Premier League predictions: Lawro v Mumford & Sons

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 Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall from indie band Mumford & Sons.

Both men grew up as Manchester United fans but lead singer Marcus started watching Wimbledon when he was nine.

He told BBC Sport: "My first Wimbledon game was against United when David Beckham scored from the halfway line at Selhurst Park on the opening day of the 1996-97 season.

"I missed it because I was eating my chips and did not see it until I watched it on Match of the Day later."

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Banjoist Winston saw his first United game at the age of six and explained: "Eric Cantona is my all-time hero. I once went to get a tattoo of his face on my upper arm - I had the portrait drawn up and everything.

"It looked great but then I flexed my arm and the face screwed up and he looked exactly like Marcus. I decided I did not want him on my arm for the rest of my life."

The pair met some United players before their gigs in Manchester last week, although one of their jokes did not go down too well with Wayne Rooney.

Winston added: "Marcus said a very funny thing to Wayne, who asked him how many songs he wrote a year.

"Marcus replied 'about as many goals as you score a year'. Wazza didn't like it. He didn't laugh."

Premier League predictions - Week 16
ResultLawroMumford & Sons
Norwich v Everton1-12-10-2
Crystal Palace v Southampton1-02-12-1
Man City v Swansea2-13-03-0
Sunderland v Watford0-11-11-2
West Ham v Stoke0-01-12-0
Bournemouth v Man Utd2-11-11-1
Aston Villa v Arsenal0-20-20-3
Liverpool v West Brom2-22-02-0
Tottenham v Newcastle1-21-13-1
Leicester v Chelsea2-11-11-1

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 week, Lawro got three correct results from 10 Premier League games, with one perfect score.

His score of 60 points saw him draw with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, who also picked three correct results with one perfect score.

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 15


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated


Norwich v Everton

Norwich 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 0-2

Match report

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-1

Match report

Man City v Swansea

Man City 2-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 3-0

Match report

Sunderland v Watford

Sunderland 0-1 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-2

Match report

West Ham v Stoke

West Ham 0-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-0

Match report

Bournemouth v Man Utd

Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 1-1

Match report


Aston Villa v Arsenal

Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 0-3

Match report

Liverpool v West Brom

Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 2-0

Match report

Tottenham v Newcastle

Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: 3-1

Match report


Leicester v Chelsea

Leicester 2-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Mumford & Sons' prediction: (Winston) I would love to see Leicester wallop Chelsea because it is very enjoyable watching them lose.

(Marcus) Yes, but it is not going to happen this week. 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
110Sam Tomkins
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
71Lawro (average after 15 weeks)
70Osi Umenyiora
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, 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 City15123039Up arrow+2
2.Chelsea15104134Up arrow+12
3.Arsenal1596033Down arrow-1
4.Liverpool1587031Up arrow+4
5.Southampton1592429Up arrow+7
6.Man Utd1584328Down arrow-2
7.West Brom1576227Up arrow+6
8.Tottenham1566324Down arrow-3
9.Crystal Palace1565423Down arrow-3
10.Newcastle1555520Up arrow+8
11.Swansea1538417Up arrow+4
12.Stoke1543815Down arrow-1
13.Bournemouth1542914Up arrow+4
14.Everton1535714Down arrow-5
15.Sunderland1535714Up arrow+4
16.Norwich15411013Side arrow0
17.Leicester1524910Down arrow-16
18.Watford1523109Down arrow-8
19.West Ham1523109Down arrow-12
20.Aston Villa1512125Side arrow0