Premier League predictions: Lawro v Biffy Clyro singer Simon Neil

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's Premier League fixtures is Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil.

Neil told BBC Sport: "I liked to think I was quite a good footballer with a cultured left foot when I was younger but, when I started playing with some properly talented kids, I realised I wasn't as close to Diego Maradona as I had thought.

"My one party trick is that I can do keepy-uppies and sing and play any song on a guitar at the same time."

Biffy Clyro's Premier League predictions

A lifelong Rangers fan, Neil paired the Glasgow club with city rivals Celtic when he and bandmate James Johnstone made the draw for the Scottish Cup fifth round in the 2010-11 season.

"The first game I went to see was Rangers v Motherwell when I was five," he added. "I remember it vividly because I wrote a big story about it at school. My dad took me to games until I was about 15 so Rangers were a big part of my childhood.

"I am still into football as much now, but the last couple of years as a Rangers fan have not been quite so enjoyable, that's for sure!"

Biffy Clyro will headline this summer's T In The Park and Isle of Wight Festivals, and have a new album out later this year.

Premier League predictions
West Ham v Tottenham2-01-11-2
Aston Villa v Hull3-12-02-0
Man Utd v Sunderland0-12-03-1
Newcastle v Cardiff3-02-13-0
Stoke v Fulham4-12-11-1
Swansea v Southampton0-11-12-2
Everton v Man City2-30-20-1
Arsenal v West Brom1-03-04-0
Chelsea v Norwich0-02-02-0
Crystal Palace v Liverpool3-31-11-4

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

Last weekend, Lawro got seven correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores. His tally of seven points saw him beaten by 'Bad Neighbours' actor Zac Efron, who got five correct results, including three perfect scores, for a total of 11 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 36



West Ham v Tottenham

West Ham 2-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Hull

Aston Villa 3-1 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Manchester United v Sunderland

Man Utd 0-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Newcastle v Cardiff

Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Simon's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Stoke v Fulham

Stoke 4-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Simon's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Swansea v Southampton

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Everton v Manchester City

Everton 2-3 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Simon's prediction: 0-1

Match report


Arsenal v West Brom

Arsenal 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Simon's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Chelsea v Norwich

Chelsea 0-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report


Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Simon's prediction: 1-4

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
12George Groves*, Nicky Wire
11Zac Efron, Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.5Lawro (average after 36 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, Ken Doherty, 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 City35305095Up arrow+2
2.Chelsea36267385Side arrow0
3.Man Utd35248380Up arrow+4
4.Liverpool362310379Down arrow-3
5.Arsenal362012472Down arrow-1
6.Tottenham361861260Side arrow0
7.Southampton361591254Up arrow+1
8.Everton3613131052Down arrow-3
9.Swansea361191642Up arrow+3
10.Stoke361181741Side arrow0
11.West Brom351091639Up arrow+5
12.Fulham361091739Up arrow+7
13.Norwich361071937Up arrow+5
14.Aston Villa358131437Up arrow+2
15.Crystal Palace36991836Down arrow-4
16.Newcastle368111735Down arrow-7
17.West Ham36981935Down arrow-3
18.Hull City356101928Down arrow-5
19.Sunderland35492221Down arrow-2
20.Cardiff361122315Side arrow0

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