Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

This week he takes on comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter Michael Palin.

Michael Palin: Premier League predictions

Palin, who first found fame as part of the Monty Python comedy group, grew up a Sheffield United fan but admits to now following Sheffield Wednesday too.

He tries to keep up with both teams' results when travelling abroad, and once told the football magazine 'When Saturday Comes':  "I remember being on a show on the Persian Gulf and finding out that Sheffield United had beaten Scarborough and because I was so far away it felt like a fantastic result, like they'd beaten AC Milan."

Predictions Score Lawro Michael Palin

SATURDAY

Man City v Everton

3-1

2-0

1-2

Cardiff v Newcastle

1-2

1-2

0-0

Fulham v Stoke

1-0

2-0

1-2

Hull v Aston Villa

0-0

1-1

1-3

Liverpool v Crystal Palace

3-1

2-0

0-1

Sunderland v Man Utd

1-2

0-2

3-4

SUNDAY

Norwich v Chelsea

1-3

1-2

2-2

Southampton v Swansea

2-0

2-1

1-1

Tottenham v West Ham

0-3

2-0

2-0

West Brom v Arsenal

1-1

1-1

8-1

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

Last week, Lawro got four results right, with two perfect scores. His score of eight saw him beaten by the new voice of the classified results, Charlotte Green, whose five correct results with two perfect scores gave her nine points.

We're 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 were correct (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after Week Six

Lawro

45

Guests

42

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Man City 3-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Palin's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Palin's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Fulham 1-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Palin's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Palin's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Palin's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Palin's prediction: 3-4

Match report

SUNDAY

Norwich 1-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Palin's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Southampton 2-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Palin's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Tottenham 0-3 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Palin's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Palin's prediction: 8-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P6

W2

D0

L4

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green

7.5

Lawro (Average after six weeks)

5

Sam Tomkins

4

Jason Sudeikis

2

Cal Crutchlow

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Arsenal

6

4

2

0

14

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0

2.

Man City

6

4

2

0

14

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+5

3.

Tottenham

6

4

1

1

13

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0

4.

Liverpool

6

3

3

0

12

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-2

5.

Chelsea

6

3

3

0

12

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0

6.

Man Utd

6

2

4

0

10

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+6

7.

Southampton

6

3

0

3

9

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-1

8.

West Brom

6

3

0

3

9

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+2

9.

Newcastle

6

3

0

3

9

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+7

10.

West Ham

6

3

0

3

9

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+7

11.

Everton

6

2

2

2

8

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-7

12.

Norwich

6

2

2

2

8

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+2

13.

Fulham

6

2

2

2

8

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+5

14.

Stoke

6

2

1

3

7

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+1

15.

Crystal Palace

6

2

0

4

6

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+4

16.

Hull

6

1

2

3

5

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-9

17.

Aston Villa

6

1

1

4

4

Down arrow

-8

18.

Swansea

6

0

3

3

3

Down arrow

-6

19.

Cardiff

6

0

2

4

2

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-8

20.

Sunderland

6

0

2

4

2

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0

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