Premier League predictions: Lawro v Sister Bliss from Faithless

Lawro's predictions

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests.

This weekend, he is up against Sister Bliss, from iconic electronic outfit Faithless.

Faithless have just released All Blessed, their first studio album for 10 years, and have launched a campaign for the Choose Love Help Refugees charity called #playitforward which is designed to raise money for charity through the sharing and giving of music.

"Play It Forward sounds like a football charity, but it isn't," Sister Bliss told BBC Sport. "Along with a lot of other artists, we are signing and auctioning lots of vinyl to help people who are living in the most unimaginably tough conditions."

Sister Bliss from Faithless
Sister Bliss is a big fan of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and his work to raise awareness of child food poverty in the UK. "Props to Marcus. He is the most extraordinary sportsman, and a proper hero. He gives footballers the best name."

Fans returned to football matches this week and Sister Bliss knows all about the difference a crowd makes when you are performing - whether it be music or sport.

"At the moment our new music can't exist in the arena that it was supposed to - with a live audience at an indoor venue or festival," she explained.

"The album is about the life we are living right now, and finding empathy and tolerance, and the things in life we need to nurture us and connect us to each other.

"It has got very warm vibes - people have said it is like getting a big hug. You can still experience that listening to it through your headphones, but I am just gutted I can't play it to people in person and have that amazing connection, which is an extraordinary feeling.

"Sport is the same. For the past few months, the emotion and energy you get from being the person playing in front of a crowd, and where that takes you, has been missing from the experience.

"Let's hope we all get it back soon, because we all yearn to feel that again."

Faithless at the Isle of Wight festival in 2016
Faithless are used to performing to thousands of people at festivals and arenas

Sister Bliss is well-versed in the fortunes of several different London football clubs because of her Tottenham-supporting dad and her band-mates - Maxi Jazz is a Crystal Palace fan and associate director of the Eagles, while Rollo Armstrong follows Arsenal.

"I feel like I have got allegiances in north London and south London," she added. "Is that even allowed?!"

"But Arsenal probably need all the support they can get right now. As Rollo lamented to me this week, they cannot get their act together at the moment."

Premier League predictions - week 11
ResultLawroSister Bliss
FRIDAY
Aston Villa v Newcastle*P-PP-PP-P
SATURDAY
Burnley v Everton1-11-10-3
Man City v Fulham2-04-05-0
West Ham v Man Utd1-31-13-1
Chelsea v Leeds3-12-13-2
SUNDAY
West Brom v Crystal Palace1-51-21-1
Sheff Utd v Leicester1-21-21-2
Tottenham v Arsenal2-02-02-0
Liverpool v Wolves4-02-12-1
MONDAY
Brighton v Southampton1-22-01-0

*Aston Villa v Newcastle has been postponed.

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

FRIDAY

Aston Villa v Newcastle

Aston Villa P-P Newcastle

This match was postponed following a "significant increase" in Covid-19 cases at the Magpies' training ground.

SATURDAY

Burnley v Everton

Burnley 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sister Bliss' prediction: 0-3

Match report

Man City v Fulham

Man City 2-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 4-0

Sister Bliss' prediction: 5-0

Match report

West Ham v Man Utd

West Ham 1-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sister Bliss' prediction: 3-1

Match report

Chelsea v Leeds

Chelsea 3-1 Leeds

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sister Bliss' prediction: 3-2

Match report

SUNDAY

West Brom v Crystal Palace

West Brom 1-5 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Sister Bliss' prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sheff Utd v Leicester

Sheff Utd 1-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Sister Bliss' prediction: 1-2

Match report

Tottenham v Arsenal

Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sister Bliss' prediction: 2-0

Match report

Liverpool v Wolves

Liverpool 4-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sister Bliss' prediction: 2-1

Match report

MONDAY

Brighton v Southampton

Brighton 1-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sister Bliss' prediction: 1-0

Match report

How did Lawro do last time?

Last weekend, Lawro got three correct results from 10 matches, including one exact score, for a total of 60 points.

He beat Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith, who got two correct results, including one exact score, for a total of 50 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man Utd981025+8
2Chelsea1072123+1
3Leeds1071222+9
=4Liverpool1063121-2
=4Man City963021+7
=6Arsenal1061319+8
=6Leicester1061319-2
8Tottenham1060418-7
9Wolves1043315-2
=10Burnley941413+9
=10Everton1034313-2
=12Southampton1032511-6
=12West Ham1032511-7
14Newcastle1031610-1
15Crystal Palace1023590
=16Brighton1022680
=16Sheff Utd102268+4
18Aston Villa92167-8
19Fulham101093-2
20West Brom100191-2

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2020-21

ScoreGuest
110Amy Macdonald, Steve White
90Adam Devonshire
80Raye
79Lawro (average after 10 weeks)
60Celeste, Caroline Weir
50Declan McKenna, Paul Smith, DJ Target
0Rema
Total scores after week 10
Lawro790
Guests660
Lawro v Guests
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