Premier League predictions: Lawro v England captain Steph Houghton

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 England women's captain Steph Houghton.

Steph Houghton
Houghton shows off the silverware after helping Manchester City Women win the Continental Cup

Houghton is a centre-back for Manchester City Women and bases her game on Vincent Kompany, her counterpart in City's men's team.

"When I was growing up, my favourite players were David Beckham and Steven Gerrard because of their technique when they passed the ball," she told BBC Sport.

"I loved the way they played the game and seemed to see a different picture to other players.

"Now I really enjoy watching Kompany because that is the position I play in. We try to play the same way as the men and I think it is important to try to model yourself on someone - Kompany is definitely the centre-half I want to play like."

Just like the club's men's team, City Women have started collecting silverware, with Houghton helping them beat her former club Arsenal to win the Continental Cup in October and clinch their first major trophy.

"I go and watch pretty much every City home game. It's the same at every club I've been at," Houghton added. "We are both winning trophies at the moment, which is great for the club."

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroSteph
TUESDAY
Burnley v Newcastle1-12-11-1
Leicester v Liverpool1-31-21-2
Man Utd v Stoke2-12-02-0
Swansea v QPR2-02-01-0
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa0-11-20-0
West Brom v West Ham1-21-11-2
WEDNESDAY
Arsenal v Southampton1-02-03-2
Chelsea v Tottenham3-02-02-0
Everton v Hull1-12-02-0
Sunderland v Man City1-40-21-1

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

Last week, Lawro got six correct results from 10 Premier League games, with one perfect score.

His score of eight points meant he drew with German comedian Henning Wehn, who picked four correct results, but with two perfect scores to also give him a total of eight.

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 13
Lawro95
Guests81

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless otherwise stated.

TUESDAY

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steph's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Steph's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Man Utd 2-1 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steph's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea 2-0 QPR

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steph's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Steph's prediction: 0-0

Match report

West Brom 1-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steph's prediction: 1-2

Match report

WEDNESDAY

Arsenal 1-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steph's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steph's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Everton 1-1 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steph's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Sunderland 1-4 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steph's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
P13W6D3L4
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Roddy Doyle, Henning Wehn
7.30Lawro (average after 13 weeks)
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles
6Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
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.Chelsea131120350
2.Man City131030330
3.Arsenal1393130+3
4.Liverpool1376027+7
5.Man Utd1382326-1
6.Stoke1364322+6
7.Everton1356221+3
8.Newcastle1347219+1
9.Southampton1353518-6
10.Tottenham1346318-3
11.Sunderland1336415+2
12.Crystal Palace1342714+2
13.Hull1340912+4
14.Swansea1332811-6
15.Aston Villa1332811+1
16.West Ham1324710-11
17.QPR1331910+1
18.Burnley1324710+1
19.West Brom132298-4
20.Leicester1322980

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