FA Cup fourth-round predictions: Lawro v Man Like Mobeen star Tolu Ogunmefun

Lawro's predictions

Liverpool's unbeaten Premier League record is still intact after Thursday's win at Wolves, but will they survive an FA Cup trip to League One Shrewsbury unscathed?

The Reds' trip to Shrewsbury (Sunday, 17:00 GMT) is one of three fourth-round ties you can watch live on the BBC this weekend.

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson has taken a look at all 16 of this weekend's ties and given his verdict on who will make it into round five.

For selected matches, including Shrewsbury against Liverpool and the BBC's other two televised games - Brentford v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30) and Manchester City against Fulham (Sunday, 13:00) - Man Like Mobeen star Tolu Ogunmefun has made his predictions too.

Tolu, who is also a stand-up comedian, plays Nate in the critically acclaimed Birmingham-set BBC Three comedy-drama.

All eight episodes of series three of Man Like Mobeen are available to watch on iPlayer from Sunday.

Man Like Mobeen
Man Like Mobeen follows the lives of Mobeen (right) and his friends Nate (played by Tolu, left) and Eight as they look to stay out of trouble in Small Heath

Tolu is an Arsenal fan and says the main reasons he grew up as a Gunner were his dad - and David Seaman.

He told BBC Sport: "I grew up in Hackney and my dad supported them. When I was very young, I remember watching David Seaman make a spectacular save in his green jersey and I asked my dad for that jersey.

"From that day forward, I was in love with Arsenal.

"When I was growing up, Thierry Henry was my hero. He was such a special player.

"My favourite moment as an Arsenal fan was him coming back to us on loan in 2012 and scoring against Leeds in the FA Cup with his legendary finesse, and with that shot right into the bottom-right corner.

"My best FA Cup memory was down to another one of my top Arsenal players, Aaron Ramsey, who scored the winner against Hull in the 2014 final when we came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

"I was heartbroken when Ramsey left - I had to un-follow him on Instagram, and then re-follow him again a bit later - but it has been painful to see a lot of our star players leave to be honest.

"I think the good times are on their way back now though, under Mikel Arteta.

"We've got someone in charge that understands the team a bit more, and think if he has some help from the board to get some extra players in, then we will be heading in a better direction soon."

FA Cup fourth-round ties
Northampton v Derby370-01-1*
QPR v Sheff Wed41-22-0
Brentford v Leicester220-12-1
Burnley v Norwich71-22-0
Coventry v Birmingham100-01-1*
Millwall v Sheff Utd200-20-2
Newcastle v Oxford Utd350-02-0
Portsmouth v Barnsley94-21-0
Reading v Cardiff21-11-1*
Southampton v Tottenham31-12-1
West Ham v West Brom40-12-1
Hull City v Chelsea281-20-2
Man City v Fulham214-03-0
Tranmere v Man Utd600-60-2
Shrewsbury v Liverpool592-20-2
Bournemouth v Arsenal8x-x2-0

Gap = how many league positions separate each team

* Away team to win at home in the replay


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

PL = Premier LeagueC = Championship
L1 = League OneL2 = League Two
H = HomeA = away
r = required a replay


Northampton 0-0 Derby County

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 - Derby to win the replay

Match report

QPR 1-2 Sheff Wed

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

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Brentford 0-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tolu's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Burnley 1-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

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Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 - Birmingham to win the replay (at St Andrews again)

Tolu's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Millwall 0-2 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Newcastle Utd 0-0 Oxford Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Reading 1-1 Cardiff City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 - Cardiff to win the replay

Match report

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tolu's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Ham 0-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Hull City 1-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tolu's prediction: 1-2

Match report


Man City 4-0 Fulham

Premier League (2nd)vChampionship (3rd)
Who did they beat?
3R: Port Vale (L2) H3R: Aston Villa (PL) H

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Tolu's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Tranmere 0-6 Man Utd

League One (21st)vPremier League (5th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Watford (PL) Hr3R: Wolves (PL) Hr
2R: Chichester City (NL) H
1R: Wycombe (L1) Ar

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tolu's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Shrewsbury 2-2 Liverpool

League One (16th)vPremier League (1st)
Who did they beat?
3R: Bristol City (C) Hr3R: Everton (PL) H
2R: Mansfield (L2) H
1R: Bradford (L2) Ar

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tolu's prediction: 0-4

Match report


Bournemouth v Arsenal (20:00 GMT)

Premier League (18th)vPremier League (10th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Luton (C) H3R: Leeds (C) H

After losing 10 of their previous 12 league games, Bournemouth were back at it to beat Brighton on Tuesday.

I would back striker Callum Wilson to go on a little run of scoring now after he ended his long wait for a goal in that game, and he is not the only Cherries player who will have enjoyed a confidence boost.

Bournemouth needed to show people we are not finished - Howe

As well as Arsenal did to draw with Chelsea after having David Luiz sent off, when I look at them I am just not convinced.

It is early days for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, of course, but I would love to know what he is thinking now he has got to know his squad a bit.

'This is what I want to see' - Arteta on 'special' night for Arsenal

Arsenal drew with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Boxing Day, in Arteta's first game in charge.

I think he would be happy with the same result if he could get it on Monday, but I am going to go with a Bournemouth win here.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tolu's prediction: Bournemouth were back on form on Tuesday night when they beat Brighton, but I am going with Arsenal here of course. Reiss Nelson to score one of them, and Eddie Nketiah too. 1-3

Tolu on whether Arsenal will win the FA Cup this season? Do I fancy it?! Of course - it's ours. We've got the history with it, having won it a record number of times (13) and the ability to cause any team problems.

Arteta against City would be a nice final, wouldn't it, bearing in mind he has just been working with Pep, and a lot of City's players. He will have learned a lot from him.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last week?

From the midweek Premier League fixtures, Lawro got five correct results, with one exact score for a total of 80 points.

He beat Ride bassist Steve Queralt, who got four correct results with no exact scores for a total of 40 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City24230169+1
=5Man Utd241176400
=8West Ham23941031+9
13Aston Villa24841228+3
18Sheff Utd24531618-10
19Crystal Palace24451517-8


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
77Lawro (average after 24 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Serge from Kasabian, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell, Steve Queralt
30Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rollins
Total scores after week 24
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