Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

James Arthur

His opponent for the latest round of Premier League fixtures is X Factor finalist James Arthur.

Arthur is a Middlesbrough fan, which is probably one of the reasons why he is tipping his side's north east rivals Newcastle and Sunderland to be beaten - heavily in the Magpies' case.

He also backs the top three of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City to win their respective games and keep things tight in the title race.

You can see all of Arthur's predictions on Football Focus at 12:15 GMT on BBC One on Saturday.

PredictionsScoreLawroJames Arthur
SATURDAY
Arsenal v Fulham3-32-03-1
Everton v Sunderland2-12-02-0
Reading v Norwich0-01-12-1
Southampton v Swansea1-12-10-1
Stoke v QPR1-02-03-0
Wigan v West Brom1-22-11-1
Aston Villa v Man Utd2-30-21-3
SUNDAY
Man City v Tottenham2-12-12-1
Newcastle v West Ham0-12-00-5
Chelsea v Liverpool1-12-01-0

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

Last weekend, Lawro took on Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning cyclists Joanna Rowsell and Dani King.

Lawro got five results right, including two perfect scores, and his score of nine gave him a convincing victory over Rowsell (three correct results, one perfect score) and King (two right results but with no exact scores).

This season, we will also be 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 Lawro's predictions came off (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week 10
Lawro81
Guests62

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

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

Arsenal 3-3 Fulham

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Everton 2-1 Sunderland

Prediction: 2-0

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Reading 0-0 Norwich

Prediction: 1-1

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Southampton 1-1 Swansea

Prediction: 2-1

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Stoke 1-0 QPR

Prediction: 2-0

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Wigan 1-2 West Brom

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Aston Villa 2-3 Man United

Prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Man City 2-1 Tottenham

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Newcastle 0-1 West Ham

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Lawro v Guests
P10W4D1L5
GUEST LEADERBOARDSCORE
Luke Campbell10
Kevin Sinfield10
Mo Farah8
Lawro8.1 (average)
Dave Brailsford7
Example7
Natalie Lowe5
Joanna Rowsell5
Greg Rutherford5
Michael Vaughan4
Jonny Brownlee3
Stephanie Houghton3
Dani King2

Lawro's best score: 14 points (week eight).

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

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLFAGDPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man Utd10730182+16240
2.Man City10730185+1324+1
3.Tottenham10712155+1022+3
4.Everton10550159+6200
5.Arsenal10532148+618+2
6.Sunderland105321310+318+10
7.Chelsea9522137+617-5
8.Liverpool10361139+415+4
9.Newcastle104331310+315+1
10.QPR104241111014-9
11.West Ham103341112-112-1
12.West Brom103161115-410-7
13.Stoke10244914-510+2
14.Fulham103071014-49-6
15.Swansea10163814-69-4
16.Southampton10307616-109+4
17.Wigan10217717-107-4
18.Norwich10136716-96-4
19.Aston Villa10136816-86-2
20.Reading9126815-75-2

Lawro did not make a prediction before the rearranged Chelsea-Reading game on 22 August.

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

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