unlikely to sit in and defend the same way Crystal Palace did when they beat United last month.

"So, there will be more space for United to exploit, but they will have to be careful because Vardy is such a dangerous player."

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

This week he is up against Chelcee Grimes, Craig Mitch and Reece Parkinson, co-hosts of the BBC's new football show, MOTDx.

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MOTDx crew take on Lawro in Football Focus predictions

MOTDx, which showcases the lifestyle and culture of the Premier League, starts on Thursday at 19:00 BST on BBC Two and is available on BBC iPlayer.

Premier League predictions - week five
ResultLawroChelceeCraigReece
SATURDAY
Liverpool v Newcastle3-13-04-13-04-1
Brighton v Burnley1-11-11-21-11-2
Man Utd v Leicester1-02-13-22-11-3
Sheff Utd v Southampton0-12-11-21-11-1
Tottenham v Crystal Palace4-02-02-22-13-0
Wolves v Chelsea2-51-22-12-22-3
Norwich v Man City3-20-22-11-41-0
SUNDAY
Bournemouth v Everton3-12-11-31-11-1
Watford v Arsenal2-21-11-21-21-3
MONDAY
Aston Villa v West Ham0-02-12-21-21-1

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.

SATURDAY

Liverpool v Newcastle

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Brighton v Burnley

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

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Man Utd v Leicester

Man Utd 1-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Sheff Utd v Southampton

Sheff Utd 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Wolves v Chelsea

Wolves 2-5 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Norwich v Man City

Norwich 3-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Bournemouth v Everton

Bournemouth 3-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Watford v Arsenal

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

MONDAY

Aston Villa v West Ham

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last week?

From the last set of Premier League fixtures (before the international break), Lawro got five correct results, including one exact score, out of 10 matches for a total of 80 points.

He beat actor and comedian Stephen Fry, who got four correct results, with no exact scores, for a tally of 40 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City440012+1
=2Chelsea431010+9
=2Liverpool431010-1
4Leicester43019-1
=5Everton42208+1
=5Man Utd42208+3
=7Arsenal42117-2
=7Tottenham42117+2
=9Newcastle42026+5
=9Watford42026+11
11Aston Villa41215+7
=12Burnley411240
=12Sheff Utd41124-2
=12West Ham41124-5
=12Wolves41124+5
16Southampton41033-3
17Crystal Palace40222-13
=18Bournemouth40131-3
=18Brighton40131-2
20Norwich40040-1

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
100Adam Peaty
95Lawro (average after four weeks)
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten
60Stefan Ratchford
40Stephen Fry
Total scores after week four
Lawro380
Guests290
Lawro v Guests
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