Premier League predictions: Lawro v Death in Paradise stars

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 opponents for the latest round of Premier League fixtures are actors Don Warrington and Kris Marshall, stars of detective comedy-drama Death in Paradise, which returns to the BBC this week.

Death in Paradise stars from left: Josephine Jobert, Danny John-Jules, Don Warrington, Tobi Bakare and Kris Marshall
Will Kris (right) and Don (centre) fare as well as fellow Death in Paradise star Danny John-Jules (second left) did when he took on Lawro last season?

Their first target is to beat fellow Death in Paradise star Danny John-Jules, who got seven correct results out of 10 to beat Lawro when he took him on 12 months ago.

But Warrington, who plays police commissioner Selwyn Patterson in the Guadeloupe-based show, is also hoping for a Manchester United win against Southampton.

"My heroes growing up were Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best," Warrington told BBC Sport. "But Best was my favourite. He was just a fantastic player."

Kris Marshall and Don Warrington make their Premier League predictions

Meanwhile, Marshall, who plays Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman, is an Aston Villa fan who grew up idolising Gary Shaw and the rest of their 1982 European Cup-winning team, but has rather less faith in the current side.

"It is much the same as the last couple of seasons - we can't score," Marshall explained. "We don't tend to concede too many but we can't score either. That means we will always be struggling and will probably finish 15th or 16th again."

The fourth series of Death in Paradise starts at 21:00 on Thursday on BBC One.

"There will be lots of fun, lots of sun... and lots of murders, with some nice hair," added Marshall.

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroDon & Kris
SATURDAY
Sunderland v Liverpool0-11-11-1
Burnley v QPR2-12-12-1
Chelsea v Newcastle2-03-03-0
Everton v Man City1-11-20-3
Leicester v Aston Villa1-02-10-0
Swansea v West Ham1-11-12-1
West Brom v Hull1-02-11-0
Crystal Palace v Tottenham2-12-10-2
SUNDAY
Arsenal v Stoke3-02-03-1
Man Utd v Southampton0-12-11-1

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

In his FA Cup third-round predictions, Lawro got 13 results right out of the 20 ties he looked at, with two perfect scores for a total score of 17.

He was beaten by both his guests, Dave Beasant and John Aldridge, who played on opposing sides for Wimbledon and Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final.

Former Wimbledon goalkeeper Beasant got 14 results correct, including two perfect scores, for a total of 18, but Aldridge, who famously had his penalty saved as the Reds were beaten at Wembley, came out on top this time with 15 correct results, including five exact scores, for a total score of 25.

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 20
Lawro136
Guests128

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Burnley 2-1 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Kris & Don's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Everton 1-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Kris & Don's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Leicester 1-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Swansea 1-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 2-1

Match report

West Brom 1-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kris & Don's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kris & Don's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Man Utd 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kris & Don's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P20W9D3L8
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles
6.8Lawro (average after 20 weeks)
6Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
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: 2 points (week 20 v Steve Wilson)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Chelsea201820560
2.Man City201730540
3.Man Utd20134343+2
4.Arsenal20127143+2
5.Liverpool20127143+3
6.Everton2096533+7
7.Southampton2076727-3
8.Tottenham2069527-3
9.Hull20801224+6
10.Newcastle20587230
11.Stoke20758230
12.Sunderland2057822+2
13.West Ham2056921-6
14.Aston Villa20631121-2
15.Crystal Palace20631121+3
16.QPR206212200
17.Swansea20531218-8
18.Burnley20341313+1
19.West Brom20251311-2
20.Leicester20231590

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