FA Cup fourth-round predictions: Lawro v The Libertines

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The Libertines' FA Cup predictions

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

Lawro's opponents for the FA Cup fourth-round weekend are indie-rock band The Libertines.

Libertines frontman Pete Doherty
Doherty is looking forward to taking on Lawro, saying: "He was 'tache-tastic man - part of that Liverpool team that basically won everything, always. Those were the days, when players used to roll their socks down."

Pete Doherty is well known for being a QPR fan, while band-mates Carl Barat and Gary Powell both support Arsenal.

"The closest QPR have come to winning the FA Cup was when we lost in the final to Tottenham in 1982," Doherty told BBC Sport. "I was three and I remember crying a lot afterwards, which was strange because I was a happy child, but even then I knew what was what.

"It is a hard thing for me to admit, because I am not a Spurs fan, but the best FA Cup final song is 'Spurs are on their way to Wembley' by Chas and Dave in 1981.

"There is a certain beautiful melodic lyrical quality to the lyrics 'Ossie's going to Wembley, his knees have gone all trembley, tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la'."

The Libertines did not manage a prediction for Derby vs Man Utd on Friday night, and think Nottingham Forest's tie with Watford will be postponed because of a waterlogged pitch (which seems especially unlikely because very little rain is forecast in Nottingham in the build-up to the game).

But they backing the Gunners and Manchester City to reach round five, and think QPR's west London rivals Chelsea will lose 6-0 at MK Dons.

"All form goes out of the window on FA Cup day," added Doherty.

FA Cup fourth-round predictions
ResultLawroLibertines
FRIDAY
Derby County v Man Utd1-31-1*N/A
SATURDAY
Colchester v Tottenham1-40-22-3
Arsenal v Burnley2-12-03-1
Aston Villa v Man City0-40-21-3
Bolton v Leeds1-21-21-0
Bury v Hull1-31-20-2
Crystal Palace v Stoke1-01-1*1-1*
Nott'm Forest v Watford0-10-1P-P**
Oxford Utd v Blackburn0-31-24-0
Portsmouth v Bournemouth1-21-22-2*
Reading v Walsall4-02-02-0
Shrewsbury v Sheff Wed3-20-20-1
West Brom v Peterborough2-22-04-0
Liverpool v West Ham0-02-12-0
SUNDAY
Carlisle v Everton0-31-20-2
MK Dons v Chelsea1-50-26-0

* Away team to win at home in the replay

** Postponement predicted (because of a waterlogged pitch)

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 week, Lawro got two correct results from 10 matches, with no perfect scores.

His score of 20 points saw him beaten by Ride Along 2 stars Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, who picked three correct results with two perfect scores for a total of 90 points.

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 23
Lawro1,590
Guests1,170

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

FRIDAY

Derby County 1-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (United to win the replay)

The Libertines: No prediction made

Match report

SATURDAY

Colchester 1-4 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The Libertines: 2-3

Match report

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The Libertines: 3-1

Match preview

Aston Villa 0-4 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The Libertines: 1-3

Match report

Bolton 1-2 Leeds

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Libertines: 1-0

Match report

Bury 1-3 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Libertines: 0-2

Match report

Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Stoke to win replay)

The Libertines: 1-1 (Stoke to win replay)

Match report

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

The Libertines: P-P (Postponement predicted, because of waterlogged pitch)

Match report

Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Libertines: 4-0

Match report

Portsmouth 1-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Libertines: 2-2 (Bournemouth to win replay)

Match report

Reading 4-0 Walsall

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Libertines: 2-0

Match report

Shrewsbury 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The Libertines: 0-1

Match report

West Brom 2-2 Peterborough

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The Libertines: 4-0

Match report

Liverpool 0-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The Libertines: 2-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Carlisle 0-3 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

The Libertines: 0-2

Match report

MK Dons 1-5 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The Libertines: 6-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P23W14D5L4
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, Amir Khan
70Osi Umenyiora, Guy Mowbray
69Lawro (average after 23 weeks)
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
40Neville, Mumford & Sons, Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, Mark Webber, Steve Wilson
20Graeme Swann
10Elis James, Paul 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 and week 23 v Ice Cube and Kevin Hart)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS & +/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City23184158+1
2.Arsenal23167055+1
3.Chelsea23156251+10
4.Liverpool231310049+3
5.Southampton23133742+3
6.West Brom23126542+8
7.Man Utd231010340-2
8.Tottenham23117540-4
9.Crystal Palace2396833+2
10.Newcastle2378829+8
11.Everton23761027+1
12.Norwich23721423+5
13.Stoke23651223-4
14.Swansea23411823+1
15.Bournemouth23641322+1
16.Sunderland23571122+3
17.Leicester23471219-16
18.Watford23261512-8
19.West Ham23261512-13
20.Aston Villa23131960

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