Premier League predictions: Lawro v David Baddiel

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 the next round of Premier League fixtures is comedian, novelist, TV presenter and Chelsea fan David Baddiel, who is currently touring his stand-up show called 'Fame: Not the Musical'.

Baddiel co-hosted the Fantasy Football League show in the 1990s and co-wrote 'Three Lions', England's official anthem for Euro 96.

David Baddiel, Angus Loughran (aka Statto) and Frank Skinner presented the Fantasy Football show
David Baddiel, Angus Loughran (aka Statto) and Frank Skinner presented the Fantasy Football show

"Three Lions was totally brilliant," Baddiel told BBC Sport. "In my show now I talk a bit about being remembered for Three Lions and how that is a double-edged sword because I've done other stuff as well, but it was an amazing experience.

"It was not about getting accolades from other show-biz people, it was about Wembley Stadium singing along to that song and I was singing it too, because it was not about us, it was about the England team doing well. It was an amazing thing."

He tips his beloved Chelsea to see off title rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City on Monday.

Baddiel joked to BBC Sport: "I should say at the start that I am not Nostradamus - I know I have been brought in to restore some credibility after Vic Reeves, and also Robert de Niro and Sylvester Stallone were guests, but remember Stallone was in 'Escape to Victory' so he has actually played at the highest level and I don't know if I can beat that.

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

PredictionsScoreLawroDavid
SATURDAY
Newcastle v Sunderland0-32-01-1
West Ham v Swansea2-02-11-2
Cardiff v Norwich2-11-11-1
Everton v Aston Villa2-11-11-0
Fulham v Southampton0-31-11-3
Hull v Tottenham1-12-11-2
Stoke v Man Utd2-10-20-2
SUNDAY
West Brom v Liverpool1-11-11-2
Arsenal v Crystal Palace2-03-02-1
MONDAY
Man City v Chelsea0-12-01-2

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

In the midweek Premier League games, Lawro got eight results right, including two perfect scores. His score of 12 gave him victory over former badminton world champion Gail Emms, who got two correct results, with no exact scores, giving her a total of two.

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 23
Lawro191
Guests121

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

SATURDAY

Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

David's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham 2-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

David's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

David's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

David's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Fulham 0-3 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

David's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Hull 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

David's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

David's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

West Brom 1-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

David's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

David's prediction: 2-1

Match report

MONDAY

Man City 0-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

David's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P23W14D2L7
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
8.3Lawro (average after 23 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, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin, Vic Reeves

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
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City232030630
2.Chelsea23166154+1
3.Man Utd23166154+4
4.Arsenal23148150-2
5.Liverpool23137346-1
6.Tottenham23124740-1
7.Everton2397734-1
8.Southampton 2396833+1
9.Norwich23851029+3
10.Fulham23851029+9
11.West Brom23761027+4
12.Stoke23751126+4
13.Swansea23671025-2
14.Newcastle23661124-6
15.West Ham23651223+3
16.Aston Villa23491021-6
17.Crystal Palace23541419-3
18.Sunderland23281314-1
19.Hull City23271413-6
20.Cardiff23161690

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