Lawro's Premier League predictions v comedian Arron Crascall

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson will be making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season against a variety of guests.

Lawro's opponent for the fixtures on 2, 3 and 4 January is comedian Arron Crascall, who has more than 4.2m followers on Facebook and a new sketch show starting on BBC Three in the new year.

Arron Crascall
Will Lawro or Crascall have the last laugh?

Who does he support?

"I've supported Arsenal my whole life," he says. "My dad hates it as he's a Spurs fan and we're a family divided on football. I sided with my mum. My favourite football memory is definitely us winning the Double in 1997-98, winning 4-0 against Everton. I was at the game in the North Bank and it was unforgettable.

"Ray Parlour is one of my football legends. I got to meet him recently and I had a fan girl moment! True Arsenal hero."

If the year of 2016 was a full season, how would Arsenal have got on?

The serious stuff - predictions

Diego Costa
Chelsea have 13 league wins in a row

You can make your Premier League predictions now, compare them with those of Lawro and other fans, and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

Premier League predictions - week 20
ResultLawroArron
MONDAY
Middlesbrough v Leicester0-00-21-2
Everton v Southampton3-02-02-2
Man City v Burnley2-13-03-1
Sunderland v Liverpool2-20-20-2
West Brom v Hull3-12-03-1
West Ham v Man Utd0-21-20-1
TUESDAY
Bournemouth v Arsenal3-30-21-4
Crystal Palace v Swansea1-22-02-0
Stoke v Watford2-02-00-1
WEDNESDAY
Tottenham v Chelseax-x2-13-2

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

From the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day fixtures, Lawro got six correct results with two prefect scores. That gave him a total of 120 points.

He beat El-P and Killer Mike, aka American hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, who got three correct results but no perfect scores for a total of 30 points.

Total scores after week 19
Lawro1,740
Guests1,400

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

MONDAY, 2 JANUARY

Middlesbrough v Leicester City

Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Arron's prediction: 1-2

Everton v Southampton

Everton 3-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Arron's prediction: 2-2

Man City v Burnley

Man City 2-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Arron's prediction: 3-1

Sunderland v Liverpool

Sunderland 2-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Arron's prediction: 0-2

West Brom v Hull

West Brom 3-1 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Arron's prediction: 3-1

West Ham v Man Utd

West Ham 0-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Arron's prediction: 0-1

TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY

Bournemouth v Arsenal

Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Arron's prediction: 1-4

Crystal Palace v Swansea City

Crystal Palace 1-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Arron's prediction: 2-0

Stoke City v Watford

Stoke City 2-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Arron's prediction: 0-1

WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY

Tottenham v Chelsea

Tottenham v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)

Tottenham were impressive at Watford and they seem to have found a momentum now with Harry Kane and Dele Alli finding form. I have a feeling they will halt the Chelsea surge which has been so impressive. To win 13 games in a row is just fantastic but Chelsea have some hard fixtures on the horizon.

Premier League top six

This fixture always leaves me wondering why the fans hate each other so much? They seem to detest the opposing club. Why I don't know, but it will make for a spicy atmosphere.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Arron's prediction: 3-2

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Luke Reddy.

Lawro v Guests
P19W12D0L7
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
150Elis James
130Boris Becker, Tim Vine
120Robbie Williams
110Michael van Gerwen
100Joe Clarke
90Lawro (average after 19 weeks), Josh Franceschi, Colin Murray,
80Nicole Scherzinger
70Dave Bautista, Sam Burgess, Athletico Mince
60Rick Astley
50Charlie Sloth, Laura Kenny
40Ed Balls
30Blossoms, American hip-hop duo Run The Jewels
20Lloyd Griffith

Lawro's best score: 160 points (week thirteen v Tim Vine)

Lawro's worst score: 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)

Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Liverpool19145047+1
2Man Utd19144146+4
3Arsenal191360450
4Chelsea19143245-3
5Man City191342430
6Leicester19123439+9
7Tottenham19116239-3
8West Ham1985629+4
9Everton19512227-2
10Crystal Palace1956821+7
11Stoke1955920+3
12Sunderland1955920+6
13West Brom1946918-5
14Middlesbrough19441116+2
15Bournemouth19361015-5
16Burnley19341213-5
17Southampton19341213-8
18Swansea19241310+2
19Watford19241310-6
20Hull19021720

Top Stories