Premier League predictions: Lawro resumes winter-break battle with snowboarder Katie Ormerod

Lawro's predictions

Chelsea's bid to secure a top-four place has wobbled in recent weeks but they have the chance to get back on track on Monday when they host Manchester United.

"The Blues are still favourites for fourth," said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said: "They just need to improve their focus in matches.

"They have dropped points by taking their eye off the ball a little bit when you least expect it, which has seen them let some points slip away."

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

This week he resumes his winter-break battle with British snowboarder Katie Ormerod, who was his opponent last week too when this set of fixtures started.

Ormerod is a multiple World Cup medal-winning snowboarder but her hopes of Olympic glory in slopestyle and big air events at Pyeongchang 2018 were scuppered when she broke her wrist then fractured her heel in two falls in training in the space of two days, just before the event began
Katie correctly predicted the outcome of two of the three Premier League fixtures played last weekend

Storm Ciara scuppered Manchester City's game with West Ham on Sunday, so only three Premier League games were played last weekend in the first part of the staggered break.

So far, Katie leads Lawro by 20 points to 10 but, with the remaining seven fixtures taking place over the next six days - including the rearranged City versus Hammers game - there is still all to play for.

Premier League predictions - week 26 (part two)
ResultLawroKatie
FRIDAY
Wolves v Leicester0-02-11-2
SATURDAY
Southampton v Burnley1-22-01-0
Norwich v Liverpool0-10-20-2
SUNDAY
Aston Villa v Tottenham2-30-23-2
Arsenal v Newcastle4-02-02-0
MONDAY
Chelsea v Man Utd0-22-13-4
WEDNESDAY
Man City v West Hamx-x3-04-3

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

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

FRIDAY

Wolves v Leicester

Wolves 0-0 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Katie's prediction: 1-2

Match report

SATURDAY

Southampton v Burnley

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Katie's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Norwich v Liverpool

Norwich 0-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Katie's prediction: 0-2

Match report

SUNDAY

Aston Villa v Tottenham

Aston Villa 2-3 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Katie's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Katie's prediction: 2-0

Match report

MONDAY

Chelsea v Man Utd

Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Katie's prediction: 3-4

Match report

WEDNESDAY

Man City v West Ham

Man City v West Ham (19:30 GMT)

Having this game delayed by 10 days might help Manchester City a bit - Aymeric Laporte will have a few more training sessions under his belt and could be fit enough to come into contention.

If City harbour any serious ambitions of winning the Champions League then they have to kick on and start performing the way we know they can before they face Real Madrid at the end of the month.

West Ham will also have benefited from some time training together, especially at the back.

The one thing Hammers boss David Moyes will have been working on is defensively, because they were woeful at the back last time out in their draw with Brighton.

Even so, I don't think West Ham will have enough about them to take even a point away from City. I went with 3-0 last time, and I am going to stick with that scoreline this time too.

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Katie's prediction: 4-3

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last week?

Last weekend, in the first part of the staggered winter break programme, Lawro got one correct result, with no exact scores, from three games for a total score of 10 points - so far.

With seven games still to be played, he is trailing British snowboarder Katie Ormerod, who got two correct results, with no exact scores, leaving her on 20 points as things stand.

Lawro's League Table graphic
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Man City25240172+1
2Liverpool25223069-1
3Tottenham25175356+2
4Chelsea251744550
5Leicester25125841-2
=6Arsenal25117740+4
=6Man Utd25117740+1
8Watford261051135+11
=9Burnley251041134+2
=9Everton26971034-2
=9West Ham251041134+9
12Bournemouth261021432+4
13Aston Villa25941231+4
14Wolves25931330-5
15Newcastle25821526-3
16Southampton25631621-3
17Brighton26621820-2
18Sheff Utd26541719-13
19Crystal Palace26461618-5
20Norwich252716130

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2019-20

ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
76Lawro (average after 25 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Georgia, Serge from Kasabian, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell, Steve Queralt
30Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rollins
Total scores after week 25
Lawro1,890
Guests1,700
Lawro v Guests
P25W17D2L6

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