Premier League predictions: Lawro v You Me At Six's Josh Franceschi

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

His opponent for the next round of Premier League fixtures is You Me At Six singer Josh Franceschi.

You Me At Six singer Josh Franceschi

Franceschi's all-time favourite Arsenal players are Henry, Wright, Bergkamp and Adams

Franceschi, whose band are top of the UK album charts with their fourth offering, Cavalier Youth, says he has been an Arsenal fan since he was six months old, when his dad took him to his first Gunners game in a rucksack.

"You Me At Six are a bit like Arsenal, because nobody expected us to be at number one," Franceschi told BBC Sport.

He is now a season-ticket holder at the Emirates Stadium and is backing Arsene Wenger's side to end their nine-year trophy drought this season.

"I would like to think we will win something this year," he added. "We definitely can win the title - we seem to have gone along as underdogs for most of the season despite the fact we have been top for most of it.

"I think that works in our favour because there is no pressure or expectation for us to win it."

You can see all of Franceschi's predictions on Football Focus at 12:00 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (in the UK).

Predictions Score Lawro Josh

SATURDAY

Liverpool v Arsenal

5-1

2-1

1-2

Aston Villa v West Ham

0-2

2-0

2-0

Chelsea v Newcastle

3-0

2-0

1-1

Crystal Palace v West Brom

3-1

2-0

0-2

Norwich v Man City

0-0

0-2

1-0

Southampton v Stoke

2-2

2-0

3-1

Sunderland v Hull

0-2

1-1

3-1

Swansea v Cardiff

3-0

2-0

1-2

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Everton

1-0

2-1

0-10

Man Utd v Fulham

2-2

3-0

1-2

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

Last weekend, Lawro got three results right, with one perfect score. His score of five gave him a narrow victory over comedian and novellist David Baddiel, who got four correct results, with no exact scores, giving him a total of four.

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 24

Lawro

196

Guests

125

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Josh's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Josh's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Josh's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Crystal Palace 3-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Josh's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Norwich 0-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Josh's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Southampton 2-2 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Josh's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Sunderland 0-2 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Josh's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Swansea 3-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Josh's prediction: 1-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Tottenham 1-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Josh's prediction: 0-10

Match report

Man Utd 2-2 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Josh's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P24

W15

D2

L7

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops

8.16

Lawro (average after 24 weeks)

7

Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson

6

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

5

Sam Tomkins, The National

4

David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis

3

Robert de Niro, Sylvester Stallone

2

Cal Crutchlow, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider

1

Michael Palin, Vic Reeves

Lawro's best score: 16 points (week 21 v Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone)

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

24

21

3

0

63

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+1

2.

Man Utd

24

17

6

1

57

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+6

3.

Chelsea

24

16

6

2

54

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0

4.

Arsenal

24

15

8

1

53

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-3

5.

Liverpool

24

13

8

3

47

Down arrow

-1

6.

Tottenham

24

12

4

8

40

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0

7.

Everton

24

9

8

7

35

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-2

8.

Southampton

24

9

7

8

34

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+1

9.

Norwich

24

8

6

10

30

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+6

10.

Fulham

24

8

6

10

30

Up arrow

+10

11.

West Brom

24

7

7

10

28

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+5

12.

Newcastle

24

7

6

11

27

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-4

13.

Stoke

24

7

5

12

26

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-2

14.

West Ham

24

7

5

12

26

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+4

15.

Swansea

24

6

7

11

25

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-3

16.

Aston Villa

24

4

10

10

22

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-6

17.

Crystal Palace

24

5

4

15

19

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0

18.

Hull City

24

3

7

13

16

Down arrow

-5

19.

Sunderland

24

2

8

14

14

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-5

20.

Cardiff

24

1

7

16

10

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-1