Premier League predictions: Lawro v Comic Relief's Dermot O'Leary

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 this weekend's Premier League fixtures is TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary.

O'Leary danced non-stop for 24 hours this week to raise money for Red Nose Day.

You can watch him dance live here, and sponsor him here.

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O'Leary's Focus predictions

He is an Arsenal fan who was at Old Trafford on Monday to see the Gunners beat Manchester United and carry out the draw for the FA Cup semi-finals.

O'Leary told BBC Sport: "I've been a Arsenal fan since I was five and we lost the 1978 FA Cup final to Ipswich. I was bereft.

"One of the reasons I started supporting them was that they always had an Irish spine to their team - starting with Pat Jennings, then with David O'Leary, Liam Brady and Frank Stapleton.

"Brady was always my favourite player but I traded off the fact David O'Leary was my uncle - which he isn't - for most of my primary school years."

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroDermot
SATURDAY
Crystal Palace v QPR3-12-02-1
Arsenal v West Ham3-02-02-0
Leicester v Hull0-01-10-1
Sunderland v Aston Villa0-41-20-1
West Brom v Stoke1-02-11-1
Burnley v Man City1-00-21-4
SUNDAY
Chelsea v Southampton1-12-01-1
Everton v Newcastle3-02-12-1
Man Utd v Tottenham3-01-11-2
MONDAY
Swansea v Liverpool0-11-21-2

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

For the FA Cup quarter-finals, Lawro got two correct results from the four ties, including one perfect score.

His score of four points was enough to beat dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who picked two correct results, but with no perfect scores, for a total of two points.

Lawro's FA Cup scores do not count towards his Premier League total, but Tottenham's win over QPR in the only top-flight match last weekend meant he and England rugby star George Ford both picked up an extra point.

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 28
Lawro194
Guests195

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Crystal Palace v QPR

Crystal Palace 3-1 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dermot's prediction: 2-1

Match report.

Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dermot's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Leicester v Hull

Leicester 0-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dermot's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Dermot's prediction: 0-1

Match report

West Brom v Stoke

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dermot's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Burnley v Man City

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dermot's prediction: 1-4

Match report

SUNDAY

Chelsea v Southampton

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dermot's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Everton v Newcastle

Everton 3-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dermot's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Tottenham

Man Utd 3-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dermot's prediction: 1-2

Match report

MONDAY

Swansea v Liverpool

Swansea 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Dermot's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P28W12D4L12
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
17Kieran Shudall
12Mark Ronson
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
9Kelly Smith
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6.92Lawro (average after 28 weeks)
6Carl Fogarty, George Ford*, Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
4Kell Brook, Guy Mowbray
2John Cooper Clarke, Neil Lennon, Jack O'Connell

* Does not include scores for postponed game - Leicester v Chelsea

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.Chelsea272430750
2.Man City282350740
3.Arsenal281882620
4.Man Utd281954620
5.Liverpool2815112560
6.Southampton28137846+1
7.Everton28118941+7
8.Tottenham281010840-2
9.Hull281211537+6
10.Sunderland28891133+6
11.Stoke28871331-3
12.West Ham28871330-2
13.Newcastle287101131-2
14.Crystal Palace28841628-2
15.Aston Villa28751626+2
16.West Brom28581523-3
17.Burnley28651723+2
18.QPR286319210
19.Swansea28541919-10
20.Leicester275319180

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