Premier League predictions: Lawro v John Bishop

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 and Liverpool fan John Bishop.

Bishop is a lifelong Red and a keen footballer who regularly takes part in charity games, but he is not the most talented player in his family - his brother Eddie played professionally for Tranmere, Chester and Crewe.

Football Focus: Comedian John Bishop's Premier League predictions

Not surprisingly, Bishop goes for a Liverpool win at Tottenham on Sunday, and he says his hopes for the season have changed following their bright start to the season under boss Brendan Rodgers.

"Liverpool are playing some of the best football I have seen for a number of years," Bishop said. "I was a big Kenny Dalglish fan and when Brendan came in it took everyone a little bit of time to see the pattern of play he wanted.

"But now what we're seeing is really his team. These are his players and it is great to watch.

"At the start of the season, a top four finish would have been great. Now, we are really looking at making the top four and also to pick up a trophy somewhere along the way."

Predictions Score Lawro John

SATURDAY

Man City v Arsenal

6-3

2-1

1-1

Cardiff v West Brom

1-0

1-1

1-2

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

2-1

2-0

3-0

Everton v Fulham

4-1

2-0

2-0

Newcastle v Southampton

1-1

1-2

1-0

West Ham v Sunderland

0-0

2-0

1-0

Hull City v Stoke City

0-0

1-1

2-2

SUNDAY

Aston Villa v Man Utd

0-3

0-2

0-1

Norwich v Swansea

1-1

2-0

0-0

Tottenham v Liverpool

0-5

2-0

1-2

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

Last week, Lawro got five results right, with two perfect scores. His score of nine gave him victory over Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr, who got two correct results, with no exact scores.

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 15

Lawro

120

Guests

87

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

Man City v Arsenal

Man City 6-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

John's prediction: 1-1.

Match report

Cardiff City v West Brom

Cardiff 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Everton v Fulham

Everton 4-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Newcastle v Southampton

Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

John's prediction: 1-0

Match report

West Ham v Sunderland

West Ham 0-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Hull City v Stoke City

Hull City 0-0 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: 2-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Aston Villa v Man Utd

Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

John's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Norwich v Swansea

Norwich 1-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Tottenham v Liverpool

Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P15

W8

D2

L5

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green

8

Lawro (average after 15 weeks)

6

Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan Joe Montana, Greg James

5

Sam Tomkins, The National

4

Jason Sudeikis

2

Cal Crutchlow, Jim Kerr, David Schneider

1

Michael Palin

Lawro's best score: 13 points (week seven v David Schneider)

Lawro's worst score: 4 points (week two v Sam Tomkins)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man City

15

12

3

0

39

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+3

2.

Arsenal

15

10

5

0

35

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-1

3.

Chelsea

15

10

4

1

34

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-1

4.

Liverpool

15

9

6

0

33

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-2

5.

Man Utd

15

9

6

0

33

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+4

6.

Tottenham

15

9

3

3

30

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0

7.

Everton

15

6

4

5

22

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-2

8.

Fulham

15

6

4

5

22

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+10

9.

Newcastle

15

5

4

6

19

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-2

10.

Southampton

15

6

1

8

19

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-2

11.

Stoke

15

6

1

8

19

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+2

12.

Norwich

15

5

3

7

18

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+2

13.

Swansea

15

4

5

6

17

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-3

14.

West Brom

15

4

4

7

16

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+1

15.

West Ham

15

3

5

7

14

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+2

16.

Aston Villa

15

2

7

6

13

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-5

17.

Hull City

15

2

5

8

11

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-5

18.

Crystal Palace

15

3

1

11

10

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+1

19.

Sunderland

15

0

5

10

5

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+1

20.

Cardiff

15

0

3

12

3

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-4