Premier League predictions: Lawro vs 'The Irishman' star Stephen Graham

Lawro's predictions

Premier League leaders Liverpool meet defending champions Manchester City on Sunday but who will triumph in their top-of-the-table meeting?

"I remember when Liverpool beat City 4-3 to end their unbeaten record a couple of seasons ago, they went after them from the start," BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said.

"I think Liverpool will try to do the same here, especially because it is against Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's side will just press the living daylights out of them, and I am not sure City will be able to hold out."

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

This week he is up against 'The Irishman' star Stephen Graham, who is a fan of Liverpool... and Lawro.

"I support Liverpool because it is in my DNA," the Merseyside-born actor told BBC Sport.

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Liverpool to beat Man City & go nine points clear? Actor Stephen Graham's predictions

"My earliest memory is my Ma took me when we had won the European Cup. I was maybe only about five or something like that, and we had made a massive cardboard cut-out of the trophy.

"I went, and I got lost - I went missing. It was in the Liverpool Echo and on Granada Reports - my mum lost me in the crowd and the police ended up getting me back together with her.

"Thankfully it ended well but yeah that is my first memory - and there is a picture somewhere of me in the Echo - a little kid with a little cap on.

"I don't get to many games these days but I saw Mark play a few times for Liverpool. He was absolutely brilliant - like a gazelle.

"He was one of the classic heroes, Lawro, he really was. A legend. He just glided along and him and Alan Hansen's centre-half combination was fantastic."

'The Irishman' actor Stephen Graham
Reds fan Graham hit the red carpet for the premiere of 'The Irishman'
Premier League predictions - week 12
Norwich v Watford0-21-12-0
Chelsea v Crystal Palace2-02-02-1
Burnley v West Ham3-02-00-0
Newcastle v Bournemouth2-10-22-1
Southampton v Everton1-21-10-1
Tottenham v Sheff Utd1-12-01-2
Leicester v Arsenal2-02-13-1
Man Utd v Brighton3-12-01-0
Wolves v Aston Villa2-12-00-1
Liverpool v Man City3-12-02-1

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


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless stated.


Norwich v Watford

Norwich 0-2 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Stephen's prediction: 2-0

Match report


Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Burnley v West Ham

Burnley 3-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Stephen's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Southampton v Everton

Southampton 1-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Stephen's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Tottenham v Sheff Utd

Tottenham 1-1 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v Arsenal

Leicester 2-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Stephen's prediction: 3-1

Match report


Man Utd v Brighton

Man Utd 3-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Wolves v Aston Villa

Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Liverpool v Man City

Liverpool 3-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Stephen's prediction: This is the fixture I looked out for straight away at the start of the season. Hopefully it is a brilliant game. We are at home so I have got to back us to beat City. 2-1

Will Liverpool win the Premier League? I think it will be extremely close again. We have started off brilliantly, but there is a long way to go.

What do you think of Jurgen Klopp? He is absolutely wonderful. He is a genius. He is like Willy Wonka isn't he? He is just lovely.

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last week?

Last weekend, Lawro got four correct results, including one exact score, out of 10 matches for a total of 70 points.

He beat DMA'S frontman Tommy O'Dell, who also got four correct results but with no exact scores, for a total of 40 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City11110033+1
7Man Utd1145217+3
8West Ham1151516+5
=9Aston Villa1143415+7
16Crystal Palace112369-7
=18Sheff Utd112187-12


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Geraint Thomas
88Lawro (average after 11 weeks)
70Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell
Total scores after week 11
Lawro v Guests

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