FA Cup third-round predictions - Lawro v comedian Guz Khan

Lawro's predictions

The FA Cup third round is famous for shocks and surprises - and, these days, also a job-lot of team changes of course - but what does the famous old competition have in store for us this year?

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson and his guest have taken a look at all 32 of this weekend's ties and given their verdict on who will make it into round four.

This week Lawro is up against comedian Guz Khan, star of BBC Three comedy Man Like Mobeen.

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Man Utd fan Guz Khan's FA Cup predictions

Guz is from Coventry but supports Manchester United "from the bottom of my heart" - and is keen to explain why.

He told BBC Sport: "It was the 1994-95 season and I was sat in this tiny place up north called Brierfield [in Lancashire] which is where my family are from - and they are all massive United fans.

"I was really young and I didn't even know what football was but I saw the pain and heartbreak in their eyes when Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League that season.

"I thought from that day on I want to be involved in this pain process. Luckily for me, it was all success that I saw immediately after that, but it was borne out of pain."

Guz says his favourite FA Cup moment is the solo goal Ryan Giggs scored in United's win over Arsenal in a semi-final replay on their way to winning the treble in 1999, but he has good memories of watching Coventry too.

He explained: "The iconic moment has to be the full chest hair, the rug from Ryan when he was skipping through the defence and he clapped that left peg - BOOM! - past David Seaman.

"I think what made the FA Cup so special, especially when I was a kid, was the fact that you could have a minnow team - a random team - come along and really put up a fight.

"And being from Coventry, we grew up in the days when the stadium was still at Highfield Road. They used to let us in late at the end of games for the last 10 minutes.

"We got to see the hey-day when they were in the top flight but we were still regarded as a small club.

"In the FA Cup, though, on any given day, the likes of Darren Huckerby or Peter Ndlovu could go on a rampage and put anybody out.

"It is that memory of smaller clubs being able to do big things that I think is the magic of the FA Cup."

Man Like Mobeen starts on BBC One on Sunday 14 January at 23:30 GMT or you can watch the whole series now on BBC Three on BBC iPlayer.

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

Premier League v League Two

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Coventry v Stoke532-11-1*0-4
Exeter v West Brom560-20-20-1
Newcastle v Luton563-12-02-0

Gap = how many league positions separate each team

* Away team to win at home in the replay

Premier League v League One

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Fleetwood v Leicester480-00-20-2
Bournemouth v Wigan302-22-13-0
SUNDAY
Shrewsbury v West Ham310-00-10-3
Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon603-02-06-0

Premier League v Championship

GapResultLawroGuz
FRIDAY
Man Utd v Derby202-02-04-1
SATURDAY
Bolton v Huddersfield291-21-22-0
Fulham v Southampton130-12-10-2
Norwich v Chelsea300-00-20-5
Watford v Bristol City143-02-01-1
Wolves v Swansea10-02-02-0
SUNDAY
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal284-20-31-0

Premier League v Premier League

GapResultLawroGuz
FRIDAY
Liverpool v Everton52-12-03-1
SATURDAY
Man City v Burnley64-13-05-0
MONDAY
Brighton v Crystal Palace2x-x1-1*0-1

* Away team to win at home in the replay

Championship v League Two

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Brentford v Notts County390-12-01-1*
Cardiff v Mansfield510-02-12-0
Carlisle v Sheff Wed450-00-11-0
Stevenage v Reading450-00-20-0*
Wycombe v Preston431-51-1*1-1*
SUNDAY
Newport v Leeds532-10-20-2

* Away team to win at home in the replay

Championship v League One

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Aston Villa v Peterborough271-32-00-1
Blackburn v Hull60-11-1*2-2**
QPR v MK Dons260-12-01-0

* Away team to win at home in the replay

** Home team to win away in the replay

Championship v Championship

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Birmingham v Burton Albion11-02-02-0
Ipswich v Sheff Utd50-11-1*1-1*
Middlesbrough v Sunderland162-02-01-1**
Millwall v Barnsley44-11-01-1**

* Away team to win at home in the replay

** Home team to win away in the replay

League One v League Two

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Yeovil v Bradford392-01-1*2-1

* Away team to win at home in the replay

League One v League One

GapResultLawroGuz
SATURDAY
Doncaster v Rochdale120-11-21-1

* Away team to win at home in the replay

How did Lawro do last time?

In the last round of Premier League games, Lawro got six correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 matches, for a total of 90 points.

He beat Jimmy Dixon, bassist in alt-rock band Django Django, who also got six correct results, but with no perfect scores, giving him a total of 60 points.

In the predictor game, Lawro slipped to to 2,822nd place out of more than 345,00 users.

Table showing the overall leaderboard of the BBC predictions game, and Lawro's position in it, after week 22
Total scores after week 22
Lawro1,880
Guests1,660
Lawro v Guests
P22W12D2L8
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
160Chris Shiflett
Justin Hawkins
130James Anderson**, Joe Johnson***
120Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
100Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
85Lawro (average after 22 weeks)
80John Cena, Darren Campbell
70Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Jimmy from Django Django, Will Ferrell, Nish Kumar, Non Stanford, Rick Witter
50Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root
40Craig David
30Felix White
20Richard Osman

*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.

***Witter and Johnson both provided predictions on week 17, but only Johnson'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, week five v Non Stanford and week 21 v Darren Campbell)

Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man Utd22184058+1
2Man City22183157-1
3Tottenham22175056+2
4Liverpool221660540
5Chelsea22145347-2
6Arsenal221093390
7Southampton2295832+10
8Bournemouth2276927+7
9West Ham22512527+7
10Leicester22751026-2
11West Brom22741125+8
12Stoke2259824+6
13Crystal Palace22641222+1
14Burnley22561121-7
15Everton22541319-6
16Newcastle22371216-3
17Swansea22511616+3
18Brighton22281214-6
19Watford22341513-9
20Huddersfield2216159-9

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