Premier League predictions: Lawro v MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

His opponent for the Boxing Day Premier League matches is Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray.

Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray
Mowbray thinks Manchester City will edge their Boxing Day clash with Liverpool

Mowbray correctly tipped Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal to show some festive form and is also backing Manchester City to edge out Liverpool and maintain their 100% winning record at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this season.

"This is game of the day on paper and it will be on the field," Mowbray said.

"City's home goals and Suarez's goals everywhere have to stop flying in at their current rate at some stage - but they will continue in this game."

PredictionsScoreLawroGuy
BOXING DAY
Hull City v Man Utd2-30-20-2
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace0-11-12-1
Cardiff v Southampton0-31-11-0
Chelsea v Swansea1-02-03-0
Everton v Sunderland0-12-03-1
Newcastle v Stoke5-12-11-1
Norwich v Fulham1-22-12-1
Tottenham v West Brom1-11-22-0
West Ham v Arsenal1-31-21-2
Man City v Liverpool2-12-03-2

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

In the last round of games, Lawro got five results right, with no perfect scores. His score of five saw him beat UK Prime Minister David Cameron who got four correct results, with no exact scores.

Both Lawro and Cameron were beaten by the army troops based at Camp Bastion, who got seven correct results, with one exact score, for a tally of nine points.

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 17
Lawro130
Guests97

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

BOXING DAY

Hull City v Manchester United

Hull City 2-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Cardiff City v Southampton

Cardiff 0-3 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Chelsea v Swansea City

Chelsea 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Everton v Sunderland

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Newcastle v Stoke

Newcastle 5-1 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Norwich v Fulham

Norwich 1-2 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Ham v Arsenal

West Ham 1-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Man City v Liverpool

Man City 2-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P17W9D2L6
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.64Lawro (average after 17 weeks)
6John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Cameron, Jason 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)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City17143045+2
2.Man Utd17116039+6
3.Chelsea17115138+1
4.Liverpool17106136-3
5.Arsenal17106136-2
6.Tottenham17103433+1
7.Everton1774625-3
8.Southampton 1781825+1
9.Stoke1772823+1
10.Fulham1764722+9
11.Norwich1763821+3
12.Newcastle1755720-6
13.Swansea1755720-2
14.West Brom1755720+2
15.West Ham1745817+2
16.Aston Villa1727813-3
17.Hull City1726912-5
18.Crystal Palace173212110
19.Sunderland1715118+1
20.Cardiff1704134-5

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