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 on Football Focus each week.

His opponent for the latest round of Premier League games is journalist, TV host and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.

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Piers Morgan's Premier predictions

Morgan was in typically provocative form, expressing his "great delight" that Manchester City's title defence is on the rocks "given that most ex-Arsenal players have washed up there like some ghastly mercenary foreign legion".

He has been outspoken in his criticism of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in recent months and his dreams of an 8-0 win for Arsenal at Tottenham proved to be wide of the mark on Sunday.

PredictionsScoreLawro Piers
SATURDAY
Chelsea v West Brom1-02-12-1
Everton v Reading3-12-02-0
Man Utd v Norwich4-02-04-0
Southampton v QPR1-21-20-1
Stoke v West Ham0-12-01-1
Sunderland v Fulham2-22-13-1
Swansea v Newcastle1-01-12-0
Wigan v Liverpool0-41-11-2
SUNDAY
Tottenham v Arsenal2-11-20-8
MONDAY
Aston Villa v Man City0-10-22-1

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

From last weekend's Premier League programme, Lawro got an impressive eight out of nine results right, but with no perfect scores. His score of eight proved enough, though, to see off British band Lawson, who got five results right, again with no perfect scores. Both Lawro and Lawson successfully predicted the outcome of the Capital One Cup final too.

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 of Lawro's predictions had come off (also at the bottom of the page).

Premier League total scores after week 27
Lawro193
Guests158

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Chelsea 1-0 West Brom

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Everton 3-1 Reading

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Southampton 1-2 QPR

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Stoke 0-1 West Ham

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sunderland 2-2 Fulham

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Swansea 1-0 Newcastle

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Wigan 0-4 Liverpool

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

SUNDAY

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

MONDAY

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
P27W15D4L8
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
11Kevin Sinfield
10Luke Campbell, Devlin, Hulk Hogan
8Wretch 32, Mo Farah
7.16 (average)Lawro
7James Arthur, Dave Brailsford, Example, Goran Ivanisevic
6Joe Calzaghe, Guy Mowbray, Andy Murray, Peter Reid, Steve Wilson
5Lawson, Lethal Bizzle, Magnus, Natalie Lowe, Joanna Rowsell, Greg Rutherford
4Darren Farley, Marco Gabbiadini
Michael Vaughan, Justin Young
3Russell Brand, Jonny Brownlee, Lawrence Dallaglio, Stephanie Houghton
2Dani King, Paul Reid
1Carl Froch

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

Lawro's worst score: four points (weeks three, 19, 23 and 24).

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man Utd272250710
2.Arsenal27186360+3
3.Man City27178259-1
4.Everton27167455+2
5.Chelsea26158353-1
6.Tottenham27129645-3
7.QPR27135944+13
8.Liverpool2711106430
9.Newcastle27118841+4
10.Sunderland27811835+5
11.Stoke27891033-1
12.West Brom27841528-5
13Wigan27841528+4
14.Fulham27741625-3
15West Ham27671425-1
16.Southampton277119220
17.Swansea27481520-8
18Norwich27551720-6
19.Aston Villa27471619-1
20. Reading26371616+1

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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