Premier League predictions: Lawro v DJ and Man Utd fan Goldie

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 midweek Premier League fixtures is DJ, artist and drum and bass pioneer Goldie.

Goldie is a Manchester United fan who follows Jose Mourinho's side from his home in Thailand, and has seen a lot of the rest of the Premier League too.

"I never thought I would say this but, as well as United, I will sit and watch any good games I get on the TV," he told BBC Sport.

"I watch more other teams than I have ever done before because I just miss a bit of footy."

Goldie's new single 'Prism' was released at the end of March. His new album 'The Journey Man' comes out in June

Goldie feels Mourinho is the right manager to bring success back to Old Trafford but is unsure whether they will make the top four this season.

"We have been dropping points in silly games and we are relying on one of the teams above us imploding," he explained.

"Tottenham have been that team in past seasons but, looking at the top four now, I am not sure who will slip up this time.

"It is going to take time for Jose to get it right, but I think he will."

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Pogba deserves respect - Mourinho

Goldie, who used to go clubbing with Dwight Yorke when the striker was at United, is less impressed with Paul Pogba, who returned to Old Trafford for a world record £89m fee last summer, four years after leaving to join Juventus for a nominal amount.

He added: "Seriously, why did Fergie [Sir Alex Ferguson] get rid of Pogba? I think we are seeing why. He did not see anything special.

"I am sorry but for the money we spent on him, we could have reinforced the entire midfield. He has not done anything for us this season and for me he is in the same bracket as Diego and Juan Sebastian Veron - disappointing.

"It is all right saying that he has sold a lot of shirts but come on, you have got to do more than that, mate."

You can make your Premier League predictions now and compare them with those of Lawro and other fans by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

Premier League predictions - week 31
Burnley v Stoke1-01-12-1
Leicester v Sunderland2-02-03-1
Watford v West Brom2-02-00-2
Man Utd v Everton1-12-03-2
Arsenal v West Ham3-02-12-1
Hull v Middlesbrough4-22-01-2
Southampton v Crystal Palace3-11-12-1
Swansea v Tottenham1-30-11-2
Chelsea v Man City2-11-12-1
Liverpool v Bournemouth2-22-01-2

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.



Burnley v Stoke City

Burnley 1-0 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Goldie's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Leicester v Sunderland

Leicester City 2-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Goldie's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Watford v West Brom

Watford 2-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Goldie's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Man Utd v Everton

Man Utd 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Goldie's prediction: 3-2

Match report


Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Goldie's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Hull City v Middlesbrough

Hull City 4-2 Middlesbrough

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Goldie's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Goldie's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Swansea v Tottenham

Swansea City 1-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Goldie's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Chelsea v Man City

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Goldie's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Goldie's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
150Elis James
130Boris Becker, James McAvoy, Tim Vine
120Robbie Williams
110Michael van Gerwen
100Joe Clarke, Osi Umenyiora
93Lawro (average after 30 weeks*)
90Josh Franceschi, Colin Murray
80David Gower, Loyle Carner, Nicole Scherzinger
70Dave Bautista, Sam Burgess, Anthony Crolla, Athletico Mince
60Rick Astley
50Martin Kemp*, Charlie Sloth, Laura Kenny
40Ed Balls
30Michael Bisping, Blossoms, Full Time DEVILS*, American hip-hop duo Run The Jewels
20Moeen Ali, Lloyd Griffith
10Omid Djalili, CFC Fan TV*

*Does not include scores from postponed games.

Lawro's best score: 140 points (week 22 v James McAvoy)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week 28, but only five games played so far) or 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)

Lawro's League Table
3Man City29207267+1
4Man Utd28198165+1
9Crystal Palace299101037+7
10West Brom309101137-2
12West Ham30881432+2

How did Lawro do last time?

Last weekend, Lawro got six correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 matches for a total of 90 points.

He beat comedian and actor Omid Djalili, who got one correct result with no perfect scores, for a tally of 10 points that leaves him bottom of the guest leaderboard.

Total scores after week 30

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