Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a new guest pundit each week this season.

His latest opponent is British world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene.

You can see all of the predictions on Football Focus on Saturday at 1215 BST on BBC One and this website (in the UK).

This week's predictionsScoreLawroDai Greene
Arsenal v Everton1-02-02-1
Bolton v Aston Villa1-21-11-1
Liverpool v QPR1-02-02-2
Man Utd v Wolves4-12-03-0
Norwich v Newcastle4-22-11-2
Swansea v Fulham2-02-11-0
West Brom v Wigan1-22-02-2
Sunderland v Blackburn2-12-11-1
Stoke v Tottenhamx-x1-11-2
Chelsea v Man Cityx-x1-13-2

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

Last week, Lawro got SIX results right, including ONE perfect score, and his eight points beat actor John Simm (seven) by just one point.

(Predictions leaderboard at the bottom of the page)

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 1500 GMT unless stated

SATURDAY

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Prediction: 2-0

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Bolton 1-2 Aston Villa

Prediction: 1-1

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Liverpool 1-0 QPR

Prediction: 2-0

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Man Utd 4-1 Wolves

Prediction: 2-0

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Norwich 4-2 Newcastle

Prediction: 2-1

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Swansea 2-0 Fulham

Prediction: 2-1

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West Brom 1-2 Wigan

Prediction: 2-0

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SUNDAY

Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn

Prediction: 2-1

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Stoke 2-1 Tottenham

Prediction: 1-1

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MONDAY

Chelsea v Man City

Chelsea v Man City (2000)

Big game, this, big game.

I was impressed with Chelsea against Valencia in midweek. I think they got their tactics absolutely spot on - they sat deep, denied [Valencia striker] Roberto Soldado space, had plenty of legs in midfield running up and down the park, and it was a good performance and a good result. If you can guarantee Didier Drogba's going to be like that all season, too, then they're going to have absolutely no problem.

The thing, as well, is that the balls have just started to run for Chelsea. They were never a bad team and they're still a good side, even if they are not quite as good as they were.

Manchester City may have felt a bit flat in the week having gone out of the Champions League, but they still beat Bayern Munich and they will just carry on and keep going in the league, I'm sure.

As for contesting the Europa League - I don't think it'll have an impact on City at all. For a start they needn't even think about it until February, and after that they have the squad to play two teams if they want. If it ever starts infringing on their league games I'm sure they'll sack it off anyway, so I don't see it being a problem at all.

As for Monday, I'll probably err on the side of a draw here.

Prediction: 1-1

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Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Sam Lyon.

LEADERBOARDSCORE
Shaun Edwards11
Gethin Jones11
Frankie Dettori10
Gary Oldman8
Ola Jordan8
Richard Archer8
Robbie Savage8
Mark Lawrenson (average)7
John Simm7
Serge from Kasabian6
Tom from Kasabian4
Jimmy Anderson4
Muttiah Muralitharan3
Samuel L Jackson2

Lawro's best score: 12 points (week six).

Lawro's worst score: three points (week five).

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

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