Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer and Man Utd fan Tom Grennan

Lawro's predictions

Manchester United have already beaten Manchester City in two of their three meetings this season - so will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side win again on Sunday?

City will be hoping for a repeat of their victory at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final in January but BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks United are a different proposition these days.

"I was impressed by United when I saw them at Goodison Park against Everton last weekend," Lawrenson said. "They had a good balance in midfield and a bit of fight as well.

"They had creativity, combativeness and character, which is a good mix - they will need more of the same against City."

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

This week he is up against singer Tom Grennan.

Tom Grennan
Grennan's new single 'This Is The Place' is his first new material since his 2018 top-five breakthrough debut album 'Lighting Matches'

Bedford-born Grennan, who was on the books of Luton Town, Northampton and Stevenage as a youngster, is a Manchester United supporter - and a big fan of Solskjaer.

"I really like Ole, and I think he needs to be given a proper chance," he told BBC Sport.

"People are very quick to sack managers off but I agree with United legend Roy Keane, who said recently that Ole should get another year - in fact, I would give him longer. He is the one for me, anyway. It is a big job so give him time.

"The only thing I think he needs is a bit more authority sometimes and to be more outspoken when we have not played well.

"At times he is a bit too much like a substitute teacher, when he should be acting like the headmaster.

"He is too nice. I wish he would channel a bit of Keane's anger, or use Sir Alex Ferguson's 'hairdryer' and scare some of our players a bit when they do not perform."

Premier League predictions - week 29
ResultLawroTom
SATURDAY
Liverpool v Bournemouth2-13-04-0
Arsenal v West Ham1-01-10-0
Crystal Palace v Watford1-01-02-1
Sheff Utd v Norwich1-02-00-1
Southampton v Newcastle0-10-10-0
Wolves v Brighton0-02-02-0
Burnley v Tottenham1-12-01-0
SUNDAY
Chelsea v Everton4-02-02-0
Man Utd v Man City2-01-12-1
MONDAY
Leicester v Aston Villa4-02-02-2

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 GMT unless stated.

SATURDAY

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Tom's prediction: I know Liverpool have lost a few but this is still an easy win for them. 4-0

Tom on Liverpool: It is hard to say this as a United fan but I have to hold my hands up and admit that the way they have been playing is amazing. What they are doing is where United want to be.

Match report

Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tom's prediction: 0-0

Crystal Palace v Watford

Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Tom's prediction: Palace are at home so I am backing them. 2-1

Sheff Utd v Norwich

Sheff Utd 1-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tom's prediction: Norwich keeper Tim Krul did so well in the shootout against Spurs - did you see his bottle with all their penalties written on it? I think they might win this one too. 0-1

Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton 0-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Tom's prediction: 0-0

Wolves v Brighton

Wolves 0-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tom's prediction: Wolves to win 100%. 2-0

Burnley v Tottenham

Burnley 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tom's prediction: 1-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Chelsea v Everton

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tom's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd v Man City

Man Utd 2-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tom's prediction: 2-1

Match report

MONDAY

Leicester v Aston Villa

Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tom's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Lawro and his guest, Hot Property host Yung Filly, have both predicted five correct results and no exact scores from the seven FA Cup fifth-round ties to be played so far this week.

Lawro and Fillly have both gone for Manchester United to beat Derby 2-0 in the final tie on Thursday, so they will finish level, whatever the outcome at Pride Park.

Their scores in the FA Cup do not count towards the tables below.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
=1Liverpool282530780
=1Man City27260178+1
3Chelsea28204464+1
4Tottenham28186460+3
5Arsenal27137746+5
6Leicester281351044-3
7Man Utd28127943-4
8Burnley281151238+1
=9Everton281071137+2
=9West Ham281141337+7
=9Wolves281141337-3
12Watford281051335+5
13Aston Villa271041434+6
14Bournemouth281021632+4
15Newcastle28831727-1
16Southampton28731824-3
17Brighton28721923-2
18Sheff Utd27641722-10
19Crystal Palace28561721-8
20Norwich282719130

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
110Daisy May and Charlie Cooper
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
73Lawro (average after 28 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Georgia, Katie Ormerod, 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
20Sam Bird
Total scores after week 28
Lawro2,040
Guests1,900
Lawro v Guests
P28W17D3L8

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