Premier League predictions: Lawro v Countdown star Rachel Riley

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Lawro's opponent for this weekend's Premier League fixtures is Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Riley is better known for her love of Maths of the Day rather than Match of the Day - she is the numbers expert on the long-running Channel Four show.

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Predictions from Countdown's Rachel Riley

But the Oxford University mathematics graduate actually knows her football as well as her figures and was brought up as a Manchester United fan - starting with a United babygrow and teddy bear when she was born - because her dad is from Salford.

Her favourite United players are Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and she also enjoys playing too - she starred at the Soccer Six Fest in August.

Will Riley get her calculations correct with her scores for the weekend? You can see all of her predictions on Football Focus at 12:10 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroRachel
SATURDAY
Newcastle v Liverpool1-01-11-3
Arsenal v Burnley3-03-03-0
Chelsea v QPR2-13-04-0
Everton v Swansea0-02-01-1
Hull v Southampton0-12-10-1
Leicester v West Brom0-12-02-1
Stoke v West Ham2-21-02-1
SUNDAY
Man City v Man Utd1-02-03-2
Aston Villa v Tottenham1-21-10-2
MONDAY
Crystal Palace v Sunderland1-32-12-2

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 one correct result from 10 Premier League games, predicting the perfect score in Swansea's 2-0 win over Leicester.

His total score of three points was beaten by The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Karen Hauer, who got four correct results including one perfect score.

We are 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 9
Lawro70
Guests52

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Rachel's prediction: 1-3

Read match report.

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Rachel's prediction: 3-0

Read match report.

Chelsea 2-1 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Rachel's prediction: 4-0

Read match report.

Everton 0-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Rachel's prediction: 1-1

Read match report.

Hull 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Rachel's prediction: 0-1

Read match report.

Leicester 0-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Rachel's prediction: 2-1

Read match report.

Stoke 2-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Rachel's prediction: 2-1

Read match report.

SUNDAY

Man City 1-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Rachel's prediction: 3-2

Read match report.

Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Rachel's prediction: 0-2

Read match report.

MONDAY

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Rachel's prediction: 2-2

Read match report.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
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SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
10Liam Fray
7.78Lawro (average after 9 weeks)
8Roddy Doyle
7Ossie Ardiles
6Mark Wright & Karen Hauer
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann
4Kell Brook
2Neil Lennon

Lawro's best score: 17 points (week seven v Ossie Ardiles)

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week nine v Mark Wright and Karen Hauer)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Chelsea9810250
2.Man City963021+1
3.Liverpool963021+4
4.Man Utd962120+4
5.Arsenal9531180
6.Stoke944116+6
7.Southampton943215-5
8.Everton934213+1
9.Tottenham934213+2
10.Newcastle934213+4
11.Sunderland925211+7
12.Swansea931510-6
13.Crystal Palace93069+3
14.West Brom92167-1
15.Aston Villa921670
16.QPR92167+3
17.West Ham91356-13
18.Hull92076-8
19.Leicester91265-2
20.Burnley904540

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea87102381522
2Southampton96122051519
3Man City95221910917
4West Ham95131712516
5Arsenal93511511414
6Swansea94231310314
7Liverpool94231312114
8Man Utd83321512312
9Hull92521313011
10Tottenham83231011-111
11Stoke9324810-211
12West Brom92431213-110
13Aston Villa8314412-810
14Everton8233161609
15Crystal Palace92341316-39
16Leicester92341115-49
17Sunderland9153817-98
18Newcastle8143814-67
19Burnley8044413-94
20QPR8116618-124
View full Premier League table

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