Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer and Everton fan Louisa Roach aka She Drew the Gun

Lawro's predictions

The Premier League is back - and so is Lawro.

The former Liverpool defender and BBC football expert is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.

For the opening weekend's fixtures, he is up against singer-songwriter Louisa Roach, aka psych-pop band She Drew the Gun.

Louisa Roach aka She Drew the Gun
She Drew the Gun's second album Revolution of Mind was named in the top 10 albums of 2018 by BBC 6 Music

Louisa is a lifelong Everton fan and former season ticket-holder who started watching them just before they won the FA Cup in 1995, and has been waiting - and waiting - to see them win another trophy ever since.

She explained: "I started going to watch a few Tranmere games and my grandad, who was an Evertonian, was like 'we've got to get these kids over to Goodison'.

"He took us along and we drew 3-3 with Chelsea in my first game, then a couple of weeks later we beat Manchester United at Wembley in the FA Cup final.

"So it started really well for me. It hasn't really carried on the same way though, unfortunately!"

Louisa Roach aka She Drew the Gun
She Drew the Gun won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent competition in 2016

She Drew The Gun's new album Behave Myself is out in September and they go on tour in October.

"It's exciting to be getting the album out and to be going out on the road and playing in front of people again," Louisa told BBC Sport.

"It is the same as having football matches behind closed doors - it is completely different when you are in front of a crowd. I can't wait.

"Having fans back at Goodison will be special too, and I think it will have a big effect on our home form, which really dipped when the place was empty."

Everton start the new season with a new manager - former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who took over in July after Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid.

"It is a bit of a strange time to be an Evertonian with Rafa in charge, but I am looking forward to seeing what our new signings are like," she added.

"I'm also hoping for a better season from Richarlison because he was a bit frustrating last time out, but if he gets off to a good start he could end up absolutely flying.

"Overall though, I think it is a case of managing expectations for our fans. We can't spend a lot of money because we are under financial restrictions so it is quite hard to know what to expect - but it feels like we just need to steady the ship a little bit.

"When Carlo Ancelotti was in charge it felt like anything could happen, and we might sign anyone. That's not the case now, and people are just taking stock really.

"It's going to be quite tough for Benitez but hopefully he can prove some people wrong and win them over."

Premier League predictions - week 1
ResultLawroLouisa
FRIDAY
Brentford v Arsenal2-01-10-2
SATURDAY
Man Utd v Leeds5-12-14-2
Burnley v Brighton1-21-20-0
Chelsea v Crystal Palace3-02-02-0
Everton v Southampton3-11-03-1
Leicester v Wolves1-02-01-1
Watford v Aston Villa3-20-20-2
Norwich v Liverpool0-30-20-3
SUNDAY
Newcastle v West Ham2-41-11-2
Tottenham v Man City1-00-20-3

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

Games kick off at 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

FRIDAY

Brentford v Arsenal

Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Louisa's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SATURDAY

Man Utd v Leeds Utd

Man Utd 5-1 Leeds Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Louisa's prediction: 4-2

Match report

Burnley v Brighton

Burnley 1-2 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Louisa's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Louisa's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Everton v Southampton

Everton 3-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Louisa's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Leicester v Wolves

Leicester 1-0 Wolves

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Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Louisa's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Watford v Aston Villa

Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Louisa's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Norwich City v Liverpool

Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Louisa's prediction: 0-3

Match report

SUNDAY

Newcastle v West Ham

Newcastle 2-4 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Louisa's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Tottenham v Man City

Tottenham 1-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Louisa's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

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