Mark Lawrenson's predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Wigan Warriors star Sam Tomkins
Tomkins plays for Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday

This week he takes on England rugby league star Sam Tomkins, whose Wigan Warriors side face Hull in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Tomkins is a Manchester United fan, as you can probably tell by the fact he is backing David Moyes's side to thrash Chelsea 8-0 on Monday. He also thinks Arsenal will suffer a second straight Premier League defeat, but feels Manchester City will see off Cardiff.

You can see all of his predictions on Football Focus at 11:30 BST on BBC One and this website in the UK.

PredictionsScoreLawroSam Tomkins
Fulham v Arsenal1-31-12-0
Everton v West Brom0-02-11-0
Hull v Norwich1-01-13-2
Newcastle v West Ham0-02-12-0
Southampton v Sunderland1-12-00-0
Stoke v Crystal Palace2-12-03-0
Aston Villa v Liverpool0-11-21-2
Cardiff v Man City3-20-21-3
Tottenham v Swansea1-02-02-1
Man Utd v Chelsea0-01-18-0

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

Last week, Lawro got five results right, with three perfect scores. His score of 11 saw him beat Hollywood actor Jason Sudeikis [4], who got four correct results with no perfect scores.

For Wednesday's game between Chelsea and Aston Villa, Lawro backed Jose Mourinho's side to win 2-0.

This season, we will 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).

Premier League total scores after week 1


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


Fulham v Arsenal

Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

Prediction: 1-1

Everton v West Brom

Everton 0-0 West Brom

Prediction: 2-1

Hull v Norwich

Hull 1-0 Norwich

Prediction: 1-1

Newcastle v West Ham

Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

Prediction: 2-1

Southampton v Sunderland

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Prediction: 2-0

Stoke v Crystal Palace

Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

Prediction: 2-0

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-2


Cardiff City v Manchester City

Cardiff 3-2 Man City

Prediction: 0-2

Tottenham v Swansea

Tottenham 1-0 Swansea

Prediction: 2-0


Manchester United v Chelsea

Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
4Jason Sudeikis
BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Chelsea22006Side arrow0
2.Man City11003Side arrow0
3.Arsenal11003Up arrow+13
4.West Ham11003Side arrow0
5.Norwich11003Up arrow+6
6.Tottenham11003Up arrow+3
7.West Brom11003Up arrow+8
8.Liverpool11003Down arrow-1
9.Man Utd10101Down arrow-6
10.Sunderland10101Up arrow+4
11.Fulham10101Down arrow-5
12.Swansea10101Up arrow+7
13.Stoke10010Side arrow0
14.Crystal Palace10010Down arrow-2
15.Everton10010Down arrow-5
16.Southampton10010Down arrow-8
17.Cardiff10010Side arrow0
18.Hull City10010Side arrow0
19.Newcastle10010Up arrow+1
20.Aston Villa20020Down arrow-15

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

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