FA Cup predictions: Lawro v Cambridge legend Dion Dublin

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 FA Cup fourth-round weekend is former Cambridge United and Manchester United striker Dion Dublin.

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Dublin returns to Cambridge United

Dublin made his name as a striker with the U's, who sold him to United for £1m in 1992. He believed that Cambridge, who are mid-table in League Two and the lowest ranked side left in the competition, had a chance against the 11-time winners. And he was right!

"Anything can happen," Dublin told BBC Sport before the game. "There is always a chance in the FA Cup, there's always a twist.

"I don't think Cambridge will win the tie, best scenario is to get a draw. Underdogs do tend to find a few extra percent against teams like Manchester United."

How right he was as the sides battled out a goalless draw in front of the BBC cameras.

FA Cup predictions
ResultLawroDion
FRIDAY
Cambridge v Man Utd0-00-31-3/3-1*
SATURDAY
Blackburn v Swansea3-10-10-2
Birmingham v West Brom1-22-11-1#
Cardiff v Reading1-22-11-0
Chelsea v Bradford2-43-05-0
Derby v Chesterfield2-02-03-1
Man City v Middlesbrough0-22-02-0
Preston v Sheff Utd1-12-10-0#
Southampton v Crystal Palace2-32-02-1
Sunderland v Fulham0-02-03-1
Tottenham v Leicester1-21-1#2-2#
Liverpool v Bolton0-01-1^2-1
SUNDAY
Bristol City v West Ham0-11-23-1
Aston Villa v Bournemouth2-11-1#1-1#
Brighton v Arsenal2-30-20-2
MONDAY
Rochdale v Stoke1-41-1#1-3

* Dion specified a scoreline, but declined to pick a winner. However, he says he wants a draw.

# away team to win at home in the replay

^ home team to win away in the replay

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

Last week, Lawro got four correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores.

His score of four points was beaten by comedian Seann Walsh, who picked five correct results, with one perfect score for a total of seven points.

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 22
Lawro153
Guests143

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

FRIDAY

Cambridge Utd 0-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-3

Dion's prediction: 3-1/1-3 (Dion specified a scoreline, but declined to pick a winner. However, he said he wanted a draw)

Match report

SATURDAY

Blackburn 3-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Dion's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Birmingham 1-2 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dion's prediction: 1-1 (West Brom to win the replay)

Match report

Cardiff 1-2 Reading

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dion's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Chelsea 2-4 Bradford City

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Dion's prediction: 5-0

Match report

Derby County 2-0 Chesterfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dion's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Man City 0-2 Middlesbrough

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dion's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Preston 1-1 Sheffield Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dion's prediction: 0-0 (Sheff Utd to win the replay)

Match report

Southampton 2-3 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dion's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Sunderland 0-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dion's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Tottenham 1-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Leicester to win the replay)

Dion's prediction: 2-2 (Leicester to win the replay)

Match report

Liverpool 0-0 Bolton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Liverpool to win the replay)

Dion's prediction: 2-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Bristol City 0-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Dion's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Aston Villa 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Bournemouth to win the replay)

Dion's prediction: 1-1 (Bournemouth to win the replay)

Match report

Brighton 2-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dion's prediction: 0-2

Match report

MONDAY

Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Stoke to win the replay)

Dion's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P22W10D3L9
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6.95Lawro (average after 22 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.Chelsea222020620
2.Man City221930600
3.Man Utd22154349+1
4.Arsenal22137246+1
5.Liverpool22129145+3
6.Everton22106636+6
7.Tottenham2279630-1
8.Southampton2277828-5
9.Stoke22751026+1
10.West Ham2267925-3
11.Newcastle2259824+7
12.Crystal Palace22731224-2
13.Hull22801424+3
14.Sunderland2258923-7
15.Aston Villa22641222-2
16.QPR22621420+3
17.Swansea22541319-8
18.Burnley22541319-1
19.Leicester22431515-5
20.West Brom223514140

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