Premier League predictions: Lawro v Guy Mowbray

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 BBC Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray.

Mowbray has predicted five draws on a tight Bank Holiday Monday but has backed Manchester City to beat title rivals Leicester.

Lawro is also up against a state-of-the-art super-computer called SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) for the second week running.

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.

On Boxing Day SAM predicted three correct results, plus two perfect scores, to register an impressive 110 points - equal top on the guest leaderboard!

SAM - built by Professor Ian McHale, Dr Georgi Boshnakov and Tarak Kharrat from the Centre for Sports Business at the University of Salford - pipped Lawro, who picked four correct results and one perfect score to score 80 points.

Who will come out on top this time around? Is man better than machine? Is anyone better than a commentator?

Premier League predictions - Week 19
ResultLawroGuySAM
MONDAY
Crystal Palace v Swansea0-01-12-01-0
Everton v Stoke3-42-11-11-0
Norwich v Aston Villa2-02-01-11-0
Watford v Tottenham1-21-22-21-1
West Brom v Newcastle1-02-02-11-1
Arsenal v Bournemouth2-02-03-02-0
Man Utd v Chelsea0-01-10-01-1
West Ham v Southampton2-10-21-11-1
TUESDAY
Leicester v Man City0-01-22-31-1
WEDNESDAY
Sunderland v Liverpool0-10-21-30-1

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 18
Lawro1,260
Guests930

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

MONDAY

Crystal Palace v Swansea

Crystal Palace 0-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-0

SAM's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Everton v Stoke

Everton 3-4 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-1

SAM's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Norwich v Villa

Norwich 2-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-1

SAM's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Watford v Tottenham

Watford 1-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-2

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Newcastle

West Brom 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-1

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Arsenal v Bmouth

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-0

SAM's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd v Chelsea

Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 0-0

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham v Southampton

West Ham 2-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-1

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

TUESDAY

Leicester v Man City

Leicester 0-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-3

SAM's prediction: 1-1

WEDNESDAY

Sunderland v Liverpool

Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-3

SAM's prediction: 0-1

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Tom Rostance.

Lawro v Guests
P18W11D4L3
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
70Lawro (average after 18 weeks), Osi Umenyiora
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
40Neville, Mumford & Sons
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, 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 City18143145+2
2.Arsenal181260420
3.Chelsea18125141+12
4.Liverpool18117040+4
5.Man Utd1896333+1
6.West Brom1896333+7
7.Southampton18102632+5
8.Crystal Palace1885529-3
9.Tottenham1877428-5
10.Newcastle1866624+8
11.Stoke18558200
12.Swansea1848620+4
13.Everton1846818-4
14.Norwich18511216+3
15.Bournemouth18431115-1
16.Sunderland1836915+3
17.Leicester18261012-16
18.West Ham18251111-8
19.Watford18241210-12
20.Aston Villa18131460

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