Premier League predictions: Lawro v Dad's Army stars

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 the latest round of Premier League games are Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays, stars of the new Dad's Army film.

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Dad's Army duo take on Lawro

Harrison, who plays Private Pike, is a Millwall fan who told BBC Sport: "I grew up about 10 minutes away from the old Den and then they moved to the New Den which, equally, is about 10 minutes away from where I grew up.

"My whole family supported them so I was a fan from birth. But then my younger brother just decided he was a Liverpool fan - until then I did not realise I had any choice in the matter."

Mays, who plays Private Walker, supports Leyton Orient and says his stand-out memory of following the O's is from the FA Cup rather than the "ups and downs" of lower-league football.

He explained: "It was against Arsenal in the FA Cup third round in 2011. We were sitting right next to their fans and one of them clocked me from the telly, and was giving it to me all game, lots of banter shouting things along the lines of 'you're a terrible actor'.

"Then we equalised in stoppage time and it was just the most sensational goal to celebrate, but I did not care about that, I was just giving it back to him."

You can see more from Harrison and Mays on Football Focus at 12:10 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website

Premier League predictions - week 25
ResultLawroDad's Army
Man City v Leicester1-32-12-1
Aston Villa v Norwich2-00-20-0
Liverpool v Sunderland2-22-12-0
Newcastle v West Brom1-02-11-0
Stoke v Everton0-31-11-1
Swansea v Crystal Palace1-12-21-0
Tottenham v Watford1-02-03-1
Southampton v West Ham1-02-11-1
Bournemouth v Arsenal0-20-20-4
Chelsea v Man Utd1-11-10-1

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.

The midweek Premier League games saw Lawro get four correct results from 10 matches, including one perfect score.

His score of 70 points saw him beat Maccabees guitarist Felix White, who picked five correct results but with no perfect scores for a total of 50 points.

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 24


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated


Man City v Leicester

Man City 1-3 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dad's Army prediction: (Mays) This is a big game - will Leicester continue their run? I'm going to say no. 2-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Norwich

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dad's Army prediction: (Harrison) A bit of a bore-fest, I'm afraid. 0-0

Match report

Liverpool v Sunderland

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dad's Army prediction: (Mays) I was at Carrow Road for Liverpool's nine-goal thriller, which was the most amazing I have ever watched, and they looked on fire going forward. 2-0

Match report

Newcastle v West Brom

Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dad's Army prediction: 1-0

Match report

Stoke v Everton

Stoke 0-3 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dad's Army prediction: 1-1

Match report

Swansea v Crystal Palace

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-2

Dad's Army prediction: (Harrison) I'm just not a big fan of Palace. Swansea's form has picked up under Francesco Gudolin and I will use any excuse so I can predict Palace will lose. 1-0

Match report

Tottenham v Watford

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dad's Army prediction: (Mays) Tottenham are flying and if they keep this run going they can win the title. 3-1

Match report

Southampton v West Ham

Southampton 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dad's Army prediction: (both) We have to admit West Ham are doing all right but we also have to admit that we don't like them. 1-1

Match report


Bournemouth v Arsenal

Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dad's Army prediction: (Harrison) Arsenal are going to smash it. 0-4

Match report

Chelsea v Man Utd

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Dad's Army prediction: 1-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
110Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, Amir Khan
70Osi Umenyiora, Guy Mowbray
69Lawro (average after 24 weeks)
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall, Felix White
40Neville, Mumford & Sons, Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew
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 & week 23 v Ice Cube and Kevin Hart)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City24194161+1
5.West Brom24136545+9
6.Man Utd241110343-1
9.Crystal Palace24106836+3
18.West Ham24361515-12
20.Aston Villa24132060

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