FA Cup final & Premier League predictions: Lawro v 1Xtra DJ Ace

Lawro's predictions

The 140th FA Cup final sees eight-time winners Chelsea face Leicester City in front of around 21,000 fans at Wembley on Saturday.

This is Chelsea's 15th final, while the Foxes are in their fifth - but will this be the first one they win?

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has pitted his wits against a different guest in every round of this season's FA Cup.

For the final, he is up against Radio 1Xtra DJ Ace, who supports FA Cup holders Arsenal.

You can listen to Ace every day from Monday to Friday on the mid-morning show from 10:00-12:45 BST on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

DJ Ace
"David Rocastle and Kevin Campbell were my Arsenal heroes when I was growing up," Ace told BBC Sport. "Kevin came into my school when I was seven or eight and meeting him blew my mind."

Arsenal beat Chelsea in last year's final but their defence ended in January at the hands of Southampton in the fourth round.

The Gunners have been inconsistent in the Premier League in 2020-21 and lost to Villarreal in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Ace told BBC Sport: "From an Arsenal point of view, I'm just glad the season is almost over! It hasn't been the best for us.

"There have been a few moments where it has looked like we have clicked, but then we've gone on runs where we have lost or dropped points, including in games we should have won - those have been the most annoying.

"But, as frustrating as it has been for Arsenal, I have still really enjoyed this season as a football fan - the joy of the Premier League is that you never know what is going to happen, and it's been amazing to see the likes of Leicester doing so well, including in the FA Cup. I think it's great for the sport."

FA Cup final prediction
ResultLawroAce
SATURDAY
Chelsea v Leicester0-11-01-2

There is no replay in the FA Cup final. If the score is level after 90 minutes, it will be decided by extra time and penalties.

LAWRO'S FA CUP FINAL PREDICTION

SATURDAY

Chelsea v Leicester

Chelsea 0-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Ace's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests - Ace has also looked at this weekend's league games.

Premier League predictions - week 36
ResultLawroAce
FRIDAY
Newcastle v Man City3-40-20-2
SATURDAY
Burnley v Leeds0-41-21-2
Southampton v Fulham3-12-01-0
Brighton v West Ham1-11-10-1
SUNDAY
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa3-22-10-0
Tottenham v Wolves2-02-01-0
West Brom v Liverpool1-20-20-3
Everton v Sheff Utd0-12-00-0

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

LAWRO'S PREMIER LEAGUE PREDICTIONS

FRIDAY

Newcastle v Man City

Newcastle 3-4 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ace's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SATURDAY

Burnley v Leeds United

Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Ace's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Southampton v Fulham

Southampton 3-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ace's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Brighton v West Ham

Brighton 1-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ace's prediction: 0-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Ace's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Tottenham v Wolves

Tottenham 2-0 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ace's prediction: 1-0

Match report

West Brom v Liverpool

West Brom 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ace's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Everton v Sheff Utd

Everton 0-1 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ace's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Lawro and Ace were speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Last weekend, Lawro drew with The Sherlocks drummer Brandon Crook, after they both got five correct results from 10 matches, including two exact scores, for a total of 110 points apiece.

Lawro also picked up 10 points from the five midweek Premier League games, played from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

Midweek PL games
ResultLawroGuest
TUESDAY
Man Utd v Leicester1-21-1NA
Southampton v Crystal Palace3-12-1NA
WEDNESDAY
Chelsea v Arsenal0-12-0NA
THURSDAY
Aston Villa v Everton0-00-22-0*
Man Utd v Liverpool2-41-12-1**

NA: No guest prediction

*Rearranged from week 19 vs You Me At Six drummer Dan Flint

** Rearranged from week 34 vs Royal Blood drummer Ben Thatcher.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City353140970
=2Chelsea36266484+2
=2Man Utd362664840
4Tottenham352555803
5Liverpool3522121780
6Leeds352211267+4
7Leicester361961163-4
8Arsenal3617514560
9Wolves3514111053+3
10Everton3512101346-1
=11Brighton351271643+6
=11Burnley3511101443+4
13West Ham351161839-7
=14Southampton3510520350
=14Aston Villa35881935+3
16Newcastle359422310
17Crystal Palace35772128-4
18Sheff Utd35562421+2
19Fulham3530329-1
20West Brom3505305-1

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2020-21

ScoreGuest
110Sister Bliss, Brandon Crook, Amy Macdonald, Dot Major, Steve White
100Tubes
90Adam Devonshire, Becky Hill, Passenger, Chris Shiflett
81Lawro (average after 35 weeks)
80Celeste, Dan Flint, Frank Harper, Peter Hooton, Raye
70Sam Carter, Lou Cotterill, Ben Thatcher
60Majestic, Caroline Weir
50David Gray, Declan McKenna, Billy Monger, Paul Smith, Alex Sprogis, DJ Target
40Gavin 'Mo' Edgeley, Ben Howard
30Rick Astley, Lewis Evans, Steve Guttenberg, Gethin Jones, Fraser T. Smith
20Charlie Forbes, Dougie Payne
10Theo Ellis
0Rema
Total scores after week 35
Lawro2,860
Guests2,320
Lawro v Guests
P35W19D2L14

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