Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer Amy Macdonald

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 singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald.

Macdonald has been a fan of Scottish Premiership side Rangers since she went to watch them for the first time, aged 10.

"It was Walter Smith's testimonial match at Ibrox against Liverpool in 1998," she told BBC Sport. "Rangers won 1-0 and from that moment I was pretty hooked.

"I was a bit of a tomboy at school. I loved to sit with the boys and discuss football and I was always a bit of a statto - I knew everything that was going on with every team.

"Growing up in Glasgow, it is such a massive footballing city that it is hard not to be involved in that. I don't know anybody who is not interested in football - everyone has got an opinion."

Amy Macdonald
Macdonald's fourth album, Under Stars, was released in February and she is currently touring the UK. "I don't have much time to go to Rangers games because I am constantly on the road and my diary is full until next year," she says. "But it is great being on tour because there are are a lot of us who follow football - my manager is a Huddersfield fan, some of the crew support Manchester United and my drummer supports Spurs, so there is a really diverse mix."

Macdonald, who is engaged to St Johnstone right-back Richard Foster, has experienced good and bad times as a Rangers supporter, with the club now back in the Scottish top flight after being liquidated and placed in Division Three in 2012.

"It has been a crazy few years," she explained. "When I first became a fan and started to get really into football it was the Dick Advocaat era and at that point there were so many amazing players that were signed.

"There were people like Lorenzo Amoruso, who became cult heroes at Rangers. Someone like him would be my ultimate favourite, but there were so many incredible players in the team that it was an absolute pleasure to be a fan back then.

"Obviously everything that has happened since then has proved that being a football fan is a massive roller-coaster and you have incredible highs and terrible lows, which has happened over the past few years.

"I think a lot of fans were glad when Rangers got back in the top division but I still think there is a long way to go to get the team back to where they were and back to where a lot of the fans expect them to be."

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 32
Tottenham v Watford4-02-03-1
Man City v Hull City3-13-04-0
Middlesbrough v Burnley0-00-20-1
Stoke v Liverpool1-21-11-3
West Brom v Southampton0-12-11-1
West Ham v Swansea1-02-12-1
Bournemouth v Chelsea1-30-20-3
Sunderland v Man Utd0-30-20-2
Everton v Leicester4-20-22-1
Crystal Palace v Arsenal3-01-11-3

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


All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated.


Tottenham v Watford

Tottenham 4-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Amy's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Man City v Hull

Man City 3-1 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Amy's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Amy's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Stoke v Liverpool

Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Amy's prediction: 1-3

Match report

West Brom v Southampton

West Brom 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Amy's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham v Swansea

West Ham 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Amy's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Bournemouth v Chelsea

Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Amy's prediction: 0-3

Match report


Sunderland v Man Utd

Sunderland 0-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Amy's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Everton v Leicester

Everton 4-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Amy's prediction: 2-1

Match report


Crystal Palace v Arsenal

Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Amy's prediction: Arsenal are in danger of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time in years but their win over West Ham in midweek put them back in contention - and I think they will win this one too. 1-3

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
94Lawro (average after 31 weeks*)
90Josh Franceschi, Goldie, 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 City30208268+1
4Man Utd29208168+2
9Crystal Palace309111038+7
10West Brom319101237-2
12West Ham31881532+3

How did Lawro do last time?

From the midweek Premier League games, Lawro got five correct results, including two perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 110 points.

He beat DJ, artist and drum and bass pioneer Goldie, who got six correct results but with one perfect score, for a tally of 90 points.

Total scores after week 31

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