Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest on Football Focus each week.

His opponent for the latest round of Premier League games is journalist, TV host and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.

Piers Morgan's Premier predictions

Morgan was in typically provocative form, expressing his "great delight" that Manchester City's title defence is on the rocks "given that most ex-Arsenal players have washed up there like some ghastly mercenary foreign legion".

He has been outspoken in his criticism of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in recent months and his dreams of an 8-0 win for Arsenal at Tottenham proved to be wide of the mark on Sunday.

Predictions Score Lawro Piers

SATURDAY

Chelsea v West Brom

1-0

2-1

2-1

Everton v Reading

3-1

2-0

2-0

Man Utd v Norwich

4-0

2-0

4-0

Southampton v QPR

1-2

1-2

0-1

Stoke v West Ham

0-1

2-0

1-1

Sunderland v Fulham

2-2

2-1

3-1

Swansea v Newcastle

1-0

1-1

2-0

Wigan v Liverpool

0-4

1-1

1-2

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Arsenal

2-1

1-2

0-8

MONDAY

Aston Villa v Man City

0-1

0-2

2-1

A correct result is worth ONE point, while a correct score earns THREE points.

From last weekend's Premier League programme, Lawro got an impressive eight out of nine results right, but with no perfect scores. His score of eight proved enough, though, to see off British band Lawson, who got five results right, again with no perfect scores. Both Lawro and Lawson successfully predicted the outcome of the Capital One Cup final too.

This season, we will also be keeping a record of the total scores for Lawro and his guests (below), and showing a table of how the Premier League would look if all of Lawro's predictions had come off (also at the bottom of the page).

Premier League total scores after week 27

Lawro

193

Guests

158

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Chelsea 1-0 West Brom

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Everton 3-1 Reading

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Southampton 1-2 QPR

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Stoke 0-1 West Ham

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sunderland 2-2 Fulham

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Swansea 1-0 Newcastle

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Wigan 0-4 Liverpool

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

SUNDAY

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

MONDAY

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P27

W15

D4

L8

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

11

Kevin Sinfield

10

Luke Campbell, Devlin, Hulk Hogan

8

Wretch 32, Mo Farah

7.16 (average)

Lawro

7

James Arthur, Dave Brailsford, Example, Goran Ivanisevic

6

Joe Calzaghe, Guy Mowbray, Andy Murray, Peter Reid, Steve Wilson

5

Lawson, Lethal Bizzle, Magnus, Natalie Lowe, Joanna Rowsell, Greg Rutherford

4

Darren Farley, Marco Gabbiadini

Michael Vaughan, Justin Young

3

Russell Brand, Jonny Brownlee, Lawrence Dallaglio, Stephanie Houghton

2

Dani King, Paul Reid

1

Carl Froch

Lawro's best score: 14 points (week eight).

Lawro's worst score: four points (weeks three, 19, 23 and 24).

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man Utd

27

22

5

0

71

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0

2.

Arsenal

27

18

6

3

60

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+3

3.

Man City

27

17

8

2

59

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-1

4.

Everton

27

16

7

4

55

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+2

5.

Chelsea

26

15

8

3

53

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-1

6.

Tottenham

27

12

9

6

45

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-3

7.

QPR

27

13

5

9

44

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+13

8.

Liverpool

27

11

10

6

43

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0

9.

Newcastle

27

11

8

8

41

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+4

10.

Sunderland

27

8

11

8

35

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+5

11.

Stoke

27

8

9

10

33

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-1

12.

West Brom

27

8

4

15

28

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-5

13

Wigan

27

8

4

15

28

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+4

14.

Fulham

27

7

4

16

25

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-3

15

West Ham

27

6

7

14

25

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-1

16.

Southampton

27

7

1

19

22

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0

17.

Swansea

27

4

8

15

20

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-8

18

Norwich

27

5

5

17

20

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-6

19.

Aston Villa

27

4

7

16

19

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-1

20.

Reading

26

3

7

16

16

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+1

Lawro did not make a prediction before the rearranged Chelsea-Reading game on 22 August.

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.