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.

This week he took on Tottenham supporter Nicky Wire, bass player and lyricist of Welsh band Manic Street Preachers.

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Nicky Wire predictions

Wire was captain of the Welsh national schoolboys' team aged 14 and had trials with Arsenal and Tottenham before knee injuries and the lure of eyeliner and rock music took hold.

Will it be a case of 'From Despair To Where' for Wire's guesses? Or will he condemn Lawro to the 'Archives of Pain' with an emphatic win?

PredictionsScoreLawroNicky Wire
SATURDAY
Man Utd v Crystal Palace2-03-03-0
Aston Villa v Newcastle1-22-12-1
Fulham v West Brom1-12-02-2
Hull v Cardiff1-11-11-1
Stoke v Man City0-01-12-0
Sunderland v Arsenal1-30-21-3
Tottenham v Norwich2-02-02-0
Everton v Chelsea1-01-12-2
SUNDAY
Southampton v West Ham0-02-12-1
MONDAY
Swansea v Liverpool2-21-11-1

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

Last week, Lawro got six results right, with no perfect scores. His score of six saw him beat MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow, whose two correct results with no perfect scores gave him two points.

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 of Lawro's predictions were correct (also at the bottom of the page).

Premier League total scores after week 3
Lawro21
Guests11

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Prediction: 3-0

Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle

Prediction: 2-1

Fulham 1-1 West Brom

Prediction: 2-0

Hull 1-1 Cardiff

Prediction: 1-1

Stoke 0-0 Manchester City

Prediction: 1-1

Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

Prediction: 0-2

Tottenham 2-0 Norwich

Prediction: 2-0

Everton 1-0 Chelsea

Prediction:1-1

SUNDAY

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

Prediction: 2-1

Match review

MONDAY

Swansea 2-2 Liverpool

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Tom Rostance

Lawro v Guests
P3W2D0L1
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
7Lawro (Average after three weeks)
5Sam Tomkins
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow
BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City33009+2
2.Arsenal32107+2
3.Chelsea32107-1
4.Liverpool32107-3
5.Norwich32107+4
6.Newcastle32016+6
7.Tottenham32016-1
8.West Brom32016+12
9.West Ham32016-1
10.Everton31114+5
11.Crystal Palace31023+3
12.Man Utd30303-5
13.Southampton31023-3
14.Stoke31023-9
15.Fulham30212+2
16.Cardiff30121-5
17.Hull30121+1
18.Sunderland30121+1
19.Swansea30121-3
20.Aston Villa30030-7

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

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