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.

TNA wrestling star Magnus was born in Norfolk and is a Norwich City fan

His opponent for the midweek Premier League games is Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Magnus.

The 27-year-old Norwich fan, whose real name is Nick Aldis, has won the TNA Tag Team Championship twice and said: "I think my side Norwich will struggle with Tottenham's pace down the wings. As much as I hope the Carrow Road faithful see them to a draw or better, I fear the worst."

You can see Magnus in action every Sunday night at 21:00 GMT on TNA Impact Wrestling on Challenge TV.

PredictionsScoreLawro Magnus
Aston Villa v Newcastle1-21-10-2
QPR v Man City0-01-11-3
Stoke v Wigan2-21-20-0
Sunderland v Swansea0-02-02-1
Arsenal v Liverpool2-22-11-1
Everton v West Brom2-12-02-0
Norwich v Tottenham1-11-01-2
Fulham v West Ham3-11-11-3
Man Utd v Southampton3-13-04-1
Reading v Chelsea2-21-10-2

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

On FA Cup fourth-round weekend, Lawro got eight results right out of 16 ties including two perfect scores.

His 12 points meant he lost to three-time FA Women's Cup winner Kelly Smith, who got seven results correct, including three perfect scores, for a total score of 13 points.

Those scores do not count towards Lawro's Premier League average.

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 had come off (also at the bottom of the page).

FA Cup total scores after round four
Premier League total scores after week 23


All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless otherwise stated.


Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

QPR 0-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke 2-2 Wigan

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report


Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Everton 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

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Norwich 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Fulham 3-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Man Utd 2-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Reading 2-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
Kevin Sinfield11
Luke Campbell10
Wretch 328
Mo Farah8
Lawro7.39 (average)
James Arthur7
Dave Brailsford7
Goran Ivanisevic7
Joe Calzaghe6
Guy Mowbray6
Andy Murray6
Peter Reid6
Steve Wilson6
Lethal Bizzle5
Natalie Lowe5
Joanna Rowsell5
Greg Rutherford5
Darren Farley4
Marco Gabbiadini4
Michael Vaughan4
Justin Young4
Russell Brand3
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
1.Man Utd231850456+3959Side arrow0
2.Man City2315624112+2951Side arrow0
3.Arsenal2315533713+2450Up arrow+3
4.Everton2314723612+2749Up arrow+1
5.Chelsea2214624112+2948Down arrow-2
6.Tottenham2312653116+1542Down arrow-2
7.QPR2311482827+137Up arrow+13
8.Liverpool239952719+836Side arrow-1
9.Newcastle2310582923+635Up arrow+7
10.Stoke237972426-230Side arrow0
11.Sunderland237882429-529Side arrow0
12.West Brom2373132633-724Up arrow+4
13.Southampton2371151934-1522Up arrow+2
14.Fulham2363141933-1421Side arrow0
15West Ham2355132031-1120Down arrow-3
16.Swansea2348111833-1520Down arrow-7
17.Wigan2354141637-2119Up arrow+2
18.Aston Villa2336141638-2215Down arrow-1
19.Reading2235141736-1914Down arrow-1
20. Norwich2325161439-2511Down arrow-7

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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