Premier League predictions: Lawro v rock band Bring Me The Horizon

Lawro's predictions

Two of the Premier League's top four meet at Emirates Stadium on Saturday when in-form Arsenal take on unbeaten Liverpool, but who will come out on top?

"Arsenal have had a fabulous run, but I think Liverpool are a better team," BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson said.

"As good as the Gunners have been going forward, I still don't trust them at the back."

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

Bring Me The Horizon bassist Matt Kean
Bring Me The Horizon bassist Matt Kean is a Manchester City fan...

This week's guests are Matt Kean and Matt Nicholls, bassist and drummer in rock band Bring Me The Horizon.

"I am a Rotherham United supporter," says Nicholls. "I was born and raised in Rotherham and my father is a big Rotherham fan so I was born into it. I am Rotherham through and through."

Kean says: "I'm a Manchester City fan. I moved to Manchester in my early 20s and went to a game. I picked the cheapest game - which turned out to be City.

"I made friends with everyone around me and kept on going. Stuart Pearce was the manager and we lost. There were a load of songs about how rubbish everyone was and I thought: 'These are my people.'"

Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls
... while BMTH drummer Matt Nicholls supports Rotherham
Premier League predictions - week 11
Bournemouth v Man Utd1-20-23-1
Cardiff v Leicester0-10-20-2
Everton v Brighton3-12-01-1
Newcastle v Watford1-02-01-2
West Ham v Burnley4-22-01-0
Arsenal v Liverpool1-11-23-2
Wolves v Tottenham2-30-21-2
Man City v Southampton6-13-04-1
Chelsea v Crystal Palace3-12-03-0
Huddersfield v Fulhamx-x2-10-0

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 stated.


Bournemouth v Man Utd

Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Bring Me The Horizon's (BMTH) prediction: (MN) 3-1

Cardiff v Leicester

Cardiff 0-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

BMTH's prediction: Judging by the events of the last week, Leicester's players will be up for the game and all together. (MH) 0-2

Everton v Brighton

Everton 3-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

BMTH's prediction: Brighton seem to be doing well, Glenn Murray is a goal machine. It depends which Everton turns up. (MN) 1-1

Newcastle v Watford

Newcastle 1-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

BMTH's prediction: 1-2

West Ham v Burnley

West Ham 4-2 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

BMTH's prediction: 1-0

Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

BMTH's prediction: Arsenal are flying below the radar. I think they'll surprise everyone. I think they can get something from this game, but it will be close. (MK) 3-2

Wolves v Tottenham

Wolves 2-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

BMTH's prediction: I like Wolves. I think they're doing reet well. I like their manager, he's a bit fiery. I don't think Tottenham are having the best season. But Spurs need a win so I'll go for an away win. (MN) 1-2


Man City v Southampton

Man City 6-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

BMTH's prediction: It's a tough game for us. Southampton like to play it out - if we're not on point, we could slip up. But we're so strong at home that even if they get an early goal, we can still come back. (MK) 4-1

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

BMTH's prediction: 3-0


Huddersfield v Fulham

Huddersfield v Fulham (20:00 GMT)

On current form, this looks like it could be a game in the Championship next season - these two teams have managed one win from their combined 20 league games so far.

Huddersfield have not scored a goal in any of their five home games this season either, but surely that has to change against a Fulham team with the worst defensive record in the Premier League?

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I actually think Huddersfield will win, but it is Fulham who have the better chance of staying up this season.

The Cottagers have got goals in their team, but they have got to find a formation that lets them keep the back door closed too because, at the moment, that is not happening.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

BMTH's prediction: 0-0

How did Lawro do last week?

Last week, Lawro got five correct results, with no perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 50 points.

He was beaten by singer Richard Ashcroft, who also got five correct results, but with one exact score, for a total of 80 points.

Total scores after week 10
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table
=1Man City10910280
=1Man Utd1091028+7
=9Crystal Palace1042414+5
18West Ham102268-5


120Joe Thomas
90Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
86Lawro (average after 10 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Idris Elba
40Tom Grennan

Lawro's best score: 260 points (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week three v Idris Elba and week eight v Chris Stark)

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