Premier League predictions: Lawro v WWE wrestling star Neville

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 WWE star Neville.

The Newcastle-born wrestler is now based in the United States but says he remains "black and white through and through".

"Being a Newcastle fan is part of my identity," he told BBC Sport. "Having NUFC and being able to support them while I am overseas means the world to me."

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v WWE wrestling star Neville

Most of Neville's favourite Newcastle players come from Kevin Keegan's swashbuckling side of the 1990s.

"Growing up I had so many heroes," the 29-year-old explained. "I have got fond memories of everyone from David Ginola to Alan Shearer and Robert Lee.

"Then there was big Pav Srnicek, our rock in goal for many years, who lived near my estate when I was a boy. I used to ride to his house on my bike just to see his car's number plate 'Pav 1'."

Srnicek would not make Neville's shortlist for a Newcastle wrestling tag-team partner though - that comes down to a choice between Cheick Tiote, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Faustino Asprilla.

"I'm not sure if you remember Asprilla's goal celebrations, but they are very similar to the ones I do in the ring so we would complement each other very well," Neville said.

Premier League predictions - Week 13
ResultLawroNeville
SATURDAY
Watford v Man Utd1-20-20-2
Chelsea v Norwich1-02-01-2
Everton v Aston Villa4-02-02-0
Newcastle v Leicester0-32-12-0
Southampton v Stoke0-12-01-0
Swansea v Bournemouth2-22-11-1
West Brom v Arsenal2-11-10-2
Man City v Liverpool1-41-11-2
SUNDAY
Tottenham v West Ham4-12-02-2
MONDAY
Crystal Palace v Sunderland0-12-12-0

Our scoring system has changed this season and a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is now worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

In the round of games before the international break, Lawro got four correct results from 10 Premier League games, with three perfect scores.

His score of 130 points saw him beat the Wealdstone Raider, who also picked four correct results but with two perfect scores, for a total score of 100 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).

Make your own predictions now, compare them to Lawro and other fans and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

Total scores after week 12
Lawro920
Guests650

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

Watford v Man Utd

Watford 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Neville's prediction: Lawro, from what I hear your predictions are as bad as your shirts. You may be the expert but this week I am taking the victory - it is my turn to lay the smackdown on you. 0-2

Match report

Chelsea v Norwich

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Neville's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Everton v Aston Villa

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Neville's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Newcastle v Leicester

Newcastle 0-3 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Neville's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Southampton v Stoke

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Neville's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Swansea v Bournemouth

Swansea 2-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Neville's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Arsenal

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Neville's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Man City v Liverpool

Man City 1-4 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Neville's prediction: 1-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Tottenham v West Ham

Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Neville's prediction: 2-2

Match report

MONDAY

Crystal Palace v Sunderland

Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Neville's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P12W9D2L1
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Sam Tomkins
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
77Lawro (average after 12 weeks)
70Osi Umenyiora
60Stuart Broad
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
30Darren Campbell, Mark Webber
20Graeme Swann
10Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

Lawro's best score: 140 points (week three v Jack Whitehall & week four v Darren Campbell)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS & +/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City121020320
2.Chelsea1283127+14
3.Arsenal1275026-1
4.Liverpool1266024+6
5.Southampton1272323+2
6.West Brom1265123+7
7.Tottenham1255220-2
8.Man Utd1254319-4
9.Crystal Palace1253418-1
10.Newcastle1244416+7
11.Stoke1243515+1
12.Norwich1241713+3
13.Bournemouth1232711+5
14.Sunderland1225511+5
15.Swansea1218311-1
16.Everton1224610-7
17.Leicester1224610-14
18.West Ham121386-12
19.Watford121295-8
20.Aston Villa12111040

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