Premier League predictions: Lawro v Strictly stars Alex Scott and Neil Jones

Lawro's predictions

It is more than five years since Liverpool won at Old Trafford but will the Premier League leaders leave with three points on Sunday?

Manchester United are struggling for points and goals and BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson feels the top-of-the-table Merseysiders are heavy favourites.

"Liverpool are not always playing that well, but they are winning all the time, which is a great feeling," Lawrenson said.

"United, meanwhile, have got big problems. When they lost at Newcastle a couple of weeks ago, they were just a mess. They were like a dog's dinner."

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

This week he is up against BBC football pundit Alex Scott and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Neil Jones.

Strictly stars Neil Jones and Alex Scott
You can watch Neil and Alex in action on Strictly at 18:40 BST on Saturday on BBC One
Premier League predictions - week nine
ResultLawroAlexNeil
SATURDAY
Everton v West Ham2-02-11-20-2
Aston Villa v Brighton2-12-01-03-1
Bournemouth v Norwich0-02-02-11-2
Chelsea v Newcastle1-02-02-02-0
Leicester v Burnley2-12-13-13-0
Tottenham v Watford1-13-01-01-0
Wolves v Southampton1-12-02-12-0
Crystal Palace v Man City0-20-30-21-4
SUNDAY
Man Utd v Liverpool1-10-10-21-3
MONDAY
Sheff Utd v Arsenalx-x0-21-40-3

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

Everton v West Ham

Everton 2-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Alex's prediction: 1-2

Neil's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Brighton

Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Alex's prediction: 1-0

Neil's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Bournemouth v Norwich

Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Alex's prediction: 2-1

Neil's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Alex's prediction: 2-0

Neil's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Leicester v Burnley

Leicester 2-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Alex's prediction: 3-1

Neil's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Tottenham v Watford

Tottenham 1-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Alex's prediction: 1-0

Neil's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Wolves v Southampton

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Alex's prediction: 2-1

Neil's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Crystal Palace v Man City

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-3

Alex's prediction: 0-2

Neil's prediction: 1-4

Match report

SUNDAY

Man Utd v Liverpool

Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Alex's prediction: 0-2

Neil's prediction: 1-3

Match report

MONDAY

Sheff Utd v Arsenal

Sheff Utd v Arsenal (20:00 BST)

Sheffield United have picked up six points away so far, compared to three at home.

They like to play on the front foot and it feels like that is working out better for them on the road, especially against the tougher teams.

This might be a similar story. Arsenal appear to be improving at both ends of the pitch and I just have a feeling they will edge this one.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Alex's prediction: 1-4

Neil's prediction: 0-3

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last week?

In the round of games before the international break, Lawro got four correct results, including one exact scores, out of 10 matches for a total of 70 points.

He drew with athletics legend Michael Johnson who also got four correct results, with one exact score.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City880024+1
2Liverpool871022-1
3Chelsea861119+2
4Tottenham852117+5
5Arsenal843115-2
=6Leicester841313-2
=6Man Utd834113+6
8Aston Villa833212+7
=9Burnley832311-2
=9Everton832311+9
=11Newcastle831410+5
=11Watford831410+9
=11West Ham831410-3
14Crystal Palace82248-8
=15Bournemouth82157-5
=15Sheff Utd82157-2
17Wolves82157-6
18Southampton82066-1
19Brighton80262-5
20Norwich80171-1

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
100Lawro (average after eight weeks), Adam Peaty
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Geraint Thomas
70Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch
60Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry
Total scores after week eight
Lawro800
Guests570
Lawro v Guests
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