Premier League predictions: Lawro v Biffy Clyro singer Simon Neil

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

His opponent for the weekend's Premier League fixtures is Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil.

Neil told BBC Sport: "I liked to think I was quite a good footballer with a cultured left foot when I was younger but, when I started playing with some properly talented kids, I realised I wasn't as close to Diego Maradona as I had thought.

"My one party trick is that I can do keepy-uppies and sing and play any song on a guitar at the same time."

Biffy Clyro's Premier League predictions

A lifelong Rangers fan, Neil paired the Glasgow club with city rivals Celtic when he and bandmate James Johnstone made the draw for the Scottish Cup fifth round in the 2010-11 season.

"The first game I went to see was Rangers v Motherwell when I was five," he added. "I remember it vividly because I wrote a big story about it at school. My dad took me to games until I was about 15 so Rangers were a big part of my childhood.

"I am still into football as much now, but the last couple of years as a Rangers fan have not been quite so enjoyable, that's for sure!"

Biffy Clyro will headline this summer's T In The Park and Isle of Wight Festivals, and have a new album out later this year.

Premier League predictions

Result Lawro Simon

SATURDAY

West Ham v Tottenham

2-0

1-1

1-2

Aston Villa v Hull

3-1

2-0

2-0

Man Utd v Sunderland

0-1

2-0

3-1

Newcastle v Cardiff

3-0

2-1

3-0

Stoke v Fulham

4-1

2-1

1-1

Swansea v Southampton

0-1

1-1

2-2

Everton v Man City

2-3

0-2

0-1

SUNDAY

Arsenal v West Brom

1-0

3-0

4-0

Chelsea v Norwich

0-0

2-0

2-0

MONDAY

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

3-3

1-1

1-4

A correct result (ie picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. A correct score earns THREE points.

Last weekend, Lawro got seven correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores. His tally of seven points saw him beaten by 'Bad Neighbours' actor Zac Efron, who got five correct results, including three perfect scores, for a total of 11 points.

We're keeping a record of the totals 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 (at the bottom of the page).

Totals after week 36

Lawro

270

Guests

187

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

West Ham v Tottenham

West Ham 2-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Hull

Aston Villa 3-1 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Manchester United v Sunderland

Man Utd 0-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Newcastle v Cardiff

Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Simon's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Stoke v Fulham

Stoke 4-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Simon's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Swansea v Southampton

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Everton v Manchester City

Everton 2-3 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Simon's prediction: 0-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Arsenal v West Brom

Arsenal 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Simon's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Chelsea v Norwich

Chelsea 0-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report

MONDAY

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 1-4

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests

P36

W23

D2

L11

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

George Groves*, Nicky Wire

11

Zac Efron, Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt, Tim Key*

9

Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops

7.5

Lawro (average after 36 weeks)

7

Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson

6

Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James, Alan Shearer

5

Geraint Thomas, Sam Tomkins, The National

4

David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis, Eliza Doolittle

3

Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kaiser Chiefs, Woody*

2

Sam Bailey, Cal Crutchlow, Ken Doherty, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider

1

Michael Palin, Vic Reeves

0

Josh Franceschi

* Does not include scores for postponed games

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

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week 26 v Geraint Thomas)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man City

35

30

5

0

95

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+2

2.

Chelsea

36

26

7

3

85

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0

3.

Man Utd

35

24

8

3

80

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+4

4.

Liverpool

36

23

10

3

79

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-3

5.

Arsenal

36

20

12

4

72

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-1

6.

Tottenham

36

18

6

12

60

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0

7.

Southampton

36

15

9

12

54

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+1

8.

Everton

36

13

13

10

52

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-3

9.

Swansea

36

11

9

16

42

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+3

10.

Stoke

36

11

8

17

41

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0

11.

West Brom

35

10

9

16

39

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+5

12.

Fulham

36

10

9

17

39

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+7

13.

Norwich

36

10

7

19

37

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+5

14.

Aston Villa

35

8

13

14

37

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+2

15.

Crystal Palace

36

9

9

18

36

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-4

16.

Newcastle

36

8

11

17

35

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-7

17.

West Ham

36

9

8

19

35

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-3

18.

Hull City

35

6

10

19

28

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-5

19.

Sunderland

35

4

9

22

21

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-2

20.

Cardiff

36

1

12

23

15

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0