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 each week this season.

Example (aka Elliott Gleave) is a lifelong Fulham fan

His opponent for the latest round of Premier League fixtures is singer, rapper and Fulham fan Example.

Example is tipping the Cottagers to see off champions Manchester City and continue their impressive start to the season.

He also thinks Arsenal will beat leaders Chelsea in a north versus west London derby, expects Norwich to overcome Liverpool and feels Manchester United will be too strong for Tottenham.

Arsenal v Chelsea1-22-12-0
Everton v Southampton3-12-04-1
Fulham v Man City1-20-21-0
Norwich v Liverpool2-51-12-1
Reading v Newcastle2-21-22-2
Stoke v Swansea2-02-03-2
Sunderland v Wigan1-02-03-1
Man Utd v Tottenham2-32-03-0
Aston Villa v West Brom1-12-10-0
QPR v West Ham1-22-02-1

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

Last weekend, Lawro took on double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.

Lawro got five results right, including one perfect score, but his score of seven was not enough to beat Farah (six correct results including one perfect score). His score of eight points leaves him third in the the guest scoreboard (at the bottom of the page).

This season, we will also be keeping a record of the total scores for Lawro and his guests (below), and showing a table of how the Premier League would look if Lawro's predictions came off (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week five


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


Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Everton 3-1 Southampton

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Fulham 1-2 Man City

Prediction: 0-2

Match report

Norwich 2-5 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Reading 2-2 Newcastle

Prediction: 1-2

Match report

Stoke 2-0 Swansea

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Sunderland 1-0 Wigan

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd 2-3 Tottenham

Prediction: 2-0

Match report


Aston Villa 1-1 West Brom

Prediction: 2-1

Match report


QPR 1-2 West Ham

Prediction: 2-0

Lawro v Guests
Luke Campbell10
Kevin Sinfield10
Mo Farah8
Lawro (average)6.8
Greg Rutherford5
Stephanie Houghton3

Lawro's best score: nine points (week four).

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

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Tottenham541093+613Up arrow+7
2.Man Utd532091+811Side arrow0
3.Man City532083+511Up arrow+4
4.Chelsea431072+510Down arrow-3
5.Sunderland531176+110Up arrow+7
6.Everton523064+29Down arrow-3
7.Arsenal522174+38Down arrow-2
8.Newcastle521265+17Up arrow+2
9.West Ham52127707Side arrow0
10.QPR521256-17Up arrow+9
11.Stoke513156-16Up arrow+2
12.Swansea513156-16Down arrow-1
13.Fulham520368-26Down arrow-7
14.Southampton520347-36Up arrow+2
15.Liverpool504156-14Up arrow+3
16.West Brom511358-34Down arrow-12
17.Wigan5104410-63Down arrow-2
18.Aston Villa502348-42Down arrow-4
19.Reading401347-31Up arrow+1
20.Norwich501439-61Down arrow-3

Lawro did not make a prediction before the rearranged Chelsea-Reading game on 22 August.

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

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