Premier League predictions: Lawro v jockey Leighton Aspell

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 Grand National jockey Leighton Aspell.

Aspell, 39, will ride Many Clouds in Saturday's showpiece race at Aintree, hoping to complete a hat-trick of wins after his triumphs in 2014 and 2015.

Leighton Aspell and Many Clouds on their way to winning the 2015 Grand National
Leighton Aspell and Many Clouds on their way to winning the 2015 Grand National

Many Clouds could become the first horse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals since Red Rum in the 1970s.

Aspell also won on Pineau De Re in 2014 and is bidding to become the first jockey to triumph three years running.

However, the Dublin-born jockey has not had much success with his football team recently - Aspell has supported Aston Villa since he moved to the Midlands in 1993.

He told BBC Sport: "We are a sorry team this year - one of the worst in Premier League history - and it is sad to see.

"We are going to go down and it could be a while before you see us back up again."

You can hear more tales from Aspell about supporting Villa on Football Focus at 12:10 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions
Week 33ResultLawroAspell
SATURDAY
West Ham v Arsenal3-31-20-2
Aston Villa v Bournemouth1-21-20-0
Crystal Palace v Norwich1-02-00-0
Southampton v Newcastle3-12-02-0
Swansea v Chelsea1-00-20-3
Watford v Everton1-11-10-1
Man City v West Brom2-12-03-0
SUNDAY
Sunderland v Leicester0-21-10-2
Liverpool v Stoke4-12-12-0
Tottenham v Man Utd3-02-01-0

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

Last week, Lawro got six correct results from 10 matches, with one perfect score for a total of 90 points.

He beat Jim Glennie and Saul Davies of indie band James, who got four results correct, with one perfect score, for a total of 70 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 32
Lawro2,180
Guests1,730

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

West Ham 3-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Aspell's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Aspell's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Aspell's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Southampton 3-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Aspell's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Aspell's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Watford 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Aspell's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Man City 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Aspell's prediction: 3-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Sunderland 0-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Aspell's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Liverpool 4-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Aspell's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Tottenham 3-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Aspell's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P32W19D6L7
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Nick Bright, Steve Cram, Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, Amir Khan
80Carl Frampton*
70James, Guy Mowbray, Osi Umenyiora
68Lawro (average after 32 weeks)
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess, Ed Skrein
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall, Felix White
40Fatman Scoop, Neville, Mumford & Sons, Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew. James Skelly
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, Blake Harrison & Daniel Mays, Mark Webber, Steve Wilson
20Nobby Butcher*, Graeme Swann
10Elis James, Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

*Does not include score for postponed games

Lawro's best score: 160 points (week 19 v Guy Mowbray)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann & week 23 v Ice Cube and Kevin Hart)

Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City31237176+3
2Arsenal312110073+2
3Chelsea31218271+7
4Liverpool301514159+5
5Tottenham321511656-3
6Southampton321731254+1
7West Brom31159754+4
8Man Utd311213649-3
9Crystal Palace311281144+7
10Everton3010101040+2
11Newcastle31991336+8
12Stoke321061636-4
13Norwich321121935+4
14Leicester328101434-13
15Bournemouth32961733-2
16Swansea326121430-1
17Sunderland31691627+1
18West Ham31681726-12
19Watford31472019-5
20.Aston Villa32132860

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