Premier League predictions: Lawro v Stereophonics star Kelly Jones

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 Stereophonicsexternal-link frontman Kelly Jones.

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones
Jones is desperate for Wales qualify for Euro 2016 and says: "We've got a great team. We've always had great players, but never at the same time"

Jones grew up in the south Wales village of Cwmaman and became a Leeds United supporter "on the basis that my elder brothers were fans".

He told BBC Sport: "I was born in 1974 so I was brought up with lots of itchy Admiral Leeds kits handed down to me from the Don Revie era, and with my brothers basking in the glory of the Revie days. I took on that role with them."

The Stereophonics are Wayne Rooney's favourite band, and the England captain has the name of their 2001 album Just Enough Education to Perform tattooed on his arm.

Wayne Rooney's Stereophonics tattoo
Wayne Rooney's Stereophonics tattoo - the band played at his wedding in 2008

Rooney let Jones use his executive box at Old Trafford when Leeds beat Manchester United in the FA Cup in 2010.

"That was probably the best Leeds game I've ever seen," Jones said.

"Wayne had been winding me up all week saying we had no chance but, fair play to him, he came up to the box afterwards and gave me the shirt he was wearing that day. It takes a big man to do that I think."

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Premier League predictions - Week 7
Tottenham v Man City4-10-21-2
Leicester v Arsenal2-50-21-0
Liverpool v Aston Villa3-22-00-1
Man Utd v Sunderland3-02-02-0
Southampton v Swansea3-12-10-1
Stoke v Bournemouth2-12-11-1
West Ham v Norwich2-21-12-0
Newcastle v Chelsea2-20-20-2
Watford v Crystal Palace0-11-21-1
West Brom v Everton2-32-02-1

Our scoring system has changed this season and a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is now worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

Last weekend, Lawro got four correct results from 10 Premier League games, including one perfect score.

His score of 70 points saw him beat England cricket star Stuart Broad, who picked three correct results with one perfect score, for a total of 60.

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 6


All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated


Tottenham v Man City

Tottenham 4-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Kelly's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v Arsenal

Leicester 2-5 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Kelly's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Liverpool 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kelly's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Man Utd v Sunderland

Man Utd 3-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kelly's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Southampton v Swansea

Southampton 3-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kelly's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Stoke v Bournemouth

Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Kelly's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham v Norwich

West Ham 2-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Kelly's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Newcastle v Chelsea

Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Kelly's prediction: 0-2

Match report


Watford v Crystal Palace

Watford 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Kelly's prediction: 1-1

Match report


West Brom v Everton

West Brom 2-3 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Kelly's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
77Lawro (average after six weeks)
60Stuart Broad
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
30Darren Campbell, Mark Webber
20Graeme Swann

Lawro's best score: 140 points (week three v Jack Whitehall & week four v Darren Campbell)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City651016Side arrow0
2.Southampton641113Up arrow+14
3.Arsenal633012Up arrow+2
4.Liverpool633012Up arrow+9
5.Chelsea632111Up arrow+10
6.Tottenham632111Up arrow+3
7.Man Utd631210Down arrow-5
8.West Brom624010Up arrow+4
9.Leicester62319Down arrow-3
10.Newcastle62228Up arrow+4
11.Bournemouth62137Up arrow+3
12.Crystal Palace62137Down arrow-4
13.Swansea61417Down arrow-6
14.Norwich62046Down arrow-3
15.Sunderland61326Up arrow+5
16.Stoke61235Up arrow+2
17.Everton61143Down arrow-11
18.West Ham61143Down arrow-15
19.Aston Villa61053Down arrow-2
20.Watford60151Down arrow-10

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