Premier League predictions: Lawro v 'The Gentlemen' stars Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey

Lawro's predictions

Tottenham are the latest team to try to end Liverpool's long Premier League unbeaten run when they host the Reds on Saturday evening.

But with Moussa Sissoko joining Harry Kane on the sidelines, will Spurs' injury problems scupper manager Jose Mourinho's plans?

"Spurs have given Liverpool problems and even dominated them in recent meetings, without taking anything from the game," BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said. "But they are not the same team without Harry."

Snapshot showing top of Premier League table - 1st Liverpool, 2nd Leicester, 3rd Man City, 4th Chelsea, 5th Man Utd & 6th Tottenham

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

This week he is up against Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey, stars of Guy Ritchie's new gangster film 'The Gentlemen'.

The film includes some scenes shot at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, although Fulham fan Grant thinks another London ground should have been used instead.

"It should obviously have been at the Cottage," Grant told BBC Sport. "But I don't think it was actually filmed at the Emirates. I think we faked it - movie magic."

Hugh Grant and Fabio Capello
Grant sat next to then England manager Fabio Capello when Fulham played Manchester United in 2010. His best moment as a Fulham fan came when they beat Juventus 4-1 in the Europa League in 2010. "I still relive that moment when I can't sleep," he said.

Grant used to be a regular at Craven Cottage but admits he does not follow Fulham's fortunes now as closely as he used to.

"I'm a foul-weather supporter," he explained. "When they are really bad, I go. When they are in the Premier League, I don't go.

"Right now I am sort of sniffing about. If they go down a bit more then I will start going again."

Back in the United States, McConaughey is part-owner of Texan side Austin FC, who will join Major League Soccer in 2021.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
McConaughey, pictured here with his wife Camila Alves, is a part-owner of Austin FC. His favourite Premier League team is Liverpool because "that is where the McConaughey clan rested on their way through"

He went to see Chelsea play Lille in the Champions League while he was in London in December and says he makes regular scouting trips while he is on his travels.

McConaughey said: "Since starting with the club, anywhere in the world I can see a match I go to see how the stadium and team is run, and talk to people to pick up some tips."

Premier League predictions - week 22
ResultLawroHughMatthew
FRIDAY
Sheff Utd v West Ham1-01-14-03-1
SATURDAY
Crystal Palace v Arsenal1-10-23-11-2
Chelsea v Burnley3-02-01-323-2
Everton v Brighton1-02-02-01-1
Leicester v Southampton1-22-12-22-0
Man Utd v Norwich4-02-00-80-8
Wolves v Newcastle1-12-02-02-1
Tottenham v Liverpool0-11-20-01-4
SUNDAY
Bournemouth v Watford0-32-12-22-1
Aston Villa v Man City1-60-30-61-4

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 GMT unless stated.

FRIDAY

Sheff Utd v West Ham

Sheff Utd 1-1 West Ham

Match report

SATURDAY

Crystal Palace v Arsenal

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Hugh's prediction: 3-1

Matthew's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Chelsea v Burnley

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Hugh's prediction: 1-32

Matthew's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Everton v Brighton

Everton 1-0 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Hugh's prediction: 2-0

Matthew's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Leicester v Southampton

Leicester 1-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Hugh's prediction: 2-2

Matthew's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd v Norwich

Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Hugh's prediction: 0-8

Matthew's prediction: 0-8

Match report

Wolves v Newcastle

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Hugh's prediction: 2-0

Matthew's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Tottenham v Liverpool

Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Hugh's prediction: 0-0

Matthew's prediction: 1-4

Match report

SUNDAY

Bournemouth v Watford

Bournemouth 0-3 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Hugh's prediction: 2-2

Matthew's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Man City

Aston Villa 1-6 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-3

Hugh's prediction: 0-6

Matthew's prediction: 1-4

Match report

How did Lawro do last week?

In the FA Cup third round, Lawro got 20 correct results out of the 32 ties, including six exact scores.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City21200160+2
2Liverpool20182056-1
3Tottenham21164152+3
4Chelsea211443460
5Arsenal21107437+5
6Man Utd21106536-1
7Leicester2195732-5
8Watford2193930+11
=9Burnley21831027+6
=9West Ham2083927+7
11Aston Villa217410250
12Everton2166924-1
=13Bournemouth21721223+5
=13Newcastle217212230
=13Wolves21721223-6
16Southampton21531318-4
17Brighton21521417-3
=18Crystal Palace21351314-9
=18Sheff Utd21421514-10
20Norwich211713100

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
77Lawro (average after 21 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Serge from Kasabian, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell
30Seth Rollins
Total scores after week 21
Lawro1,610
Guests1,480
Lawro v Guests
P21W13D2L6

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