Premier League predictions: Lawro v Catfish

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 this weekend's Premier League fixtures is Van McCann, the lead singer of British band Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Van is a Manchester United fan and believes his side will manage a top-five finish this season.

"We've got a good enough team but they seem to have been a little deflated," he told BBC Sport.

"I think they will come good though."

Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen
McCann's band formed in Llandudno, North Wales
Premier League predictions
ResultLawroVan
SATURDAY
Arsenal v Man City2-21-13-2
Chelsea v Swansea4-23-04-0
Crystal Palace v Burnley0-02-14-1
Southampton v Newcastle4-02-03-2
Stoke v Leicester0-12-01-0
Sunderland v Tottenham2-21-11-1
West Brom v Everton0-20-21-3
Liverpool v Aston Villa0-12-02-1
SUNDAY
Man Utd v QPR4-02-03-1
MONDAY
Hull v West Ham2-22-12-1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. Getting the exact score correct earns THREE points.

For the last round of games before the Euro 2016 qualifiers, Lawro recorded five correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores. His tally of five points saw him draw with singer Sarah Harding and gymnast Leon Fagbemi who got three correct results, which included one perfect score.

We're keeping a record of the totals 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 (at the bottom of the page).

Totals after week 3
Lawro18
Guests19

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Arsenal v Man City badge

Arsenal 2-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Van McCann: 3-2

Match report

Chelsea v Swansea

Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Van McCann: 4-0

Match report

Crystal Palace v Burnley

Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Van McCann: 4-1

Match report

Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Van McCann: 3-2

Match report

Stoke v Leicester

Stoke 0-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Van McCann: 1-0

Match report

Sunderland v Tottenham

Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Van McCann: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Everton

West Brom 0-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Van McCann: 1-3

Match report

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Van McCann: 2-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Manchester United v QPR

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Van McCann: 3-1

Match report

MONDAY

Hull v West Ham

Hull 2-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Van McCann: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury.

Lawro v Guests
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BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO STANDINGS IN REAL 2014-15 TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Chelsea33009+1
2.Man Utd32107+12
3.Arsenal321070
4.Man City32107+1
5.QPR32016+7
6.Swansea32016-4
7.Stoke32016-3
8.Liverpool31205-3
9.Aston Villa31114-6
10.Southampton31114-2
11.Newcastle31114+5
12.Crystal Palace31023+7
13.Tottenham30212-7
14.West Ham30212-3
15.Everton30212+2
16.Sunderland30121-3
17.West Brom30121+1
18.Burnley30121+2
19.Leicester30121-4
20.Hull30030-11

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