Premier League predictions: Lawro v commentator Steve Wilson

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Lawro's opponent for the Premier League fixtures on New Year's Day was Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson.

Wilson correctly predicted a rare defeat for Chelsea in their trip to London rivals Tottenham and tipped Manchester City to beat Sunderland - results which left the teams with identical records at the top of the table.

"Spurs hardly ever beat Chelsea, but even that has to happen every now and again," Wilson told BBC Sport.

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroSteve
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Stoke v Man Utd1-10-22-2
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace0-01-20-0
Hull v Everton2-02-11-2
Liverpool v Leicester2-22-02-0
Man City v Sunderland3-22-04-2
Newcastle v Burnley3-32-12-1
QPR v Swansea1-12-13-2
Southampton v Arsenal2-01-11-1
West Ham v West Brom1-12-03-1
Tottenham v Chelsea5-30-22-1

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

The last round of festive fixtures, on Sunday and Monday, saw Lawro get three correct results from 10 games, with no perfect scores.

His score of three points was enough to beat Unbroken star Jack O'Connell, who picked two correct results, with no perfect scores, to give him a total of two points and leave him joint-bottom of the guest leaderboard with Bolton manager Neil Lennon.

We are 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 19
Lawro134
Guests122

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

NEW YEAR'S DAY

Stoke City v Man Utd

Stoke 1-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Steve's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Hull v Everton

Hull 2-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Hull v Everton

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man City v Sunderland

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve's prediction: 4-2

Match report

Newcastle v Burnley

Newcastle 3-3 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve's prediction: 2-1

Match report

QPR v Swansea

QPR 1-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Southampton v Arsenal

Southampton 2-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steve's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham v West Brom

West Ham 1-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Tottenham v Chelsea

Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
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SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7.05Lawro (average after 19 weeks)
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles
6Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
4Kell Brook, Guy Mowbray
2Neil Lennon, Jack O'Connell

Lawro's best score: 17 points (week seven v Ossie Ardiles)

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week nine v Mark Wright and Karen Hauer and week 19 v Jack O'Connell)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Chelsea181620500
2.Man City181530480
3.Arsenal18125141+2
4.Man Utd18123339-1
5.Liverpool18107137+3
6.Everton1886430+6
7.Southampton1875626-3
8.Tottenham1868426-1
9.Stoke1865723+2
10.Sunderland1857622+4
11.Newcastle1848620-1
12.Swansea18531018-3
13.Aston Villa185310180
14.Crystal Palace18531018+4
15.Hull18601218+2
16.West Ham1845917-10
17.QPR18421214-2
18.Burnley18341113+1
19.West Brom18251111-3
20.Leicester18231390

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