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.

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Natalie Lowe
Vaughan and Lowe take part in a Halloween themed Strictly Come Dancing show on Saturday

His opponents for the latest round of Premier League fixtures are former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Natalie Lowe.

Vaughan and Lowe might get on famously on the dance floor but they only agree on the outcome of three of the weekend matches.

Sheffield Wednesday fan Vaughan backs Everton to win the Merseyside derby and Chelsea to beat Manchester United, while Lowe is backing Liverpool and Sir Alex Ferguson's side to come out on top.

You can see all of their predictions on Football Focus on BBC One at 12:15 BST on Saturday.

Aston Villa v Norwich1-11-13-11-2
Arsenal v QPR1-02-04-03-1
Reading v Fulham3-32-11-32-0
Stoke v Sunderland0-01-12-12-2
Wigan v West Ham2-11-00-10-3
Man City v Swansea1-03-02-03-1
Everton v Liverpool2-21-11-00-2
Newcastle v West Brom2-12-03-01-3
Southampton v Tottenham1-20-21-32-1
Chelsea v Man Utd2-30-12-11-2

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

Last weekend, Lawro took on British triathlete Jonny Brownlee.

Lawro got eight results right, including three perfect scores, and his score of 14 gave him a resounding victory over Brownlee (three correct results but no perfect scores) who is joint-bottom of the guest scoreboard with three points but had the consolation of winning the world triathlon title last weekend.

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 eight



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

Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Arsenal 1-0 QPR

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Reading 3-3 Fulham

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Stoke 0-0 Sunderland

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Wigan 2-1 West Ham

Prediction: 1-0

Match report

Man City 1-0 Swansea

Prediction: 3-0

Match report


Everton 2-2 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Southampton 1-2 Tottenham

Prediction: 0-2

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Chelsea 2-3 Man Utd

Prediction: 0-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
Luke Campbell10
Kevin Sinfield10
Mo Farah8
Dave Brailsford7
Greg Rutherford5
Jonny Brownlee3
Stephanie Houghton3

Lawro's best score: 14 points (week eight).

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

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City8620144+1020Up arrow+2
2.Man Utd8530152+1318Side arrow0
3.Chelsea7511125+716Down arrow-2
4.Tottenham8512115+616Up arrow+1
5.Everton8440116+516Down arrow-1
6.Arsenal8431126+615Up arrow+3
7.Sunderland8422109+114Up arrow+7
8.Newcastle8332108+212Up arrow+3
9.Liverpool8251107+311Up arrow+3
10.West Ham83231010011Down arrow-3
11.QPR832399011Up arrow+9
12.Fulham8305810-29Down arrow-4
13.Stoke8233711-49Side arrow0
14.Southampton8305611-59Up arrow+4
15.Swansea8152710-38Down arrow-5
16.West Brom8215913-47Down arrow-10
17.Aston Villa8125713-65Side arrow0
18.Wigan8116615-94Down arrow-2
19.Reading7025612-62Side arrow0
20.Norwich8026414-102Down arrow-5

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.