Premier League predictions: Lawro v Police Academy actor Steve Guttenberg

Lawro's predictions

Two 1980s icons go head to head this week as Police Academy and Three Men and a Baby star Steve Guttenberg takes on Mark Lawrenson at predictions.

Guttenberg, whose new film Original Gangster came out this week, admits he is not much of a football expert - the last time he went to a game, Lawro was still playing.

"It was around 1987, when I was in the UK and Ireland filming High Spirits," Guttenberg told BBC Sport. "My co-star Peter O'Toole was a big rugby fan and loved the Irish teams but he took me to a bunch of soccer games too.

"I'm more of a baseball fan really but I did play soccer in High School. I was third-string goalkeeper - I don't think I was that good, but I had a great time."

Steve Guttenberg
Guttenberg sports an amazing wig in his new film Original Gangster - "I was channelling Gary Oldman in True Romance there."

Guttenberg has not played any football for a while, but he does have some experience of life in a dug-out.

He played a Texas sheriff turned football coach in 1995 Disney film The Big Green, which saw a female teacher on an exchange from England turn around the fortunes of an underachieving school team, with his assistance.

"That was a GREAT soccer movie," Guttenberg added. "I'd be quite tempted to do some coaching in real life too - I'm hoping to be hired by Manchester United. You never know."

Police Academy
Guttenberg (left) shot to fame in Police Academy, and played Carey Mahoney in the first four films of the famous franchise. He has promised to take Lawro out for a pint the next time he is in the UK

Guttenberg says he does not support any particular Premier League side but for various reasons, he is hoping Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace win this weekend.

"I love Liverpool as a city and I've been there many times," he explained.

"Not only that, I have a bit of history there - my grandfather escaped the Russian pogroms on horseback after the Bolshevik Revolution and made it all the way to Liverpool.

"He lived there for five or six years before he got on a boat to come over to the United States."

In contrast, his affinity for Palace is not something that has been passed down the generations - instead it is down to his stint in panto in Bromley in 2008, when he took the role of Baron Hardup in Cinderella, on the advice of the Fonz - his friend Henry Winkler, who was playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan in Wimbledon.

"I didn't get to watch Crystal Palace play," Guttenberg added. "But I was staying near Buckingham Palace, so I got to see that a lot."

Premier League predictions - week 31
Fulham v Wolves0-10-12-3
Man City v Leeds1-23-03-1
Liverpool v Aston Villa2-12-02-0
Crystal Palace v Chelsea1-40-21-0
Burnley v Newcastle1-21-10-2
West Ham v Leicester3-21-21-2
Tottenham v Man Utd1-32-12-1
Sheff Utd v Arsenal0-30-21-0
West Brom v Southampton3-00-20-1
Brighton v Everton0-01-10-2

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



Fulham v Wolves

Fulham 0-1 Wolves

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Steve's prediction: I'm going for the Wolves. I love Wolves. 2-3

Match report


Man City v Leeds

Man City 1-2 Leeds

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Steve's prediction: I'm giving Leeds a goal, but that's all they are getting. 3-1

Match report

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Steve's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve's prediction: 1-0

Match report


Burnley v Newcastle

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steve's prediction: I've never had a night out in Burnley, but I had a great time when I went to Newcastle so, on that basis, I'm going with them to win. 0-2

Match report

West Ham v Leicester

West Ham 3-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Steve's prediction: I love the story of how Leicester won the league as huge underdogs in 2016. The fact their nickname is the Foxes seals the deal. 1-2

Match report

Tottenham v Man Utd

Tottenham 1-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Steve's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Sheff Utd v Arsenal

Sheff Utd 0-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve's prediction: 1-0

Match report


West Brom v Southampton

West Brom 3-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Steve's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Brighton v Everton

Brighton 0-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Steve's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Lawro and Steve were speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Last weekend, Lawro got five correct results from 10 matches, including two exact scores, for a total of 110 points.

He beat singer-songwriter David Gray, who also got five correct results, but with no exact scores, giving him a total of 50 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic
1Man City312740850
2Man Utd302343730
=11West Ham301061436-7
=14Aston Villa29781429-5
16Crystal Palace30671725-4
18Sheff Utd30561921+2
20West Brom3004264-1


110Sister Bliss, Amy Macdonald, Dot Major, Steve White
90Adam Devonshire, Becky Hill, Passenger, Chris Shiflett
81Lawro (average after 30 weeks)
80Celeste, Dan Flint, Frank Harper Peter Hooton, Raye
70Sam Carter, Lou Cotterill
60Majestic, Caroline Weir
50David Gray, Declan McKenna, Billy Monger, Paul Smith, Alex Sprogis, DJ Target
40Gavin 'Mo' Edgeley, Ben Howard
30Rick Astley, Lewis Evans, Gethin Jones, Fraser T. Smith
20Charlie Forbes, Dougie Payne
Total scores after week 30
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