Premier League predictions: Lawro v snooker star Ken Doherty

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Doherty predicts Man Utd victory

His opponent for the Easter weekend's Premier League fixtures is snooker star Ken Doherty, who won the world title in 1997.

The Irishman also has a big weekend as he plays Stuart Bingham at the Crucible in the first round of the 2014 World Championship on Saturday.

Doherty, 44, has supported Manchester United ever since they beat Liverpool 2-1 in the 1977 FA Cup final and has tipped David Moyes's side to win their away game at Everton on Sunday.

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

Premier League predictions
Tottenham v Fulham3-11-12-1
Aston Villa v Southampton0-01-21-1
Cardiff v Stoke1-12-11-1
Newcastle v Swansea1-22-22-0
West Ham v Crystal Palace0-12-11-1
Chelsea v Sunderland1-22-02-0
Norwich v Liverpool2-31-10-2
Hull v Arsenal0-31-31-2
Everton v Man Utd2-00-11-1
Man City v West Brom3-13-03-0

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

Last weekend, Lawro got five correct results from eight Premier League games, with no perfect scores. His opponent, boxer and Chelsea fan George Groves, also got five correct results, but with three perfect scores.

Lawro and Groves also backed Arsenal to beat West Ham 2-0 on Tuesday, in a game which was rearranged from the weekend because the Gunners were playing in the FA Cup semi-finals. Arsenal's 3-1 win over the Hammers means they both pick up a point apiece, giving Lawro a total of six points.

Groves scored a total of 12, putting him joint top of the Guest Leaderboard with Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers. Groves could still score more, depending on the outcome of Manchester United's game with Hull, which he predicted would end in a 1-0 win for the Tigers.

The results of the other rearranged midweek games (Man City 2-2 Sunderland and Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace) did not result in any extra points for Lawro or Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas, his opponent when they were originally to be played.

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 34


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


Tottenham v Fulham

Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Doherty's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Southampton

Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Doherty's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Cardiff v Stoke

Cardiff 1-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Doherty's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Newcastle v Swansea

Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Doherty's prediction: 2-2

Match report

West Ham 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Doherty's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Chelsea v Sunderland

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Doherty's prediction: 2-0

Match report


Norwich v Liverpool

Norwich 2-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Doherty's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Hull City v Arsenal

Hull 0-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Doherty's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Everton v Man Utd

Everton 2-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Doherty's prediction: 0-1

Match report


Man City v West Brom

Man City 3-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Doherty's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
12George Groves*, Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.5Lawro (average after 34 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James, Alan Shearer
5Geraint Thomas, Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis, Eliza Doolittle
3Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kaiser Chiefs, Woody*
2Sam Bailey, Cal 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)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City33294091Up arrow+2
2.Chelsea34257282Side arrow0
3.Man Utd33237376Up arrow+4
4.Liverpool342110373Down arrow-3
5.Arsenal341812466Down arrow-1
6.Tottenham341661254Side arrow0
7.Everton341312951Down arrow-2
8.Southampton341481250Side arrow0
9.Stoke341171640Up arrow+1
10.Swansea341081638Up arrow+5
11.Norwich341071737Up arrow+6
12.Aston Villa338121336Up arrow+2
13.West Brom33991536Up arrow+3
14.Fulham34991636Down arrow-4
15.Newcastle348101634Down arrow-6
16.West Ham34971834Down arrow-4
17.Crystal Palace34971834Down arrow-6
18.Hull City336101728Down arrow-5
19.Sunderland33392118Up arrow+1
20.Cardiff341112214Down arrow-1