Premier League predictions: Lawro v ex-Tottenham star Ossie Ardiles

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 this weekend's Premier League fixtures is former Tottenham star Ossie Ardiles.

Ardiles was known for his cavalier approach during his time as Spurs boss in the mid-1990s, when he fielded his 'Famous Five' forward line of Jurgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Ilie Dumitrescu, Darren Anderton and Nick Barmby.

Ossie Ardiles was Spurs boss when Klinsmann moved to White Hart Lane in 1994
Ardiles was Spurs boss when Klinsmann moved to White Hart Lane in 1994

That Spurs side scored and conceded plenty of goals and Ardiles is tipping Manchester United - who currently have a similar ethos - to have the sort of high-scoring encounter with Everton on Sunday that used to be his trademark.

Ardiles also backs Spurs to see off Southampton, and thinks Chelsea - who are his tip for the Premier League title - will win their west-versus-north London derby against Arsenal.

You can see all of Ossie's predictions on Football Focus at 12:10 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions
Hull v Crystal Palace2-02-02-1
Leicester v Burnley2-22-03-1
Liverpool v West Brom2-12-03-1
Sunderland v Stoke3-12-12-2
Swansea v Newcastle2-21-12-0
Aston Villa v Man City0-20-21-2
Man Utd v Everton2-12-03-2
Chelsea v Arsenal2-02-03-1
Tottenham v Southampton1-02-02-0
West Ham v QPR2-02-03-1

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

Last weekend, Lawro got seven correct results from 10 Premier League games, with one perfect score. His total of nine points was his best so far this season and saw him beat Peaky Blinders actor Joe Cole, who got five correct results with no perfect scores, for a tally of five.

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).

Total scores after week 6



Hull v Crystal Palace

Hull 2-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 2-1

Leicester v Burnley

Leicester 2-2 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 3-1

Liverpool v West Brom

Liverpool 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 3-1

Sunderland v Stoke

Sunderland 3-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Ossie's prediction: 2-2

Swansea v Newcastle

Swansea 2-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ossie's prediction: 2-0

Aston Villa v Man City

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ossie's prediction: 1-2


Manchester United v Everton

Man Utd 2-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 3-2

Chelsea v Arsenal

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 3-1

Read the match report.

Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 2-0

West Ham v QPR

West Ham 2-0 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ossie's prediction: 3-1

Read the match report.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
10Liam Fray
7Lawro (average after 6 weeks)
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann
4Kell Brook
2Neil Lennon

Lawro's best score: 9 points (week six v Joe Cole)

Lawro's worst score: 5 points (week three v Sarah Harding and Leon Fagbemi)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Chelsea651016Side arrow0
2.Arsenal642014Up arrow+2
3.Man Utd642014Up arrow+4
4.Southampton641113Down arrow-2
5.Man City633012Down arrow-2
6.Stoke633112Up arrow+5
7.Liverpool633012Up arrow+7
8.Tottenham62319Side arrow0
9.Crystal Palace63039Side arrow0
10.Everton62319Up arrow+5
11.Newcastle62228Up arrow+8
12.QPR62137Up arrow+6
13.Swansea62046Down arrow-8
14.Sunderland61326Up arrow+3
15.Aston Villa61144Down arrow-9
16.West Brom61144Down arrow-6
17.Hull61053Down arrow-1
18.Leicester60242Down arrow-6
19.West Ham60242Down arrow-6
20.Burnley60242Side arrow0

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