Premier League predictions: Lawro v British snowboarder Katie Ormerod

Lawro's predictions

The first Premier League winter break is upon us, with 10 games staggered over the next two weeks.

There are only four matches this weekend, but they could prove pivotal in the race to avoid relegation, with four of the bottom six involved before they head to the beach, or a warm-weather training camp.

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said: "For all the struggling teams, winning this weekend and heading off on holiday on the back of a positive result would make a massive difference.

"It would be a big boost of confidence for the fans, players and the manager - everyone at the club."

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

This week he is up against British snowboarder Katie Ormerod.

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod
Ormerod is a multiple World Cup medal-winning snowboarder but her hopes of Olympic glory in slopestyle and big air events at Pyeongchang 2018 were scuppered when she broke her wrist then fractured her heel in two falls in training in the space of two days, just before the event began

Katie's younger brother Harvey is an apprentice at League Two side Bradford City.

"I've always had an interest in football because of Harvey," she told BBC Sport. "I've been following his journey and learning little things through what he does so, yeah, it's really cool.

"If I played myself, I'd probably play in the middle. Just because I only ever played one team sport at school, which was netball, and I was always a centre - so I was always running around doing different bits, and I'd probably end up doing something similar.

"From the British team, Billy Morgan is probably the snowboarder who would be best at football. He is such an amazing all-round athlete.

"A lot of footballers would do well at snowboarding too, though. It would be cool to see some of them have a go, and I definitely see [Liverpool's] Trent Alexander-Arnold being pretty good."

Premier League predictions - week 26 (part one)
ResultLawroKatie
SATURDAY
Everton v Crystal Palace3-12-03-2
Brighton v Watford1-11-22-1
SUNDAY
Sheff Utd v Bournemouth2-11-21-0
Man City v West HamP-P3-04-3

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

Katie will also predict the scores for the other six fixtures, which will be played between Friday, 14 February and Monday, 17 February. Any points she gains from those games will be added to her total.

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Everton v Crystal Palace

Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Katie's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Brighton v Watford

Brighton 1-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Katie's prediction: 2-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Sheff Utd v Bournemouth

Sheff Utd 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Katie's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Man City v West Ham

Man City P-P West Ham (16:30 GMT)

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Katie's prediction: 4-3

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last week?

Last weekend, Lawro got one correct result, with no exact scores, from 10 games for a total score of 10 points - his lowest tally of the season so far.

He was beaten by synth-pop singer-songwriter Georgia, who got six correct results, with no exact scores, for a total score of 60 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City25240172+1
2Liverpool25223069-1
3Tottenham25175356+2
4Chelsea251744550
5Leicester25125841-2
=6Arsenal25117740+4
=6Man Utd25117740+1
=8Burnley251041134+3
=8West Ham251041134+10
10Watford25951132+9
=11Aston Villa25941231+6
=11Everton25871031-2
13Wolves25931330-5
14Bournemouth25921429+2
15Newcastle25821526-3
16Southampton25631621-3
17Brighton25621720-2
18Sheff Utd25541619-12
19Crystal Palace25461518-5
20Norwich252716130

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
76Lawro (average after 25 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Georgia, 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 25
Lawro1,890
Guests1,700
Lawro v Guests
P25W17D2L6

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