Premier League predictions: Lawro v former Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas

Lawro's predictions

Manchester United look to return to winning ways on Monday at Old Trafford, but will they find a way past visitors Arsenal?

"Goals are the problem for United," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson. "Who is going to get them?

"United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got a problem because if he goes for it more in attack, then his side are going to leave themselves a lot more open.

"I think United might actually be a little cagey, because the last thing he needs is for Arsenal to beat them comfortably."

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

This week he is up against cycling star Geraint Thomas.

Geraint Thomas
When Geraint Thomas won the Tour de France in 2018, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was among those to phone him with congratulations

The double Olympic gold medallist and 2018 Tour de France winner is an Arsenal fan.

He is taking part in the men's elite road race at the Road World Championships in Yorkshire on Sunday.

Premier League predictions - week seven
ResultLawroGeraint
SATURDAY
Sheff Utd v Liverpool0-10-21-3
Aston Villa v Burnley2-22-11-1
Bournemouth v West Ham2-22-12-1
Chelsea v Brighton2-02-02-0
Crystal Palace v Norwich2-02-11-1
Tottenham v Southampton2-13-00-3
Wolves v Watford2-02-02-1
Everton v Man City1-30-20-2
SUNDAY
Leicester v Newcastle5-02-02-1
MONDAY
Man Utd v Arsenal1-11-11-2

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.

SATURDAY

Sheff Utd v Liverpool

Sheff Utd 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Geraint's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Aston Villa v Burnley

Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Geraint's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Bournemouth v West Ham

Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Geraint's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Chelsea v Brighton

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Geraint's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Crystal Palace v Norwich

Crystal Palace 2-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Geraint's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Geraint's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Wolves v Watford

Wolves 2-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Geraint's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Everton v Man City

Everton 1-3 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Geraint's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Leicester v Newcastle

Leicester 5-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Geraint's prediction: 2-1

Match report

MONDAY

Man Utd v Arsenal

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Geraint's prediction: 1-2

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 five correct results, including one exact score, out of 10 matches for a total of 80 points.

He beat former Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton, who also got five correct results, but with no exact scores, for a total of 50 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City660018+1
2Liverpool651016-1
3Chelsea641113+8
=4Arsenal6321110
=4Everton632111+10
=4Man Utd632111+4
=4Tottenham632111+3
8Leicester631210-5
9Newcastle63039+8
=10Aston Villa62228+8
=10Burnley62228-1
=12Sheff Utd62137-2
=12Watford62137+8
=12West Ham62137-7
15Southampton62046-2
16Crystal Palace61235-4
=17Bournemouth61144-11
=17Wolves61144+2
19Brighton60242-4
20Norwich60060-4

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
100Adam Peaty
93Lawro (average after six weeks)
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten
70Craig Mitch
60Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry
Total scores after week six
Lawro560
Guests410
Lawro v Guests
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