Premier League predictions: Lawro vs WWE star Seth Rollins

Lawro's predictions

Jose Mourinho is back in the Premier League after 11 months out of management, but will he get off to a winning start with Tottenham against London rivals West Ham?

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said: "West Ham are really toiling at the moment, with only two points from their past six league games, just when I thought they would kick on after beating Manchester United to go fifth.

"I thought the Hammers had banished this sort of form but they are on a terrible run.

"I am going to back them to get a draw on Saturday, though, on the basis that the Mourinho factor has turned it into an occasion that will raise West Ham's game."

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

WWE star Rollins predicts 18-0 win for Man City

This week he is up against WWE star Seth Rollins, who has supported West Ham in the pastexternal-link after doing well with them on Fifa, but now describes himself as "a bit of a Manchester City fan" for the same reason.

"It is a little difficult for me to follow them during the season but I am a City fan," he told BBC Sport. "Mostly because they have gotten me a lot of success on Fifa.

"Am I any good when I play Fifa? Erm, no. I like to think that I am good, but I doubt it.

"I can play on the Switch OK, but if you get me on the PlayStation or an X-Box, it is foreign to me.

"Who else plays? Cesaro, Sheamus and Rusev have all played a little bit too.

"I know they all prefer the PlayStation though and I just don't go there because I get beat. I stick where it is simple and easy on the Switch."

Rollins (top) in action with Jinder Mahal
West Ham sent Rollins (top) a shirt with his name on it when they found out he was a Hammers fan - but he is a City supporter now

Rollins, who is back in the UK in December when he appears in 'Gorilla Position Live' at the O2 in London, never played much football himself but thinks there are a couple of current pros who have the attributes to make good wrestlers.

"Who's that guy we have got in the MLS now? What's his name? The one who is very outspoken?

"Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]! Yes, that guy. He is great - what a personality he has got.

"And Neymar is a great actor, so I think he would fit right in, in some form or fashion."

Premier League predictions - week 13
West Ham v Tottenham2-31-10-3
Arsenal v Southampton2-22-00-1
Bournemouth v Wolves1-22-12-1
Brighton v Leicester0-22-12-1
Crystal Palace v Liverpool1-20-21-4
Everton v Norwich0-22-02-2
Watford v Burnley0-32-02-0
Man City v Chelsea2-12-018-0
Sheff Utd v Man Utd3-30-21-3
Aston Villa v Newcastle2-02-00-1

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


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless stated.


West Ham v Tottenham

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Seth's prediction: It's got to to be the Spurs, baby! 0-3

Match report

Arsenal v Southampton

Arsenal 2-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: I'm going with the upset here. 0-1

Match report

Bournemouth v Wolves

Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Seth's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Brighton v Leicester

Brighton 0-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Seth's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Seth's prediction: Liverpool, with a strong advantage. 1-4

Match report

Everton v Norwich

Everton 0-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Seth's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Watford v Burnley

Watford 0-3 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Seth's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man City v Chelsea

Man City 2-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Seth's prediction: Manchester City, my boys! They are going to win, of course. They are going to crush Chelsea. 18-0

Match report


Sheff Utd v Man Utd

Sheff Utd 3-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Seth's prediction: 1-3

Match report


Aston Villa v Newcastle

Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Seth's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last week?

Last weekend, Lawro got six correct results, including one exact score, out of 10 matches for a total of 90 points.

He beat 'The Irishman' star Stephen Graham who got five correct results, with one exact score, for a total of 80 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City12110133+3
7Man Utd12552200
9West Ham1251616+7
=10Aston Villa1243515+7
16Crystal Palace122379-4
19Sheff Utd122197-14


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Geraint Thomas
88Lawro (average after 12 weeks)
80Stephen Graham
70Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell
Total scores after week 12
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