Premier League predictions: Lawro v Football Manager, the game

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson was up against an unusual opponent in his weekly predictions.

Instead of a human, Lawro's opponent for the weekend's Premier League fixtures was a computer game: Football Manager 2015, the latest edition of the long-running management simulation series.

The game has a database of 605,000 players and staff, collated by 1,300 scouts around the world in 51 countries.

Miles Jacobson, the studio director of the company behind Football Manager also joined in with his predictions.

See how they all got on...

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroFootball ManagerMiles
SATURDAY
Liverpool v Chelsea1-21-10-30-2
Burnley v Hull1-01-01-32-1
Man Utd v Crystal Palace1-02-02-14-0
Southampton v Leicester2-02-13-02-1
West Ham v Aston Villa0-02-01-02-0
QPR v Man City2-20-20-22-3
SUNDAY
Sunderland v Everton1-11-11-11-1
Tottenham v Stoke1-22-02-12-1
West Brom v Newcastle0-21-12-11-1
Swansea v Arsenal2-10-22-31-2

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 three correct results from 10 Premier League games, including one perfect score.

His total score of five points was beaten by Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley, who got six correct results including two perfect scores. Her total of 10 puts her joint top of the guest leaderboard with Courteeners star Liam Fray.

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 10
Lawro75
Guests62

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

SATURDAY

Liverpool v Chelsea

Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Football Manager's prediction: 0-3

Miles's prediction: 0-2

Read the match report

Burnley v Hull

Burnley 1-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Football Manager's prediction: 1-3

Miles's prediction: 2-1

Read the match report

Man Utd v Crystal Palace

Man Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Football Manager's prediction: 2-1

Miles's prediction: 4-0

Read the match report

Southampton v Leicester

Southampton 2-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Football Manager's prediction: 3-0

Miles's prediction: 2-1

Read the match report

West Ham v Aston Villa

West Ham 0-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Football Manager's prediction: 1-0

Miles's prediction: 2-0

Read the match report

QPR v Man City

QPR 2-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Football Manager's prediction: 0-2

Miles's prediction: 2-3

Read the match report

SUNDAY

Sunderland v Everton

Sunderland 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Football Manager's prediction: 1-1

Miles's prediction: 1-1

Read the match report

Tottenham v Stoke

Tottenham 1-2 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Football Manager's prediction: 2-1

Miles's prediction: 2-1

Read the match report

West Brom v Newcastle

West Brom 0-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Football Manager's prediction: 2-1

Miles's prediction: 1-1

Read the match report

Swansea v Arsenal

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Football Manager's prediction: 2-3

Miles's prediction: 1-2

Read the match report

Lawro v Guests
P10W5D2L3
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Roddy Doyle
7.5Lawro (average after 10 weeks)
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.Chelsea1091028Side arrow0
2.Man City1073024Up arrow+1
3.Liverpool1064022Up arrow+4
4.Arsenal1063121Side arrow0
5.Man Utd1062220Up arrow+5
6.Stoke1054119Up arrow+7
7.Everton1044216Up arrow+2
8.Southampton1043315Down arrow-6
9.Tottenham1035214Down arrow-1
10.Newcastle1035214Up arrow+2
11.Crystal Palace1040612Up arrow+6
12.Sunderland1025311Up arrow+3
13.Swansea1031610Down arrow-7
14.Hull103079Side arrow0
15.Aston Villa102268Up arrow+1
16.Leicester102268Up arrow+2
17.West Brom102177Down arrow-6
18.QPR102177Up arrow+1
19.West Ham101366Down arrow-14
20.Burnley100464Side arrow0

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