Premier League predictions: Lawro v snooker star Mark Selby

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 Mark Selby, the reigning snooker world champion.

Selby's nickname is the 'Jester from Leicester' and he supports his local team - he is a lifelong Foxes fan.

Selby is currently defending his world title at the Crucible in Sheffield but is also keeping a close eye on Leicester's bid to stay in the top flight.

Snooker star Mark Selby predicts another win for Leicester City

"We started off the season in fantastic form but then we went on a bit of a bad run," Selby told BBC Sport. "It wasn't as if we were playing that badly, but we were having some bad luck that was costing us results.

"But now we seem to be coming good at the right time and hopefully we have not left it too late.

"Would I rather retain the World Snooker title or see Leicester stay in the Premier League? That's a tough one. I have got to know [Foxes manager] Nigel Pearson quite well over the past year so, as long as he is not listening, I think it would have to be me winning the world title."

You can see all of Mark's predictions on Football Focus at 12:15 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (in the UK).

Premier League predictions - Week 34
Southampton v Tottenham2-22-11-1
Burnley v Leicester0-12-11-2
Crystal Palace v Hull0-21-12-1
Newcastle v Swansea2-31-10-2
QPR v West Ham0-02-00-2
Stoke v Sunderland1-12-01-1
West Brom v Liverpool0-01-00-2
Man City v Aston Villa3-22-01-0
Everton v Man Utd3-01-11-3
Arsenal v Chelsea0-00-02-2

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

Last weekend, Lawro got three correct results from seven Premier League games, with one perfect score.

His score of five points saw him beat WWE wrestling star Wade 'Bad News' Barrett, who picked two results, with no perfect scores. That gave him a total of two points.

Barrett is joint bottom of the guest leaderboard but will have a chance to improve his score on Tuesday when Liverpool travel to Hull for their game which was postponed because the Reds were playing in the FA Cup.

Lawro and Barrett both correctly predicted that Arsenal would reach the FA Cup final, but they both wrongly thought Liverpool would beat Aston Villa. Those results do not count towards their weekly totals.

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 33


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


Southampton v Tottenham

Southampton 2-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mark's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Burnley v Leicester

Burnley 0-1 Leicester

Match report

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mark's prediction: 1-2

Crystal Palace v Hull

Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mark's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Newcastle v Swansea

Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mark's prediction: 0-2

Match report

QPR v West Ham

QPR 0-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mark's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Stoke v Sunderland

Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mark's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Liverpool

West Brom 0-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Mark's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Man City v Aston Villa

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mark's prediction: 1-0

Match report


Everton v Man Utd

Everton 3-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mark's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-0

Mark's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Mark Lawrenson was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
17Kieran Shudall
12Mark Ronson
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
9Kelly Smith, Phil 'The Power' Taylor, Justin Young
8Death in Paradise, Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong
7.12Lawro (average after 33 weeks)
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles, Seann Walsh
6Carl Fogarty, George Ford*, Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson
5Joe Cole, The Eggheads, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
4Kell Brook, Guy Mowbray
2Wade 'Bad News' Barrett*, John 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.Chelsea32284088Side arrow0
2.Man City33276087Up arrow+2
3.Arsenal32228274Down arrow-1
4.Man Utd33208568Down arrow-1
5.Liverpool321811365Side arrow0
6.Southampton33168956Up arrow+1
7.Everton331410952Up arrow+5
8.Tottenham331212948Down arrow-2
9.Hull321221838Up arrow+8
10.West Ham331071637Side arrow0
11.Aston Villa331051835Up arrow+4
12.Sunderland328111335Up arrow+4
13.Crystal Palace33971734Down arrow-2
14.West Brom33891633Down arrow-1
15.Newcastle337121433Down arrow-1
16.Stoke33881732Down arrow-7
17.Burnley33752126Up arrow+3
18.Leicester32742125Side arrow0
19.Swansea33652223Down arrow-11
20.QPR33632421Down arrow-1

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