Premier League predictions: Lawro v former Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton

Lawro's predictions

Liverpool are top of the table with five wins out of five - but will their 100% start survive Sunday's trip to Stamford Bridge?

"I am sure Chelsea will have a good spell in the game, but I just think Liverpool will have too much nous for them," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.

"Good sides are able to bounce back and win, and that's what I am expecting Jurgen Klopp's side to do after their defeat at Napoli on Tuesday."

Snapshot showing top of Premier League table - 1st Liverpool, 2nd Man City, 3rd Tottenham, 4th Man Utd, 5th Leicester & 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 Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Sam Warburton.

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Former Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton takes on Mark Lawrenson in Premier League predictions

"Football was my first sport, I love it," Warburton told BBC Sport. "When I was younger my dream was to play professionally.

"I have been a big Tottenham fan since I was about six. My dad was born in London, near Wembley, but moved to Wales at a young age and he brainwashed me and all my family to support Spurs."

Warburton, who has released a book called 'Open Side', thinks Tottenham will beat Leicester on Saturday, and is backing New Zealand to win the rugby World Cup, which starts on Friday.

Premier League predictions - week six
ResultLawroSam
FRIDAY
Southampton v Bournemouth1-32-11-1
SATURDAY
Leicester v Tottenham2-11-11-2
Burnley v Norwich2-02-03-2
Everton v Sheff Utd0-22-02-0
Man City v Watford8-03-04-0
Newcastle v Brighton0-02-02-1
SUNDAY
Crystal Palace v Wolves1-12-12-2
West Ham v Man Utd2-02-11-2
Arsenal v Aston Villa3-22-03-1
Chelsea v Liverpool1-20-20-1

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.

FRIDAY

Southampton v Bournemouth

Southampton 1-3 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: 1-1

Match report

SATURDAY

Leicester v Tottenham

Leicester 2-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sam's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Burnley v Norwich

Burnley 2-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Everton v Sheff Utd

Everton 0-2 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man City v Watford

Man City 8-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Sam's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Newcastle v Brighton

Newcastle 0-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 2-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Crystal Palace v Wolves

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: 2-2

Match report

West Ham v Man Utd

West Ham 2-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Arsenal v Aston Villa

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Chelsea v Liverpool

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Sam's prediction: 0-1

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, Lawro got seven correct results, including one exact score, out of 10 matches for a total of 100 points.

That meant he beat all three of the hosts of MOTDx that he faced, maintaining his 100% record against guests this season.

Craig Mitch got the best guest score with four correct results, including one perfect score, for a total of 70 points. Chelcee Grimes and Reece Parkinson both managed five correct results, but with no perfect scores, for a tally of 50 points apiece.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City550015+1
=2Chelsea541013+4
=2Liverpool541013-1
4Man Utd5320110
5Tottenham531110-2
6Leicester53029-1
=7Arsenal522180
=7Aston Villa52218+10
=7Everton52218+4
=10Sheff Utd52127+5
=10Watford52127+10
12Newcastle52036+6
13Burnley51225+1
=14Bournemouth51134-5
=14West Ham51124-6
=14Wolves51134+5
17Southampton51043-7
=18Brighton50232-2
=18Crystal Palace50232-6
20Norwich50050-7

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
100Adam Peaty
96Lawro (average after five weeks)
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten
70Craig Mitch
60Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson
40Stephen Fry
Total scores after week five
Lawro480
Guests360
Lawro v Guests
P5W5D0L0

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