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Lawro's predictions

Mark Lawrenson
By Mark Lawrenson
BBC Sport football expert

PREMIER LEAGUE PREDICTIONS

Guess the scores with the Premier League Predictor

(All fixtures are to be played on Saturday 15th August at 1500 BST unless stated)

SATURDAY

Chelsea 2-1 Hull

Verdict: 2-0 Chelsea


Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan

Verdict: 2-0


Blackburn 0-2 Man City

Verdict: 1-1


Bolton 0-1 Sunderland

Verdict: 1-1


Everton 1-6 Arsenal

Verdict: 2-1


Portsmouth 0-1 Fulham

Verdict: 0-2


Stoke 2-0 Burnley

Verdict: 2-0


Wolves 0-2 West Ham

Verdict: 2-1


SUNDAY

Man Utd v Birmingham (1330)

Man Utd v Birmingham

Defensively, United are rock-solid as ever and in Antonio Valencia, Sir Alex Ferguson has brought in a fantastic crosser of the ball with good Premier League experience under his belt.

More interestingly will be how many games the likes of Darron Gibson and Federico Macheda get this season.

It's probably a good fixture for Birmingham to get out of the way, there will be no expectations to perform against the champions.

A lot will depend on new striker Christian Benitez. Birmingham will need at least 10 to 15 goals from him this season.

Verdict: 2-0


Tottenham v Liverpool (1600)

Tottenham v Liverpool

Liverpool have doubts about who will start in the centre of defence, a key area which gives them strength through the side.

So Steven Gerrard's fitness becomes key and Rafael Benitez will hope his star midfielder has recovered from his groin strain which kept him out of England's friendly against the Netherlands.

You always know what you are going to get with Harry Redknapp's teams, good, flowing football and the ability to create plenty of chances.

Harry is beginning to address the defensive problems and if Tottenham play to potential, then he will be aiming for at least fifth place.

Verdict: 1-1


Mark Lawrenson was talking to BBC Sport's Pranav Soneji



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Premier League table
Sunday, 3 November 2013 17:56 UK
    P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 10 13 25
2 Chelsea 10 8 20
3 Liverpool 10 7 20
4 Tottenham 10 4 20

5 Man City 10 17 19

6 Southampton 10 7 19
7 Everton 10 4 19
8 Man Utd 10 4 17
9 Newcastle 10 -2 14
10 Hull City 10 -2 14
11 West Brom 10 0 13
12 Cardiff 10 -4 12
13 Swansea 10 0 11
14 Aston Villa 10 -3 11
15 West Ham 10 0 10
16 Fulham 10 -5 10
17 Stoke 10 -4 9

18 Norwich 10 -14 8
19 Sunderland 10 -15 4
20 Crystal Palace 10 -15 3

see also
Friday Focus - the new season
14 Aug 09 |  Football Focus
Lawro's Premier League video verdict
10 Aug 09 |  Premier League
Alan Hansen's column
14 Aug 09 |  Premier League
Arsenal gunning for glory
07 Aug 09 |  Arsenal
Premier League summer transfer photos
12 Aug 09 |  Football


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