Premier League predictions: Lawro v Phil 'The Power' Taylor

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 16-time world darts champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor.

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Phil 'The Power' Taylor's Focus predictions

Taylor, 54, is a Port Vale fan, and says he has supported his hometown team for half a century.

Vale's nearest rivals are Stoke City but Taylor says he does not dislike the Potters, and would love to see them win the Premier League.

"It can get a bit heated, especially when we used to play each other," he told BBC Sport, "but I don't get involved in any of that.

"I would like both teams to do well and Stoke should be doing better than they are. They are a mid-table team and that annoys me - I would like them to be able to win the title. They are a local team, and I want them to be the best."

Premier League predictions
ResultLawro'The Power'
SATURDAY
Arsenal v Liverpool4-12-12-0
Everton v Southampton1-01-11-2
Leicester v West Ham2-12-11-0
Man Utd v Aston Villa3-12-04-0
Swansea v Hull3-12-13-1
West Brom v QPR1-42-02-1
Chelsea v Stoke2-12-01-1
SUNDAY
Burnley v Tottenham0-02-10-2
Sunderland v Newcastle1-01-12-2
MONDAY
Crystal Palace v Man City2-11-22-1

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 seven correct results from 10 Premier League games, with two perfect scores.

His score of 11 points was enough to beat the Eggheads, who picked five correct results, with no perfect scores. That gave host Jeremy Vine and general knowledge experts Kevin and Dave a total of five 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 30
Lawro212
Guests208

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Power's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Everton v Southampton

Everton 1-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The Power's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v West Ham

Leicester 2-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Power's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Man Utd v Aston Villa

Man Utd 3-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The Power's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Swansea v Hull

Swansea 3-1 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Power's prediction: 3-1

Match report

West Brom v QPR

West Brom 1-4 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The Power's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Chelsea v Stoke

Chelsea 2-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The Power's prediction: 1-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Burnley v Tottenham

Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Power's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Sunderland v Newcastle

Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The Power's prediction: 2-2

Match report

MONDAY

Crystal Palace v Man City

Crystal Palace 2-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Power's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P30W13D4L13
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
17Kieran Shudall
12Mark Ronson
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
9Kelly Smith
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7.06Lawro (average after 30 weeks)
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6Carl Fogarty, George Ford*, Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
5Joe Cole, The Eggheads, 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.Chelsea292630810
2.Man City302550800
3.Arsenal302082680
4.Man Utd301965630
5.Liverpool3017112620
6.Southampton301479490
7.Everton30138947+6
8.Tottenham301111844-1
9.Hull301221638+6
10.West Ham30971434-1
11.Sunderland30891333+6
12.Stoke30881432-2
13.Crystal Palace30951632-2
14.Aston Villa30951632+2
15.Newcastle307101331-3
16.West Brom30681626-2
17.Burnley30651923+1
18.QPR30632121+1
19.Swansea30542119-11
20.Leicester295420190

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