Premier League and Capital One Cup predictions: Lawro vs Tim Key

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, and Sunday's Capital One Cup final, is actor, writer and comedian Tim Key, who starred with Steve Coogan as his DJ sidekick in 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'.

Tim Key's Premier League predictions

As a boy, Key was a Liverpool fan and says his own playing style resembles one of his former heroes.

"I am not very mobile. Like a deeper-lying Jan Molby, but probably like Jan Molby sort of now, so almost static," Key told BBC Sport.

"So if the ball comes directly to me, not too quickly, I am able to control it and pass it very slowly to my left or right.

"When I was younger I captained my school football team to a cup final but I think that was a bit of a fluke because I was not very good before or after that, or probably during.

"And, in the final, I got taken off at half-time even though I was the captain. That was disappointing."

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

Key is on tour now with his new show, which is a mixture of poetry and stand-up.

PredictionsScoreLawroTim Key
Everton v West Ham1-01-12-0
Fulham v Chelsea1-30-20-4
Hull v Newcastle1-42-11-1
Stoke v Arsenal1-01-11-0
Southampton v Liverpool0-30-22-3
Man City v Sunderland (Capital One Cup final)3-12-02-1
Aston Villa v Norwich4-12-00-1
Swansea v Crystal Palace1-12-11-1
Tottenham v Cardiff1-02-04-0

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

Last weekend, Lawro got five correct results, including one perfect score. His score of seven gave him a narrow victory over singer Katy B, who got six correct results, but no perfect scores.

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 (at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after Week 27


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


Everton 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tim's prediction: 2-0

Fulham 1-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tim's prediction: 0-4

Hull 1-4 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tim's prediction: 1-1

Stoke 1-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tim's prediction: 1-0

Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tim's prediction: 2-3


Capital One Cup final: Man City 3-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 2-1

Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 0-1

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tim's prediction: 1-1

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 4-0

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.81Lawro (average after 27 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Geraint Thomas*, Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis
3Robert de Niro, Sylvester Stallone
2Cal Crutchlow, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin, Vic Reeves
0Josh Franceschi

* Does not include scores for postponed games

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

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week 26 v Geraint Thomas, before postponed games are played)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City27243075Up arrow+2
2.Man Utd27197164Up arrow+4
3.Chelsea27196263Down arrow-2
4.Arsenal27169257Down arrow-2
5.Liverpool27159354Down arrow-1
6.Tottenham27144946Down arrow-1
7.Southampton27108938Up arrow+2
8.Everton 2799936Down arrow-1
9.Newcastle27871231Down arrow-1
10.West Brom27871231Up arrow+7
11.Fulham27871231Up arrow+9
12.West Ham27861330Down arrow-2
13.Norwich27861330Up arrow+1
14.Stoke27851429Up arrow+1
15.Swansea27771328Down arrow-3
16.Aston Villa275121027Down arrow-3
17.Crystal Palace27651623Down arrow-1
18.Hull City27491421Down arrow-7
19.Sunderland27291615Down arrow-1
20.Cardiff27191712Down arrow-1