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.

His opponent for the Premier League fixtures on New Year's Day and 2 January is Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson.

PredictionsScoreLawroWilson
NEW YEAR'S DAY
West Brom v Fulham1-22-03-1
Man City v Stoke3-02-03-0
Swansea v Aston Villa2-22-01-1
Tottenham v Reading3-12-02-0
West Ham v Norwich2-12-12-2
Wigan v Man Utd0-40-21-3
Southampton v Arsenal1-10-22-4
WEDNESDAY
Chelsea v QPR0-12-02-0
Liverpool v Sunderland3-02-01-1
Newcastle v Everton1-22-10-0

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

Last week, Lawro took on rap star Lethal Bizzle.

Lawro got four results right, including one perfect score, and his score of six saw him narrowly beat Bizzle (five correct results, with no perfect scores).

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 all Lawro's predictions came off (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week 20
Lawro147
Guests115

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

NEW YEAR'S DAY

West Brom 1-2 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man City 3-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea 2-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Tottenham 3-1 Reading

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Ham 2-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Wigan 0-4 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Southampton 1-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

WEDNESDAY

Chelsea 0-1 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Newcastle 1-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
P20W10D4L6
GUEST LEADERBOARDSCORE
Kevin Sinfield11
Luke Campbell10
Mo Farah8
Lawro7.35 (average)
James Arthur7
Dave Brailsford7
Example7
Goran Ivanisevic7
Joe Calzaghe6
Guy Mowbray6
Andy Murray6
Peter Reid6
Lethal Bizzle5
Natalie Lowe5
Joanna Rowsell5
Greg Rutherford5
Darren Farley4
Marco Gabbiadini4
Michael Vaughan4
Justin Young4
Jonny Brownlee3
Stephanie Houghton3
Dani King2
Paul Reid2
Carl Froch1

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

Lawro's worst score: four points (weeks three and 19).

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLFAGDPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man Utd201640404+3652Side arrow0
2.Man City2013523511+2444Side arrow0
3.Everton2012713117+1443Up arrow+3
4.Arsenal1913333111+2042Up arrow+1
5.Chelsea1811522711+1638Down arrow-2
6.Tottenham2011452714+1337Down arrow-2
7.QPR2010372523+233Up arrow+13
8.Liverpool207942217+530Up arrow+1
9.Newcastle208482421+328Up arrow+6
10.Stoke206952121027Down arrow-2
11.Sunderland206862124-326Up arrow+2
12.Southampton1971111628-1222Up arrow+6
13.Fulham2062121827-920Up arrow+1
14.West Brom2053122131-1018Down arrow-7
15.West Ham1945101624-817Down arrow-3
16.Swansea203891529-1417Down arrow-6
17.Wigan2043131333-2015Side arrow0
18.Aston Villa2026121433-1912Down arrow-1
19.Reading1925121531-1611Side arrow0
20. Norwich2024141234-2210Down arrow-9

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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