Premier League predictions: Lawro vs Sonny Bill Williams

Lawro's predictions

Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal on Friday but the pressure is mounting for some other Premier League managers, and this weekend's fixtures could be crucial for their futures.

Everton boss Marco Silva takes his side to in-form Leicester while there's a tough London derby for Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham as they travel to Chelsea.

At the bottom of the table, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl faces Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford.

"Three or four managers in the league look like they are one more bad result away from losing their jobs unfortunately," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.

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

This week he is up against dual-code rugby star Sonny Bill Williams, who has just joined Canadian Super League side Toronto Wolfpack.

Sonny Bill Williams
No surprise that Williams, as a Toronto Wolfpack player, is backing Wolves for a big win this weekend

Williams, who has also been a professional boxer, is a two-time rugby union World Cup winner and is switching codes for the third time.

But despite his versatility in the sporting arena, he admits he is no football expert.

"Football to me means rugby, that's my knowledge of football," Williams told BBC Sport.

"But I understand now that football is a religion here and if I say some things that upset some people then please, please forgive me.

"I grew up a Manchester United fan but don't hold that against me.

"I don't know too much about soccer but me being a proud Muslim athlete, I know players like Didier Drogba and Liverpool's Mo Salah.

"I'd love to go to a United game and I'd also love to go and support Salah at one of his games. I don't really know too much about any of the other teams apart from Everton - Tim Cahill used to play for Everton, my Pacific Island brother."

Premier League predictions - week 14
Newcastle v Man City2-20-20-2
Burnley v Crystal Palace0-22-01-0
Chelsea v West Ham0-12-13-1
Liverpool v Brighton2-13-04-0
Tottenham v Bournemouth3-22-00-0
Southampton v Watford2-12-15-1
Norwich v Arsenal2-21-11-2
Wolves v Sheff Utd1-12-04-2
Leicester v Everton2-12-02-1
Man Utd v Aston Villa2-22-05-0

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.


Newcastle v Man City

Newcastle 2-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Sonny's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Burnley v Crystal Palace

Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Chelsea v West Ham

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sonny's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Liverpool v Brighton

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Sonny's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Tottenham v Bournemouth

Tottenham 3-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Southampton v Watford

Southampton 2-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sonny's prediction: 5-1

Match report


Norwich v Arsenal

Norwich 2-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sonny's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Wolves v Sheff Utd

Wolves 1-1 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: 4-2

Match report

Leicester v Everton

Leicester 2-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Aston Villa

Man Utd 2-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sonny's prediction: 5-0

Match report

How did Lawro do last week?

Last weekend, Lawro got three correct results, including one exact score for a total of 60 points.

He beat WWE star Seth Rollins who got three correct results, and no exact scores, for a total of 30 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City13120136
7Man Utd1355220
=8Aston Villa1353518
=11West Ham1352617
17Crystal Palace132389
19Sheff Utd1321107


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Geraint Thomas
86Lawro (average after 13 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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