Lawro's Premier League predictions v singer James Bay

Lawro's predictions

Champions Manchester City will be presented with the Premier League trophy after Sunday's game against Huddersfield but will the Terriers be in the top flight to play them again next season?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is not sure, saying: "Huddersfield are in a pretty perilous position and it is hard to see things improving for them against a City side that want to break records as well as win trophies.

"I thought the Terriers would be OK but they play Chelsea and Arsenal in their final two games after this one, and it is hard to see them picking up another point."

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

This week he takes on singer James Bay.

Bay is from Hitchin in Hertfordshire but supports Newcastle because of one man - Alan Shearer.

He explained: "When I was six, Alan played for Newcastle - and that was it, really.

"I grew up in a town that is sort of near teams like Arsenal and Tottenham, but not near enough for me to feel like that was my club.

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"And in the middle of the 1990s, Newcastle were up there, and Shearer had just signed for them. For that reason alone, myself and my brother as well were just like - he is the man, so Newcastle is the team."

The pair are now friends, and Bay played for Shearer's team in September 2017 in a charity match to raise money for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

They also watched the Magpies lose against Fulham at the end of last season in the former England captain's executive box at St James' Park.

"Initially we met in a social media exchange where I said 'I'm a fan' and he said 'I'm a fan too' - and I was like 'oh, thanks'.

"He just invited me to a game, which was really kind of him, and we have sort of stayed in touch. We have hung out a few times which, for the six-year-old me of the past, was amazing - that lad is losing his mind."

Premier League predictions - week 37
ResultLawroBay
FRIDAY
Brighton v Man Utd1-00-21-2
SATURDAY
Stoke v Crystal Palace1-22-00-1
Bournemouth v Swansea1-02-02-0
Leicester v West Ham0-22-13-1
Watford v Newcastle2-12-00-2
West Brom v Tottenham1-00-20-4
Everton v Southampton1-11-13-0
SUNDAY
Man City v Huddersfield0-04-04-0
Arsenal v Burnley5-02-03-1
Chelsea v Liverpool1-01-12-1

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 BST unless otherwise stated.

FRIDAY

Brighton v Man Utd

Brighton 1-0 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Bay's prediction: 1-2

Match report

SATURDAY

Stoke v Crystal Palace

Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Bay's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Bournemouth v Swansea

Bournemouth 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Bay's prediction: 2-0

Match report.

Leicester v West Ham

Leicester 0-2 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Bay's prediction: Both of these sides are capable of scoring some goals. 3-1

Match report.

Watford v Newcastle

Watford 2-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Bay's prediction: 0-2

"In many respects I am very happy with the way the season has gone - we have stayed in the Premier League.

"But there are definitely some other changes that I want to see at the club, which is what the rest of our fans are saying as well.

"Rafa Benitez has done a fantastic job with a club owner who will not give him a chance financially.

"He is the bright light, the hope, for the club at the moment but he needs more money to spend."

Match report.

West Brom v Tottenham

West Brom 1-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Bay's prediction: 0-4

Match report.

Everton v Southampton

Everton 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Bay's prediction: 3-0

Match report.

SUNDAY

Man City v Huddersfield

Man City 0-0 Huddersfield

Lawro's prediction: 4-0

Bay's prediction: 4-0

Match report

Arsenal v Burnley

Arsenal 5-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Bay's prediction: Burnley have had a great season, I have been impressed and surprised by them but, if Arsenal play it right, I reckon they will win comfortably. 3-1

Match report

Chelsea v Liverpool

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Bay's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last week?

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

He beat singer Plan B, who got four correct results, including one perfect score, for a total of 70 points.

Total scores after week 36
Lawro3,260
Guests2,670
Lawro v Guests
P36W22D3L11
Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City352861900
2Man Utd352861900
3Tottenham35277188+1
4Liverpool362214080-1
5Chelsea352285740
6Arsenal3517126630
7Leicester351571352+2
8Burnley3611121345-1
9Southampton351281544+9
10West Ham359161043+5
11Bournemouth3610101640+1
12West Brom361171840+8
13Crystal Palace36981935-2
14Everton368101834-6
15Stoke367131634+4
16Newcastle357101831-6
17Brighton354131825-3
18Swansea35552520-1
19Watford36472519-6
20Huddersfield352122118-4

GUEST LEADERBOARD

SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
160Justin Hawkins, Chris Shiflett
130James Anderson*, Joe Johnson*
120Russel Leetch*, Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
110Aron Baynes*
100Noreen Khan, Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
91Lawro (average after 36 weeks)
90Arni and Justin from The Vaccines, Pete Wentz
80John Cena, Darren Campbell
70Plan B, John Bishop** Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Jimmy from Django Django, Will Ferrell, Nish Kumar, Non Stanford, Rick Witter
50Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Russell Howard, Channing Tatum, Joe Root, Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, Dario Saric, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell,
40Craig David, Ed Lay
30Elis James, Rhys James, Felix White
20Charlie Cooper, Richard Osman, Emmanuel Sanders and Josh Norman

* Shows weeks where Lawro had more than one guest, and only the highest score contributed to the guest total.

** Shows weeks where guest total does not include all rearranged games.

Lawro's best score: 170 points (week 30 v Arni and Justin from The Vaccines)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, week five v Non Stanford, week 21 v Darren Campbell and week 23 v Saric and Baynes)

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