Premier League predictions: Lawro v Peaky Blinders actor Joe Cole

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 Joe Cole.

Actor Joe Cole from BBC Two's Peaky Blinders

No, not the famous footballer, but his actor namesake who is currently appearing in gangster drama Peaky Blinders on BBC Two.

Appropriately enough, given that the footballer Joe Cole started his career at Upton Park, his acting namesake is a Hammers fan, who calls himself @theotherJoeCole on Twitter and is backing Sam Allardyce's side to enjoy a high-scoring win over Manchester United when they go to Old Trafford on Saturday.

You can see all of Joe's predictions on Football Focus at 12:10 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroJoe
SATURDAY
Liverpool v Everton1-11-12-2
Chelsea v Aston Villa3-02-02-0
Crystal Palace v Leicester2-02-11-2
Hull v Man City2-40-20-2
Man Utd v West Ham2-13-14-5
Southampton v QPR2-12-03-1
Sunderland v Swansea0-02-11-2
Arsenal v Tottenham1-12-13-1
SUNDAY
West Brom v Burnley4-02-02-0
MONDAY
Stoke v Newcastle1-01-12-2

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

Last weekend, Lawro got five correct results from 10 Premier League games, with one perfect score. His total of seven points saw him beat former Celtic manager Neil Lennon who got two correct results with no perfect scores, for a tally of two.

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).

Total scores after week 5
Lawro33
Guests26

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Joe's prediction: 2-2

Read match report.

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Joe's prediction: 2-0

Read match report.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Joe's prediction: 1-2

Read match report

Hull 2-4 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Joe's prediction: 0-2

Read match report.

Man Utd 2-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 3-1

Joe's prediction: 4-5

Read match report.

Southampton 2-1 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Joe's prediction: 3-1

Read match report.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Joe's prediction: 1-2

Read match report.

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Joe's prediction: 3-1

Read match report.

SUNDAY

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Joe's prediction: 2-0

Read match report.

MONDAY

Stoke v Newcastle

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Joe's prediction: 2-2

Read match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
P5W3D1L1
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
10Liam Fray
6.6Lawro (average after 5 weeks)
5Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann
4Kell Brook
2Neil Lennon

Lawro's best score: 8 points (week four v Van McCann)

Lawro's worst score: 5 points (week three v Sarah Harding and Leon Fagbemi)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Chelsea5410130
2.Arsenal532011+2
3.Liverpool532011+8
4.Stoke532011+9
5.Man Utd532011+7
6.Southampton531110-4
7.Man City52309-1
8.Tottenham52309+1
9.Everton52218+5
10.QPR52127+8
11.Newcastle52127+9
12.Swansea52036-7
13.Crystal Palace52036+2
14.Aston Villa51134-11
15.Hull51043-5
16.Sunderland50323+1
17.Leicester50222-10
18.West Ham50232-10
19.Burnley502320
20.West Brom50141-4

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