Premier League predictions: Lawro v rugby league star Sam Tomkins

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 rugby league star Sam Tomkins.

The Wigan Warriors full-back has a knee injury that has ruled him out of the England team to play New Zealand on Saturday, and he will miss the rest of their three-match Test series in November.

Sam Tomkins' Football Focus predictions

But Tomkins, a Manchester United fan whose favourite player of all time is Ryan Giggs, was fit enough to take on Lawro,

Giggs "could have been a rugby league winger" according to Tomkins but it is another United player who he thinks is best suited to his sport.

"Wayne Rooney, definitely," Tomkins told BBC Sport. "I reckon he could have been like a niggly little half-back."

You can hear some of Sam's tales of following United on Football Focus at 12:10 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

And you can watch England play their first Test against New Zealand in Hull at 16:45 GMT on Saturday, live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions - Week 11
Chelsea v Liverpool1-31-11-3
Crystal Palace v Man Utd0-01-10-2
Man City v Norwich2-13-03-0
Newcastle v Stoke0-02-10-0
Swansea v Arsenal0-31-11-2
Watford v West Ham2-02-00-2
West Brom v Leicester2-32-01-1
Everton v Sunderland6-22-10-2
Southampton v Bournemouth2-02-01-2
Tottenham v Aston Villa3-12-03-0

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, with no perfect scores.

His score of 40 points saw him beat singer Paul Heaton, who picked one correct result with no perfect scores, to go joint-bottom of the guest leaderboard with 10 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).

Make your own predictions now, compare them to Lawro and other fans and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

Total scores after week 10


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated


Chelsea v Liverpool

Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sam's prediction: There has been a real feel-good factor at Liverpool since Klopp came in and I think he will get his first league win. 1-3

Match report

Crystal Palace v Man Utd

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sam's prediction: United are coming off the back of the derby, which was not a great game, but I think they will go well on Saturday. 0-2

Match report

Man City v Norwich

Man City 2-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Sam's prediction: City have still got a few men out but they should be too good for Norwich. 3-0

Match report

Newcastle v Stoke

Newcastle 0-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: I don't think it will be a classic. 0-0

Match report

Swansea v Arsenal

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Sam's prediction: Arsenal are real title contenders this season. 1-2

Match report

Watford v West Ham

Watford 2-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: The bubble still hasn't burst for West Ham. 0-2

Match report

West Brom v Leicester

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: 1-1

Match report


Everton v Sunderland

Everton 6-2 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Sam's prediction: Sunderland will be buoyed by their derby win. 0-2

Match report

Southampton v Bournemouth

Southampton 2-0 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: Bournemouth to bounce back from a couple of heavy defeats. 1-2

Match report


Tottenham v Aston Villa

Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Sam's prediction: Villa's poor form will continue. 3-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
90Amir Khan
70Osi Umenyiora
67Lawro (average after 10 weeks)
60Stuart Broad
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
30Darren Campbell, Mark Webber
20Graeme Swann
10Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

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 City1082026Side arrow0
2.Arsenal1073024Side arrow0
3.Chelsea1072123Up arrow+12
4.Liverpool1055020Up arrow+5
5.West Brom1055020Up arrow+5
6.Southampton1061319Up arrow+2
7.Crystal Palace1052317Side arrow0
8.Tottenham1044216Down arrow-2
9.Man Utd1043315Down arrow-5
10.Stoke1043315Up arrow+4
11.Newcastle1033412Up arrow+8
12.Bournemouth1031610Up arrow+5
13.Norwich1031610Up arrow+3
14.Sunderland1024410Up arrow+4
15.Swansea1017210Down arrow-3
16.Leicester102359Down arrow-11
17.Everton101366Down arrow-6
18.West Ham101275Down arrow-15
19.Aston Villa101184Up arrow+1
20.Watford100191Down arrow-7

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