Premier League predictions: Lawro v John Bishop

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

This week he takes on comedian and Liverpool fan John Bishop.

Bishop is a lifelong Red and a keen footballer who regularly takes part in charity games, but he is not the most talented player in his family - his brother Eddie played professionally for Tranmere, Chester and Crewe.

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Football Focus: Comedian John Bishop's Premier League predictions

Not surprisingly, Bishop goes for a Liverpool win at Tottenham on Sunday, and he says his hopes for the season have changed following their bright start to the season under boss Brendan Rodgers.

"Liverpool are playing some of the best football I have seen for a number of years," Bishop said. "I was a big Kenny Dalglish fan and when Brendan came in it took everyone a little bit of time to see the pattern of play he wanted.

"But now what we're seeing is really his team. These are his players and it is great to watch.

"At the start of the season, a top four finish would have been great. Now, we are really looking at making the top four and also to pick up a trophy somewhere along the way."

PredictionsScoreLawroJohn
SATURDAY
Man City v Arsenal6-32-11-1
Cardiff v West Brom1-01-11-2
Chelsea v Crystal Palace2-12-03-0
Everton v Fulham4-12-02-0
Newcastle v Southampton1-11-21-0
West Ham v Sunderland0-02-01-0
Hull City v Stoke City0-01-12-2
SUNDAY
Aston Villa v Man Utd0-30-20-1
Norwich v Swansea1-12-00-0
Tottenham v Liverpool0-52-01-2

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

Last week, Lawro got five results right, with two perfect scores. His score of nine gave him victory over Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr, who got two correct results, with no exact scores.

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 15
Lawro120
Guests87

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

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

Man City 6-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

John's prediction: 1-1.

Cardiff 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: 1-2

Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 3-0

Everton 4-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 2-0

Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

John's prediction: 1-0

West Ham 0-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 1-0

Hull City 0-0 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

John's prediction: 2-2

SUNDAY

Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

John's prediction: 0-1

Norwich 1-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 0-0

Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

John's prediction: 1-2

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P15W8D2L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
8Lawro (average after 15 weeks)
6Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins, The National
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin

Lawro's best score: 13 points (week seven v David Schneider)

Lawro's worst score: 4 points (week two v Sam Tomkins)

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City15123039+3
2.Arsenal15105035-1
3.Chelsea15104134-1
4.Liverpool1596033-2
5.Man Utd1596033+4
6.Tottenham15933300
7.Everton1564522-2
8.Fulham 1564522+10
9.Newcastle1554619-2
10.Southampton1561819-2
11.Stoke1561819+2
12.Norwich1553718+2
13.Swansea1545617-3
14.West Brom1544716+1
15.West Ham1535714+2
16.Aston Villa1527613-5
17.Hull City1525811-5
18.Crystal Palace15311110+1
19.Sunderland1505105+1
20.Cardiff1503123-4

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