Premier League predictions: Lawro v DJ & Aston Villa fan Nathan Dawe

Lawro's predictions

Last weekend saw Norwich become the first side to be relegated from this season's Premier League, but which two clubs will join them in going down to the Championship?

"With three games left, Bournemouth and Aston Villa have both given themselves a chance," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.

"But I still don't see them getting the points they need to climb out of the bottom three."

Lawro's guest this week, DJ and lifelong Villa fan Nathan Dawe, is desperately hoping he is wrong.

"Everywhere I look, on TV, social media and online, the outlook for us is quite negative," Dawe told BBC Sport. "People have kind of written us off.

"But our win over Crystal Palace on Sunday was massive and I am actually quietly confident we can do it.

"West Ham and Watford play each other [on Friday] and then Watford face Manchester City and Arsenal in their final two fixtures, while West Ham have got to play Manchester United and us.

"My maths has us staying up, but it all comes down to that game at Goodison Park. Anything less than a win for us in that one, then I would say we are down, but all you can ask for is that our players are up for the fight."

Nathan Dawe
Dawe plays a drive-in concert in Birmingham on 8 August. His new single will be announced on Wednesday
Premier League predictions - week 36
Chelsea v Norwich1-03-02-1
Burnley v Wolves1-10-20-2
Man City v Bournemouth2-14-02-0
Newcastle v Tottenham1-30-21-1
Arsenal v Liverpool2-11-10-1
Everton v Aston Villa1-12-01-3
Leicester v Sheff Utd2-01-12-2
Crystal Palace v Man Utd0-20-21-3
Southampton v Brighton1-12-01-0
West Ham v Watford3-12-12-2

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



Chelsea v Norwich

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Nathan's prediction: 2-1


Burnley v Wolves

Burnley 1-1 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Nathan's prediction: 0-2

Man City v Bournemouth

Man City 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 4-0

Nathan's prediction: 2-0

Newcastle v Tottenham

Newcastle 1-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Nathan's prediction: 1-1

Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Nathan's prediction: 0-1

Match report


Everton v Aston Villa

Everton 1-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Nathan's prediction: We are struggling for two big reasons - a lack of goals, because we can't find a goal anywhere, and also the defence leaking goals everywhere. We've only had three clean sheets in 35 league games which is always an issue when you've been promoted. We have had a lot of injuries too but, ultimately, it is down to poor recruitment and not enough Premier League quality players being brought in. I still feel like we will beat Everton, though. We are in the last-chance saloon and the players will know it too, and throw absolutely everything at this game. 1-3

Nathan on why he is a Villa fan: "My whole family are from Birmingham and, apart from one of my uncles who supports Leeds, they are all Villa fans, so it was how I was brought up. We are local and we go to all the games, so we all follow them together.

"I used to sit in the Holte End at Villa Park when I first started going, when Martin O'Neill was manager. We had some great players then, but the ones that stick out in my mind are Juan Pablo Angel, Olof Mellberg, Martin Laursen and Gareth Barry.

"Now I am sitting at the other end, near the away fans - I had to move there as the games were getting boring, as the team was getting worse. I can have a bit of banter with the away fans now. But those years under O'Neill, where we were really close to Champions League football, the Holte End was rocking every week and they are really good memories."

Match report

Leicester v Sheff Utd

Leicester 2-0 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Nathan's prediction: From a Villa perspective it was very frustrating to follow Leicester's collapse at Bournemouth, especially because of their defensive errors. I think the Foxes will pick themselves up a bit here. 2-2

Match report

Crystal Palace v Man Utd

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Nathan's prediction: United are absolutely flying right now. 1-3

Match report

Southampton v Brighton

Southampton 1-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Nathan's prediction: Brighton play Newcastle (h) and Burnley (a) after this game so I think they will pick up enough points to get to safety, even if Saints nick it. 1-0

Match report


West Ham v Watford

West Ham 3-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Nathan's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

In the last round of Premier League games, Lawro got four correct results and no exact scores, for a total of 40 points.

He beat The Manor's Scotty Stacks, who got three correct results with no exact scores, for a total of 30 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City35322198+1
6Man Utd35179960-1
10West Ham351371546+6
13Aston Villa351071837+6
16Sheff Utd35782029-9
18Crystal Palace35692027-4


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
110Aitch, Daisy May and Charlie Cooper
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Joel Corry, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
75Lawro (average after 35 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Georgia, Al Greenwood, Katie Ormerod, Serge from Kasabian, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Alex Horne, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Big Zuu, Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant, Tom Grennan, Neil Jones, Simon Neil, Tommy O'Dell, Steve Queralt
30Sam Bird, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rollins, Scotty Stacks
Total scores after week 35
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