Premier League predictions: Lawro v X Factor winner Sam Bailey

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 weekend Premier League fixtures is singer Sam Bailey.

X Factor star Sam's score forecasts

The 2013 X Factor winner, a former footballer who played for West Ham "many moons ago", is a Leicester fan.

She told BBC Sport: "I've lived in Leicester since 2001 and I married into Leicester. My other half is a massive fan. We started going to games, I fell in love with the atmosphere and I'm now an avid supporter."

The Foxes are top of the Championship but Bailey is not willing to jinx their promotion bid.

"I'm not going to say they've done it," she said. "It's looking good for them to go up but you never know. Hopefully they'll be in the Premier League next season causing a storm.

"I've not been to a game since their unbeaten streak started. I daren't go because if they lose, I'll think it's my fault. Once I know they're going to be promoted, I'll go again."

Which Premier League player would she like to see at her club? "Theo Walcott. He's a great player, great all-rounder. He's passionate, young, he's still got a few years left in him. I think he'd sit quite nicely with the current team."

ScoreLawroSam Bailey
Man Utd v Aston Villa4-1 2-0 1-2
Crystal Palace v Chelsea1-0 0-2 0-3
Southampton v Newcastle4-0 2-02-1
Stoke v Hull1-0 2-01-1
Swansea v Norwich3-02-10-0
West Brom v Cardiff3-32-02-3
Arsenal v Man City1-10-22-4
Fulham v Everton1-31-22-2
Liverpool v Tottenham4-02-01-2
Sunderland v West Ham1-22-10-2

A correct result (ie picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. A correct score earns THREE points.

Last weekend, Lawro got six correct results from 10 Premier League games, with one perfect score. His score of eight points saw him beat Sport Relief singer Eliza Doolittle, who got four correct results, with no perfect scores, giving her a score of four points.

We're keeping a record of the totals 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).

Totals after Week 31


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


Man Utd v Villa

Man Utd 4-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Palace v Chelsea

Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Sam's prediction: 0-3. I was a season-ticket holder for Chelsea in 1994 and they're a pretty strong side.

Match report

Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 2-1. I think Southampton are doing pretty well this season. They have some interesting England players.

Match report

Stoke v Hull

Stoke 1-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Swansea v Norwich

Swansea 3-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: 0-0

Match report

West Brom v Cardiff

West Brom 3-3 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 2-3

Match report

Arsenal v Man City

Arsenal 1-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Sam's prediction: 2-4

Match report


Fulham v Everton

Fulham 1-3 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Sam's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Liverpool v Spurs

Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 1-2

Match report


Sunderland v West Ham

Sunderland 1-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.58Lawro (average after 31 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, Eliza Doolittle
3Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Ricky Wilson, Simon Rix
2Cal Crutchlow, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin, Vic Reeves, Woody*
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 City30273084Up arrow+2
2.Chelsea31236275Down arrow-1
3.Man Utd31217370Up arrow+4
4.Liverpool31199366Down arrow-2
5.Arsenal311711362Down arrow-1
6.Tottenham311551150Side arrow0
7.Southampton311281144Up arrow+2
8.Everton 311111944Down arrow-3
9.Norwich319715Up arrow+5
10.Stoke31971534Up arrow+1
11.Swansea31971534Down arrow-4
12.West Ham31971534Down arrow-1
13.Newcastle318101334Down arrow-5
14.Fulham31891433Up arrow+6
15.Aston Villa 307121133Down arrow-3
16.West Brom30881432Side arrow0
17.Crystal Palace31861730Side arrow0
18.Hull City315101625Down arrow-5
19.Sunderland30291915Down arrow-1
20.Cardiff311102013Down arrow-1

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