Premier League predictions: Lawro v Steve Wilson

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 Steve Wilson.

Wilson has predicted a bumper crop of goals to welcome in 2016 with Manchester United returning to winning ways against Swansea, but champions Chelsea slipping up against Crystal Palace.

Lawro is also up against a state-of-the-art sports-forecasting super-computer called SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) for the third 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.

Last time out, Lawro scored a resounding victory over Wilson's Match of the Day colleague Guy Mowbray, soaring to a season-best total of 160 points, with four correct results, plus three perfect scores. Mowbray scored 70 points with three correct results, plus a single perfect score.

On its Boxing Day debut SAM registered an impressive 110 points - equal top on the guest leaderboard. Correctly calling Liverpool's 1-0 win away to Sunderland on Wednesday, saw it match that total once again as a guest tipster for the latest round of matches.

Who will prevail in this week's three-way tipping tussle?

Premier League predictions - Week 20
ResultLawroSteveSAM
SATURDAY
West Ham v Liverpool2-00-22-21-1
Arsenal v Newcastle1-03-04-02-0
Leicester v Bournemouth0-01-13-12-1
Man Utd v Swansea2-13-01-01-0
Norwich v Southampton1-02-11-11-1
Sunderland v Aston Villa3-12-00-21-0
West Brom v Stoke2-12-00-01-1
Watford v Man City1-21-12-31-2
SUNDAY
Crystal Palace v Chelsea0-31-22-11-1
Everton v Tottenham1-12-13-21-1

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 19
Lawro1,420
Guests1,000

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve Wilson: 2-2

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Steve Wilson: 4-0

SAM's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Leicester v Bournemouth

Leicester 0-0 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steve Wilson: 3-1

SAM's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man Utd v Swansea

Man United 2-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Steve Wilson: 1-0

SAM's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Norwich v Southampton

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve Wilson: 1-1

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Sunderland 3-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve Wilson: 0-2

SAM's prediction: 1-0

Match report

West Brom v Stoke

West Brom 2-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve Wilson: 0-0

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Watford v Man City

Watford 1-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steve Wilson: 2-3

SAM's prediction: 1-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Palace v Chelsea

Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Steve Wilson's prediction: 2-1

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Everton v Spurs

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve Wilson's prediction: 3-2

SAM's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Mike Henson.

Lawro v Guests
P19W12D4L3
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
75Lawro (average after 19 weeks),
70Osi Umenyiora, Guy Mowbray
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: 160 points (week 19 v Guy Mowbray)

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 City19153148+2
2.Arsenal19136045-1
3.Liverpool19127043+4
4.Chelsea19126142+10
5.West Brom19106336+8
6.Southampton19112635+6
7.Man Utd1997334-1
8.Tottenham1987429-4
9.Crystal Palace1986530-4
10.Newcastle1966724+8
11.Swansea1949621+6
12.Everton1956821-1
13.Stoke 1955920-3
14.Norwich19611219+1
15.Bournemouth19431215+1
16.Sunderland19361015+3
17.Leicester19261112-15
18.West Ham19251211-10
19.Watford19241310-10
20.Aston Villa19131560

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