Premier League predictions: Lawro v Creed stars Jordan & Bellew

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 the latest round of Premier League fixtures are Creed stars Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew.

Everton fan and professional boxer Bellew plays 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan in the film, that sees Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as the former world heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa.

Balboa is trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson - played by Jordan - the son of his former rival Apollo Creed.

Creed actors try Lawro's predictions

"At one point Ricky was going to be a Liverpool fan," Bellew told BBC Sport. "I said I can't play a Liverpool fan because, if I do that, I cannot go home.

"We got Everton involved instead and I am so happy because the club have given me so much - I have been around Europe watching them and I have supported them since I was a baby - so I feel I have given something back by getting their ground and the club's badge global exposure in this film."

California-born Jordan says listening to Bellew has made him a Toffees supporter too, and explained: "I am an honorary Evertonian now. I cannot speak in a Scouse accent but I can understand it."

You can hear more from Jordan and Bellew on Football Focus at 12:10 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions - Week 22
ResultLawroJordan & Bellew
Tottenham v Sunderland4-12-02-0
Bournemouth v Norwich3-02-12-1
Chelsea v Everton3-32-10-1
Man City v Crystal Palace4-03-01-0
Newcastle v West Ham2-11-11-1
Southampton v West Brom3-02-10-1
Aston Villa v Leicester1-10-20-4
Liverpool v Man Utd0-11-11-2
Stoke v Arsenal0-00-22-3
Swansea v Watford1-01-10-1

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.

From the midweek Premier League games, Lawro got four correct results from 10 matches, with no perfect scores.

His score of 40 points saw him beat comedian and actor Elis James, who picked one correct result, and a state-of-the-art sports-forecasting super-computer called SAM (Sports Analytics Machine), that picked three correct results.

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 21


All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless otherwise stated


Tottenham v Sunderland

Tottenham 4-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jordan & Bellew: 2-0

Match report

Bournemouth v Norwich

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jordan & Bellew: 2-1

Match report

Chelsea v Everton

Chelsea 3-3 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jordan & Bellew: We are going to beat them - Guus Hiddink has not seen anything until he sees the Blue Army turn up. 0-1

Match report

Man City v Crystal Palace

Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Jordan & Bellew: 1-0

Match report

Newcastle v West Ham

Newcastle 2-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jordan & Bellew: 1-1

Match report

Southampton v West Brom

Southampton 3-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jordan & Bellew: 0-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Leicester

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jordan & Bellew: 0-4

Match report


Liverpool v Man Utd

Liverpool 0-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jordan & Bellew: 1-2

Match report

Stoke v Arsenal

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jordan & Bellew: 2-3

Match report


Swansea v Watford

Swansea 1-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jordan & Bellew: 0-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

SAM was built by Professor Ian McHale, Dr Georgi Boshnakov and Tarak Kharrat from the Centre for Sports Business at the University of Salford.

Lawro v Guests
110Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Amir Khan
73Lawro (average after 21 weeks),
70Osi Umenyiora, Guy Mowbray
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
40Neville, Mumford & Sons
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, Mark Webber, Steve Wilson
20Graeme Swann
10Elis James, Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

Lawro's best score: 160 points (week 19 v Guy Mowbray)

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

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
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