Lawro's Premier League predictions v singer-songwriter Ten Tonnes

Lawro's predictions

Liverpool fans will be hoping for a huge favour from their old rivals Manchester United on Wednesday when they host the Reds' title rivals Manchester City.

Anything less than a victory for the defending Premier League champions will hand Liverpool the advantage in the title race.

Will City slip up? BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson says "no".

"I think Pep Guardiola's side will go to Old Trafford and win," he explained.

"Their second half against Spurs on Saturday was the worst I've seen them play all season but in many ways it was a positive performance from them because it showed they are capable of getting over the line to get the three points."

Man City will 'fight until the end' for title

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

For the midweek fixtures he is up against Ten Tonnes,external-link aka singer-songwriter Ethan Barnett.

Barnett is a Manchester United fan who is happy to have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, despite his side's recent drop-off in results.

"When Ole was playing was when I was growing up and watching United with my dad, so he has always been a hero of mine," he said.

"My cousin is a Liverpool fan and has been sending me all sorts of texts in the past week because our past few results have not been great - but Ole is still the right man to turn things around."

Ten Tonnes
Ten Tonnes releases his debut album on 3 May and his new single Lucy is out now

Barnett is a United fan because of his dad, but did not inherit his sporty genes and says he is not much of a footballer himself.

"My dad is a PE teacher who is also into his music," Barnett explained.

Top of PL table

"I never really played much myself and I am not the most sporty man. I got all of my dad's musical side, and none of the athleticism."

Premier League predictions
ResultLawroTen Tonnes
Tottenham v Brighton1-02-02-1
Watford v Southampton1-11-11-1
Wolves v Arsenal3-12-00-2
Man Utd v Man City0-20-23-0

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


All kick-offs 19:45 BST unless stated.


Man Utd v Man City

Man Utd 0-2 Man City

Race for the Premier League title
DateLiverpool fixturesDateMan City fixtures
26 AprilHuddersfield (H)28 AprilBurnley (A)
4 MayNewcastle (A)6 MayLeicester (H)
12 MayWolves (H)12 MayBrighton (A)

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ten Tonnes' prediction: I spoke to my dad about this and he said, 'you have just got to go all in and back United'. City are obviously favourites, but I am going with Ole. 3-0

Match report

Wolves v Arsenal

Wolves 3-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ten Tonnes' prediction: 0-2

Match report


Tottenham v Brighton

Tottenham 1-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ten Tonnes' prediction: 2-1

Match report

Watford v Southampton

Watford 1-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ten Tonnes' prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Lawro got three correct results including one perfect score from 10 games, for a total of 60 points.

He has lost to a super-computer - called 'RED'. who got four correct results including one perfect score, for a total of 70 points.

Total scores after week 35
Lawro v Guests
Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City34313096+1
=2Man Utd34265383+4
12West Ham351151938-1
15Crystal Palace35881932-3


160David Ginola
140The 1975's Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
110Tom Kerridge, Yatez
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
85Lawro (average after 35 weeks)
80Adebayo Akinfenwa, Richard Ashcroft, Dina Asher-Smith, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Johnny Marr*, Mark Wahlberg
70Matt Fitzpatrick, RED, Yungen
60Jamie Dornan & Paul Conroy, Idris Elba, Tom McFarland, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Theo Ellis, Drew McIntyre, Mohamed Sanu, Dolph Ziggler
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington, Taka
30Ryan Fitzpatrick, Danny Howard*, Oti Mabuse, Scott Mills

*Score will be updated when full programme of games are completed

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

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week 24 v Grime star Yizzy, week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-back Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, and week 31 against Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard)

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