Premier League predictions: Lawro v Justin Moorhouse

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 comedian and Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse.

Justin Moorhouse with Eric Cantona
Justin (far left) starred with Manchester United legend Eric Cantona in the 2009 film 'Looking for Eric'

Moorhouse is a lifelong Manchester United fan who once lost his little brother in a Stretford End melee and has worked with his hero Eric Cantona on the film 'Looking for Eric', but he is far from enamoured with the current brand of football under manager Louis van Gaal.

"Please someone, wake me up! It's soporific stuff at the moment," he said.

"Van Gaal is an extremely confident man, an expert coach and his 'philosophy' has proved to be a success around the world. It is just incredibly dull to watch.

"It's the most boring football I've ever seen at Old Trafford and I'd rather be on the edge of my seat than at the top of the table. I could accept this football if we were 10 points clear at the top but struggling to finish fourth and still playing the worst football of all time is just… I've just given up on him."

Unsurprisingly, Moorhouse believes Van Gaal's side will be held to yet another goalless draw at home to Norwich this weekend.

Premier League predictions - Week 17
Chelsea v Sunderland3-12-01-1
Everton v Leicester2-31-11-0
Man Utd v Norwich1-22-00-0
Southampton v Tottenham0-22-12-2
Stoke v Crystal Palace1-22-00-2
West Brom v Bournemouth1-22-11-2
Newcastle v Aston Villa1-12-05-0
Watford v Liverpool3-01-22-0
Swansea v West Ham0-02-01-1
Arsenal v Man City2-12-12-2

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, including one perfect score.

His score of 70 points saw him beat indie band Mumford & Sons, who scored 40 points with four correct results.

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 16


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated


Chelsea v Sunderland

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Everton v Leicester

Everton 2-3 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Man Utd v Norwich

Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Southampton v Tottenham

Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Stoke v Crystal Palace

Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 0-2

Match report

West Brom v Bournemouth

West Brom 1-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Newcastle v Aston Villa

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 5-0

Match report


Watford v Liverpool

Watford 3-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea v West Ham

Swansea 0-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 1-1

Match report


Arsenal v Man City

Arsenal 2-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Justin Moorhouse's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
110Sam Tomkins
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
71Lawro (average after 16 weeks)
70Osi Umenyiora
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
40Neville, Mumford & Sons
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 City16133042Up arrow+2
2.Arsenal16106036Side arrow0
3.Chelsea16105135Up arrow+13
4.Liverpool1697034Up arrow+5
5.Man Utd1685329Down arrow-1
6.Southampton1692529Up arrow+6
7.West Brom1676327Up arrow+6
8.Crystal Palace1675426Down arrow-2
9.Tottenham1667325Down arrow-4
10.Newcastle1656521Up arrow+5
11.Swansea1638517Up arrow+6
12.Norwich16511016Up arrow+6
13.Stoke1644816Down arrow-2
14.Bournemouth1643915Down arrow-5
15.Sunderland1636715Up arrow+4
16.Everton1635814Down arrow0
17.Leicester1625911Down arrow-16
18.Watford16241010Down arrow-11
19.West Ham16241010Down arrow-11
20.Aston Villa1612135Side arrow0