Premier League predictions: Lawro v Circa Waves' Kieran Shudall

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 the midweek Premier League fixtures is Kieran Shudall, singer and guitarist in indie-rock band Circa Waves.

Circa Waves
Kieran (second from left) has been an Everton fan since he was a "wee lad"

Shudall has been an Everton fan since he was a boy and says his favourite player was Duncan Ferguson.

"I can't quite remember why I am an Evertonian - my brother must have convinced me when I was three or four that they were the best team," Shudall told BBC Sport.

"But I always felt more attracted to them than Liverpool anyway. When I was younger I was always quite into Dunc - he was tall, fearless and really cool.

"At the moment I like Steven Naismith, because he seems to put in more effort than anyone else, and Leighton Baines too.

"Baines is into his guitar music and and he looks like a bit of a mod. He is also one of the best crossers of a ball in the Premier League - maybe he will come to see us at a gig one day and I can pat him on the back and tell him 'nice one'."

Circa Waves are set to release their debut album and start a UK tour, and Shudall admits that it is always difficult for the band to follow football as much as they would like when they are on the road.

Sam Rourke (bass) is a Liverpool fan, Colin Jones (drums) supports Tottenham and Joe Falconer (guitar) backs Aston Villa.

"Joe supports Villa, but not much really," Shudall added. "He is probably the least into it, but we all enjoy it.

"It is quite difficult obviously on tour to try to keep up with all the games, but we try our best."

Premier League predictions
Aston Villa v West Brom2-11-12-1
Hull v Sunderland1-12-11-1
Southampton v Crystal Palace1-02-02-0
Man City v Leicester2-03-03-0
Newcastle v Man Utd0-11-11-2
QPR v Arsenal1-20-21-2
Stoke v Everton2-02-10-1
Tottenham v Swansea3-22-11-0
West Ham v Chelsea0-10-20-3
Liverpool v Burnley2-02-02-0

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 three correct results from eight Premier League games, including two perfect scores.

His score of seven points saw him beat England rugby union star George Ford, who picked five correct results but with no perfect scores to earn five points.

Lawro also correctly guessed the score and result in the Capital One Cup final, but that does not count towards his weekly total or average for the season.

Any points earned for the two Premier League games which were postponed because of that tie will be added after the matches take place.

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 27


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


Aston Villa v West Brom

Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Kieran's prediction: 2-1

Read match report.

Hull v Sunderland

Hull 1-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kieran's prediction: 1-1

Read match report.

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kieran's prediction: 2-0

Read match report.


Man City v Leicester

Man City 2-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Kieran's prediction: 3-0

Read match report

Newcastle v Man Utd

Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Kieran's prediction: 1-2

Read match report

QPR v Arsenal

QPR 1-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Kieran's prediction: 1-2

Read match report

Stoke v Everton

Stoke 2-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kieran's prediction: 0-1

Read match report

Tottenham v Swansea

Tottenham 3-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kieran's prediction: 1-0

Read match report

West Ham v Chelsea

West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Kieran's prediction: 0-3

Read match report

Liverpool v Burnley

Liverpool 2-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kieran's prediction: 2-0

Read match report

Lawro and Kieran Shudall were speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
12Mark Ronson
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
9Kelly Smith
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6.81Lawro (average after 27 weeks)
6Carl Fogarty, Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
5Joe Cole, George Ford*, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
4Kell Brook, Guy Mowbray
2John Cooper Clarke, Neil Lennon, Jack O'Connell

* Does not include scores for postponed games

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

Lawro's worst score: 2 points (week 20 v Steve Wilson)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Chelsea26233072Side arrow0
2.Man City27225071Side arrow0
3.Man Utd27194461Up arrow+1
4.Arsenal27178259Down arrow-1
5.Liverpool271411253Side arrow0
6.Southampton27127843Side arrow0
7.Everton27118841Up arrow+7
8.Tottenham26810834Down arrow-1
9.Hull271111534Up arrow+6
10.Sunderland27891033Up arrow+6
11.West Ham27871231Down arrow-2
12.Newcastle27791130Down arrow-1
13.Stoke27771328Down arrow-3
14.Crystal Palace27841528Down arrow-2
15.Aston Villa27741625Up arrow+4
16.Burnley27651623Up arrow+2
17.West Brom27571522Down arrow-4
18.QPR26631721Down arrow-1
19.Swansea27541819Down arrow-11
20.Leicester26531818Side arrow0

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