Lawro's Premier League and FA Cup predictions v world heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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Watford fan Joshua's Focus predictions

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

Lawro's opponents for this weekend Premier League fixtures and FA Cup semi-finals is world heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua.

Joshua, who beat Charles Martin to take the IBF title earlier this month, supports his hometown team Watford, and recently trained with Hornets striker Troy Deeney.

Troy Deeney
Watford striker Troy Deeney (right) was at the O2 Arena to watch Joshua become world champion

"I've known Troy for a while, we linked up in a barber shop," Joshua told BBC Sport. "From there, I saw he was training with a coach in Birmingham.

"I liked the way his training was different to what I was used to so I linked up with him too. We were training together, footballer and boxer, and we had a great coach.

"Did Troy keep up with me? Definitely. He is a beast, he knows how to handle himself in the gym."

The 26-year-old will not be at Wembley for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final, but has a message for Deeney and his Hornets' team-mates.

"I will be supporting you from a distance," Joshua said. "Good luck to everyone at Watford, you have come this far and the hard work is done. Enjoy it and get the job done."

FA Cup semi-final predictions
ResultLawroJoshua
SATURDAY
Everton v Man Utd1-21-21-3
SUNDAY
Crystal Palace v Watford2-11-21-2

Joshua, who admits he chooses Real Madrid ahead of Watford when he plays on Fifa, met former Real and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after the Martin fight.

"Yes, he is a special one," he added. "Cool, calm and collected - the triple c's."

Premier League predictions - week 35
ResultLawroJoshua
SATURDAY
Man City v Stoke4-02-02-1
Aston Villa v Southampton2-40-20-0
Bournemouth v Chelsea1-41-11-3
Liverpool v Newcastle2-22-02-0
SUNDAY
Sunderland v Arsenal0-01-10-3
Leicester v Swansea4-01-12-0
MONDAY
Tottenham v West Brom1-13-02-0

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

Lawro got four correct results and no perfect scores from last weekend's matches, to give him a total of 40 points.

He was beaten by actors Idris Elba and Richard Madden, who got six results correct, with no perfect scores, for a total of 60 points.

Ahead of Arsenal's game with West Brom, Lawro picked up an extra 60 points from his midweek predictions. Nobby Butcher and Carl Frampton also added to their scores.

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 34
Lawro2,410
Guests1,900

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

Man City v Stoke

Man City 4-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Joshua's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Southampton

Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Joshua's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Bournemouth v Chelsea

Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Johsua's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Liverpool v Newcastle

Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Joshua's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Everton v Man Utd

Everton 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Joshua's prediction: 1-3

Match report

SUNDAY

Sunderland v Arsenal

Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Joshua's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Crystal Palace v Watford

Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford (FA Cup semi-final)

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Joshua's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v Swansea

Leicester 4-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Joshua's prediction: 2-0

Match report

MONDAY

Tottenham v West Brom

Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Joshua's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
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SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Nick Bright, Steve Cram, Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, Carl Frampton, Amir Khan
71Lawro (average after 34 weeks)
70James, Guy Mowbray, Osi Umenyiora
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess, Idris Elba & Richard Madden, Ed Skrein
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall, Felix White
40Nobby Butcher, Fatman Scoop, Neville, Mumford & Sons, Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew. James Skelly
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, Blake Harrison & Daniel Mays, Mark Webber, Steve Wilson
20Graeme 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 City34267185+2
2Arsenal342410082+2
3Chelsea33228374+7
4Liverpool331715166+3
5Tottenham341711662-3
6Southampton341831357+2
7West Brom34169957+7
8Man Utd341413755-3
9Crystal Palace341381347+7
10Everton3311111144+1
11Newcastle341091539+8
12Leicester349111438-11
13Bournemouth3410717370
14Norwich341132036+3
15Stoke341061836-6
16Swansea346121630-1
17Sunderland336111629+1
18West Ham34781929-12
19Watford34482220-7
20Aston Villa34133060

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