Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

His latest opponent is actor John Simm, famous for his roles in Life on Mars, Doctor Who and Human Traffic.

Simm, a lifelong Manchester United fan who idolises Eric Cantona, is backing the Red Devils to edge past Aston Villa. He also tips Manchester City to hammer Norwich and Liverpool to be beaten by Fulham.

You can see all of his predictions on Football Focus on Saturday at 1215 GMT on BBC One and this website (in the UK).

This week's predictionsScoreLawroJohn Simm
Aston Villa v Man Utd0-11-20-1
Blackburn v Swansea4-22-00-1
Everton v Stoke0-12-12-0
Fulham v Liverpool1-01-12-1
Man City v Norwich5-13-04-1
Newcastle v Chelsea0-31-12-2
QPR v West Brom1-11-12-1
Tottenham v Bolton3-03-13-0
Wigan v Arsenal0-40-21-2
Wolves v Sunderland2-12-11-1

A correct result is worth ONE point while a correct score earns THREE points.

Last week, Lawro got FOUR results right, including two perfect scores, meaning his eight points beat world 5,000m champion Mo Farah, who scored five.

(Predictions leaderboard at the bottom of the page)


All kick-offs 1500 GMT unless stated


Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Blackburn 4-2 Swansea

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man City 5-1 Norwich

Prediction: 3-0

Match report

QPR 1-1 West Brom

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Tottenham 3-0 Bolton

Prediction: 3-1

Match report

Wigan 0-4 Arsenal

Prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa 0-1 Man Utd

Prediction: 1-2

Match report


Everton 0-1 Stoke

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Wolves 2-1 Sunderland

Prediction: 2-1

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Fulham 1-0 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Mark Lawrenson was talking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Shaun Edwards11
Gethin Jones11
Frankie Dettori10
Ricky Hatton9
Gary Oldman8
Ola Jordan8
Richard Archer8
Robbie Savage8
Russell Grant8
Mark Lawrenson (average)7
Serge from Kasabian6
Mo Farah5
Tom from Kasabian4
Jimmy Anderson4
Muttiah Muralitharan3
Samuel L Jackson2

Lawro's best score: 12 points (week six).

Lawro's worst score: three points (week five).

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.

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