Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on comedian Vic Reeves

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

His opponent for this weekend's Premier League matches is comedian Vic Reeves, star of new BBC slapstick sitcom 'House of Fools'.

Comedian Vic Reeves

Vic admits he spent most of his youth "avoiding football at all costs" and claims to "probably have the least knowledge of football of anyone in Britain".

"I have no idea. I would imagine Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone know 10 times more about football than me," said Reeves, referring to Lawro's glamorous guests from last week who only made seven predictions from the 10 fixtures, including for one match to be rained off.

Vic bases many of his predictions on his geographical knowledge and the industrial history of the cities concerned, which leads him to back Swansea and Newcastle to claim big wins over Tottenham and West Ham.

For the big match between Chelsea and Manchester United, he feels that United will prevail.

"Chelsea? Is that the Kings Road? I would imagine they wear ruffs and lacy collars when they are playing, and Little Lord Fauntleroy suits," Reeves said.

"Tough northern pigeon fanciers from Manchester against flouncy Fauntleroy types? I think I am going to have to go for United."

You can see all of Vic's predictions on Football Focus at 12:00 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (in the UK).

Sunderland v Southampton2-21-111-1
Arsenal v Fulham2-03-05-5
Crystal Palace v Stoke1-02-111-12
Man City v Cardiff4-24-01-1
Norwich v Hull1-02-00-0
West Ham v Newcastle1-32-10-10
Liverpool v Aston Villa2-22-00-0
Swansea v Tottenham1-31-112-0
Chelsea v Man Utd3-12-02-20
West Brom v Everton1-11-1400-1

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

Last weekend, Lawro got six results right, with five perfect scores. His score of 16 was his highest of the season and saw him beat Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone who got three correct results, with no exact scores, giving them a total of three (although they only predicted one scoreline and five 'winners' out of the 10 fixtures).

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).

Total scores after Week 21



Sunderland v Southampton

Sunderland 2-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Vic's prediction: 11-1

Match report

Arsenal v Fulham

Arsenal 2-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Vic's prediction: 5-5

Match report

Crystal Palace v Stoke

Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Vic's prediction: 11-12

Match report

Man City v Cardiff City

Man City 4-2 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 4-0

Vic's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Norwich v Hull

Norwich 1-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Vic's prediction: 0-0

Match report

West Ham v Newcastle

West Ham 1-3 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Vic's prediction: 0-10

Match report

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Vic's prediction: 0-0

Match report


Swansea v Tottenham

Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Vic's prediction: 12-0

Match report

Chelsea v Manchester United

Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Vic's prediction: 2-20

Match report


West Brom v Everton

West Brom 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Vic's prediction: 400-1

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
8.1Lawro (average after 21 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis
3Robert de Niro, Sylvester Stallone
2Cal Crutchlow, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin

Lawro's best score: 16 points (week 21 v Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone)

Lawro's worst score: 4 points (week two v Sam Tomkins)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City21183057+1
2.Man Utd21156051+5
8.Southampton 2194831+1
10.West Brom2175926+4
15.West Ham21551120+2
16.Aston Villa2139918-5
17.Hull City21271213-7
18.Crystal Palace21341413+2

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