Premier League predictions: Lawro v comedian Nish Kumar

Lawro's predictions

Sam Allardyce will begin his stint as Everton manager against Huddersfield on Saturday - but how will he get on at Goodison Park?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "The Toffees have conceded plenty of goals recently but, if Allardyce can stop that, then they should have enough firepower to pick up some points even before the transfer window opens in January.

"My worry for Huddersfield is that when they concede the first goal they struggle. It can blow their gameplan wide open."

Lawro is going for a 2-0 Everton win - do you agree? You can make your own predictions now, take on Lawro and other fans, create your own league and try to make it to the top of the table by playing the new-look BBC Sport Predictor game.

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Man Utd fan Kumar's Premier League predictions
Lawro week 14

Lawro scored 60 points in week 14, which meant he slipped to 2,760th place out of more than 280,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

Lawro takes on comedian Nish Kumar for this weekend's fixtures.

Kumar - who appears in the new series of 'Live at the Apollo' - is a Manchester United fan.

Nish Kumar
Kumar is on Live at the Apollo on 7 December at 22:00 GMT on BBC Two

He told BBC Sport: "I became a United fan because I grew up in the tradition Mancunian suburb of Croydon.

"My best memories of United growing up are the Treble in 1999, Eric Cantona for both his goals and his martial art skills, and Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole tearing it up in the Nou Camp.

"In terms of my footballing skills they often say the most limited players become the best managers - so I think I would be an unbelievable manager."

Premier League predictions - week 15
ResultLawroNish
SATURDAY
Chelsea v Newcastle3-12-02-1
Brighton v Liverpool1-50-20-2
Everton v Huddersfield2-02-00-3
Leicester v Burnley1-01-11-1
Stoke v Swansea2-12-01-0
Watford v Tottenham1-11-20-0
West Brom v Crystal Palace0-02-12-1
Arsenal v Man Utd1-31-10-0
SUNDAY
Bournemouth v Southamptonx-x0-22-2
Man City v West Hamx-x3-05-1

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Nish's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Brighton v Liverpool

Brighton 1-5 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Nish's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Everton v Huddersfield

Everton 2-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Nish's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Leicester v Burnley

Leicester 1-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Nish's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke v Swansea

Stoke 2-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Nish's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Watford v Tottenham

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Nish's prediction: 0-0

Match report

West Brom v Crystal Palace

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Nish's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Arsenal v Man Utd

Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Nish's prediction: 0-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Bournemouth v Southampton

Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Nish's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Man City v West Ham

Man City 2-1 West Ham (16:00 GMT)

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Nish's prediction: The phrase 'cricket score' springs to mind. 5-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last time?

From the last round of games, Lawro got four correct results, with one perfect score, from 10 matches, for a total of 70 points.

He beat Tailenders host Felix White, who got three correct results, but with no perfect scores, giving him 30 points.

Total scores after week 14
Lawro1,220
Guests1,030
Lawro v Guests
P14W8D1L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
160Chris Shiflett
130James Anderson**
120Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
100Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
87Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
70Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Will Ferrell, Non Stanford
50Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root
30Felix White

*Foster and Cram both provided predictions on week one, but only Foster's score contributes to the guest total.

**Anderson and Moeen both provided predictions on week nine, but only Anderson's score contributes to the guest total.

Lawro's best score: 150 points (week eight v Wretch 32)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, and week five v Non Stanford)

Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City141220380
2Man Utd141130360
3Tottenham14104034+4
4Liverpool1495032+1
5Arsenal1484228-1
6Chelsea1484228-3
7Southampton1472423+4
8Bournemouth1464422+7
9West Ham1447319+9
10Leicester1443715-1
11Stoke1436515+5
12Swansea1450915+7
13Burnley1434713-7
14West Brom1441913+3
15Everton1433812-2
16Crystal Palace1433812+4
17Newcastle1425711-5
18Watford141497-10
19Brighton141497-9
20Huddersfield1403113-6

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