Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

This week he takes on Charlotte Green, the former Radio 4 newsreader, who made her debut reading out the classified football results on BBC Radio 5 live and the World Service on Saturday.

Green says it was a pleasant surprise when she was asked to take over from James Alexander Gordon.

Focus predictions: Charlotte Green

"I was absolutely delighted," Green said, who supports Tottenham.

"It is something I always dreamed about as a child. When I was six, I used to sit at the kitchen table and read them out loud, much to the annoyance of my sister who thought it was all terribly boring."

And her debut on Saturday predictably passed off perfectly.

PredictionsScoreLawroCharlotte Green
Tottenham v Chelsea1-11-11-0
Aston Villa v Man City3-20-21-3
Fulham v Cardiff1-22-10-0
Hull v West Ham1-02-12-1
Man Utd v West Brom1-23-02-0
Southampton v Crystal Palace2-02-02-0
Swansea v Arsenal1-21-11-2
Stoke v Norwich0-12-10-0
Sunderland v Liverpool1-31-10-3
Everton v Newcastle3-22-12-0

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

Last week, Lawro got four results right, with one perfect score. His score of six saw him beaten by superstar sprinter Usain Bolt, whose six correct results with two perfect scores gave him 10 points, and put him second on the guest leaderboard.

We're 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 Five



Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Green's prediction: 1-0

Aston Villa 3-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Green's prediction: 1-3

Fulham 1-2 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Green's prediction: 0-0

Hull 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Green's prediction: 2-1

Man Utd 1-2 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Green's prediction: 2-0

Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Green's prediction: 2-0

Swansea 1-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Green's prediction: 1-2


Stoke 0-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Green's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Green's prediction: 0-3

Match report


Everton 3-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Green's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
10Usain Bolt
7.4Lawro (Average after five weeks)
5Sam Tomkins
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow
BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Arsenal541013Side arrow0
2.Tottenham540112Side arrow0
3.Man City532011Side arrow0
4.Chelsea532011Side arrow0
5.Liverpool532011Side arrow0
6.Newcastle53029Up arrow+6
7.West Ham53029Up arrow+8
8.West Brom53029Up arrow+6
9.Norwich52218Up arrow+8
10.Man Utd51407Down arrow-2
11.Southampton52036Down arrow-4
12.Crystal Palace52036Up arrow+7
13.Everton51225Down arrow-7
14.Fulham51225Up arrow+4
15.Stoke51134Down arrow-5
16.Aston Villa51134Down arrow-3
17.Swansea50232Down arrow-8
18.Hull50232Down arrow-7
19.Cardiff50232Down arrow-3
20.Sunderland50141Side arrow0

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