Premier League predictions: Lawro v Jeremy Vine & the Eggheads

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 opponents for this weekend's Premier League fixtures are the Eggheads - host Jeremy Vine and general knowledge experts Kevin and Dave from the daily BBC Two quiz show.

Vine is a Chelsea fan who chose the Blues when he decided to support a football club in the mid 1990s because he was "ashamed" he knew nothing about the game.

He told BBC Sport: "I know people are very down on this but I looked at the travel connections from where I lived in Maida Vale at the time and thought Chelsea was convenient on the tube.

"I was hooked from my first game. Now I have two season tickets and go with my daughter, who is 10 and has been coming for the last two years.

"Her name is Martha and the most exciting thing in my life right now is that she has suddenly decided that Chelsea matters, and it matters more than almost anything."

Kevin (wearing the blue shirt in the video) is a Tottenham fan whose favourite player is Jimmy Greaves.

And Dave (check shirt) is a Manchester United supporter who says his first hero was Martin Buchan.

You can see all of their predictions on Football Focus at 11:30 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (in the UK)

You can watch Eggheads at 18:30 GMT every weekday on BBC Two.

Premier League predictions
Man City v West Brom3-02-00-0
Aston Villa v Swansea0-12-11-1
Newcastle v Arsenal1-20-21-0
Southampton v Burnley2-02-05-2
Stoke v Crystal Palace1-21-12-1
Tottenham v Leicester4-32-13-0
West Ham v Sunderland1-02-12-0
Liverpool v Man Utd1-22-01-3
Hull v Chelsea2-30-20-1
QPR v Everton1-21-21-1

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 no perfect scores.

His score of seven points was beaten by TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary, who picked six correct results, but with one perfect score. That gave O'Leary, who raised £643,336 for Comic Relief with his '24-hour non-stop day of dance' last week, a total of eight points.

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 29


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.


Man City v West Brom

Man City 3-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Eggheads' prediction: 0-0

Match report

Aston Villa v Swansea

Aston Villa 0-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Eggheads' prediction: 1-1

Match report

Newcastle v Arsenal

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Eggheads' prediction: 1-0

Match report

Southampton v Burnley

Southampton 2-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Eggheads' prediction: 5-2

Match report

Stoke v Crystal Palace

Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Eggheads' prediction: 2-1

Match report

Tottenham v Leicester

Tottenham 4-3 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Eggheads' prediction: 3-0

Match report

West Ham v Sunderland

West Ham 1-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Eggheads' prediction: 2-0

Match report


Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Eggheads' prediction: 1-3

Match report

Hull v Chelsea

Hull 2-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Eggheads' prediction: 0-1

Match report

QPR v Everton

QPR 1-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Eggheads' prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
17Kieran Shudall
12Mark Ronson
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
9Kelly Smith
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6.97Lawro (average after 29 weeks)
6Carl Fogarty, George Ford*, Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
5Joe Cole, 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 game - Leicester v Chelsea

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.Chelsea28253078Side arrow0
2.Man City29245077Side arrow0
3.Arsenal29198265Side arrow0
4.Man Utd29196463Side arrow0
5.Liverpool291611259Side arrow0
6.Southampton29137946Side arrow0
7.Everton29128944Up arrow+7
8.Tottenham291011841Down arrow-1
9.Hull291221538Up arrow+6
10.Sunderland29891233Up arrow+7
11.Stoke29871431Down arrow-3
12.West Ham29871431Down arrow-2
13.Newcastle297101231Down arrow-2
14.Crystal Palace29941631Down arrow-2
15.Aston Villa29851629Up arrow+1
16.West Brom29681526Down arrow-3
17.Burnley29651823Up arrow+1
18.QPR29632021Up arrow+1
19.Swansea29542019Down arrow-10
20.Leicester28541919Side arrow0

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