World Cup 2018: Lawro predicts the opening round of group games

Lawro's World Cup predictions
2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC
Host: Russia Dates: 14 June - 15 July
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BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is predicting the outcome of all 64 games at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

He starts with the opening games in each group, which include a mouth-watering all-Iberian encounter between Portugal and Spain, holders Germany against Mexico, and England versus Tunisia. All of those games are live on BBC TV and BBC Radio 5 live.

Lawro also picks his two teams to go through from each group into the knockout stage.

He is backing Brazil to win the World Cup, and believes England will reach the quarter-finals.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Moscow.

Group A

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Thursday, 14 June
Russia v Saudi Arabia5-02-0
Friday, 15 June
Egypt v Uruguay0-10-1

Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia

Match report

Egypt 0-1 Uruguay

Match report

Lawro's Group A Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Russia110020+23
2.Uruguay110010+13
3.Egypt100101-10
4.Saudi Arabia100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Uruguay (winners) and Russia (runners-up)

GROUP B

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Friday, 15 June
Morocco v Iran0-10-0
Friday, 15 June
Portugal v Spain3-30-1

Morocco 0-1 Iran

Match report

Portugal 3-3 Spain

Match report

Lawro's Group B Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Spain110010+13
2.Iran10100001
3.Morocco10100001
4.Portugal100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Spain (winners) and Portugal (runners-up)

GROUP C

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 16 June
France v Australia2-12-0
Saturday, 16 June
Peru v Denmark0-11-2

France 2-1 Australia

Match report

Peru 0-1 Denmark

Match report

Lawro's Group C Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.France110020+23
2.Denmark110021+13
3.Peru100112-10
4.Australia100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: France (winners) and Denmark (runners-up)

GROUP D

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 16 June
Argentina v Iceland1-12-0
Saturday, 16 June
Croatia v Nigeria2-01-0

Argentina 1-1 Iceland

Match report

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria

Match report

Lawro's Group D Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Argentina110020+23
2.Croatia110010+13
3.Nigeria100101-10
4.Iceland100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Argentina (winners) and Croatia (runners-up)

GROUP E

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Sunday, 17 June
Costa Rica v Serbia0-10-0
Sunday, 17 June
Brazil v Switzerland1-12-0

Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia

Match report

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland

Match report

Lawro's Group E Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Brazil110020+23
2.Costa Rica10100001
3.Serbia10100001
4.Switzerland100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Brazil (winners) and Switzerland (runners-up)

GROUP F

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Sunday, 17 June
Germany v Mexico0-11-0
Monday, 18 June
Sweden v South Korea1-01-1

Germany 0-1 Mexico

Match report

Sweden 1-0 South Korea

Match report

Lawro's Group F Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Germany110010+13
2.South Korea10101101
3.Sweden10101101
4.Mexico100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Germany (winners) and Mexico (runners-up)

GROUP G

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Monday, 18 June
Belgium v Panama3-02-0
Monday, 18 June
Tunisia v England1-20-2

Belgium 3-0 Panama

Match report

Tunisia 1-2 England

Match report

Lawro's Group G Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Belgium110020+23
2.England110020+23
3.Tunisia100102-20
4.Panama100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Belgium (winners) and England (runners-up)

GROUP H

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Tuesday, 19 June
Colombia v Japan1-21-0
Tuesday, 19 June
Poland v Senegalx-x1-0

Colombia 1-2 Japan

Match report

Poland v Senegal

Poland 1-2 Senegal

Match report

Lawro's Group H table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Colombia110010+13
2.Poland110010+13
3.Japan100101-10
4.Senegal100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Colombia (winners) and Poland (runners-up)

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