Premier League predictions: Lawro v NBA star Luol Deng

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 British NBA star Luol Deng.

The 30-year-old Miami Heat forward grew up in south London and is an Arsenal fan.

Luol Deng's Premier League predictions

Deng says he cannot bear to tip Tottenham to beat Chelsea and is backing the Gunners to bounce back from last week's defeat at West Brom when they play Norwich on Sunday.

"You already know what I am going to say about that game," he told BBC Sport. "The Gunners will win, and we are on our way back to the top of the table."

Premier League predictions - Week 14
Aston Villa v Watford2-31-12-1
Bournemouth v Everton3-32-11-3
Crystal Palace v Newcastle5-11-12-0
Man City v Southampton3-12-02-3
Sunderland v Stoke2-02-10-1
Leicester v Man Utd1-11-23-1
Tottenham v Chelsea0-01-11-1
West Ham v West Brom1-12-14-0
Liverpool v Swansea1-02-02-0
Norwich v Arsenal1-10-20-4

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 week, Lawro got four correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores.

His score of 40 points saw him draw with WWE wrestler Neville, who also picked four correct results and no perfect scores.

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.

Luol Deng
Deng, who joined Miami Heat from Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, is the only British player in the NBA
Total scores after week 13


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated


West Ham v Sunderland

Aston Villa v Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Deng's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Leicester v Norwich

Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Deng's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Southampton v Chelsea

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Deng's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Stoke v Aston Villa

Man City 3-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Deng's prediction: 2-3

Match report

Watford v Bournemouth

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Deng's prediction: 0-1

Match report

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Deng's prediction: 3-1

Match report


Liverpool v Man City

Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Deng's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham 1-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Deng's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Liverpool 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Deng's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Norwich 1-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Deng's prediction: 0-4

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
110Sam Tomkins
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
74Lawro (average after 13 weeks)
70Osi Umenyiora
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)

Lawro's League Table
1.Man City13103033Up arrow+2
2.Chelsea1393130Up arrow+13
3.Arsenal1376027Up arrow+1
4.Southampton1382326Up arrow+4
5.Liverpool1367025Up arrow+4
6.West Brom1366124Up arrow+6
7.Tottenham1365223Down arrow-2
8.Man Utd1364322Down arrow-6
9.Crystal Palace1363421Up arrow+1
10.Newcastle1354419Up arrow+7
11.Stoke1343615Side arrow0
12.Swansea1328314Up arrow+2
13.Everton1334613Down arrow-6
14.Norwich1341813Up arrow+2
15.Bournemouth1332811Up arrow+4
16.Sunderland1325611Up arrow+2
17.Leicester1324710Down arrow-16
18.West Ham131396Down arrow-12
19.Watford1312105Down arrow-6
20.Aston Villa1311114Side arrow0

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