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Lawro's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

This season, BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson will pit his wits against a new guest each week.

Actor and comedian Alan Davies got to the bottom of plenty of mysteries when he starred as TV detective/magician's assistant Jonathan Creek and this week he uses his powers of deduction to predict the results of the first round of Premier League matches in 2011.

The QI panellist, an avid Arsenal fan and season-ticket holder, made his predictions live in a Football Focus New Year's Day Special on BBC One.

Davies also gave his thoughts on the Gunners' season so far, suggesting their title hopes could be undermined by an apparent defensive vulnerability.

"Things are going well until we concede a free-kick in our own half, they lump it towards our goal and we can't seem to head it away," he said. "It's a bit of an issue with conceding, a soft centre.

"Individually talented but collectively they don't have the same cohesion that the old back four used to have. Everyone knew where everyone else was, everyone trusted everybody else, everyone communicated very, very well.

"At the moment there's a feeling that a couple of of the new signings aren't gelling."

This week's predictions Score Lawro Alan Davies
Birmingham v Arsenal 0-3 1-1 1-2
Chelsea v Aston Villa 3-3 2-0 2-0
Liverpool v Bolton 2-1 2-1 1-1
Man City v Blackpool 1-0 2-0 3-1
Stoke v Everton 2-0 1-1 1-1
Sunderland v Blackburn 3-0 2-1 1-1
Tottenham v Fulham 1-0 2-0 0-6
West Brom v Man Utd 1-2 0-2 2-1
West Ham v Wolves 2-0 1-1 2-1
Wigan v Newcastle 0-1 2-2 2-2

A correct result is worth ONE point, a correct score earns THREE points.

There was no guest for Lawro to pit his wits against for the games on 28 and 29 Dec, but he got four results right, including two perfect scores.

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

(Kick-offs at 1500 GMT unless stated)

SATURDAY

West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Prediction: 0-2

Match report


Liverpool 2-1 Bolton

Prediction: 2-1

Match report


Man City 1-0 Blackpool

Prediction: 2-0

Match report


Stoke 2-0 Everton

Prediction: 1-1

Match report


Sunderland 3-0 Blackburn

Prediction: 2-1

Match report


Tottenham 1-0 Fulham

Prediction: 2-0

Match report


West Ham 2-0 Wolves

Prediction: 1-1

Match report


Birmingham 0-3 Arsenal

Prediction: 1-1

Match report


SUNDAY

Chelsea 3-3 Aston Villa

Prediction: 2-0

Match report


Wigan 0-1 Newcastle

Prediction: 2-2

Match report

Lawro was talking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.


Leaderboard Score
Alastair Campbell 11
Lord Sugar 11
Graeme Swann 10
Kaiser Chiefs 9
Lee Westwood 8
Michael Vaughan 8
BBC Radio 1's Comedy Dave 8
Mark Lawrenson (average) 7
David Cameron 7
Kobe Bryant 7
Andy Murray 6
Robbie Williams 6
Len Goodman 5
Idris Elba 4
Klaxons 4
Peter Shilton 4
Ollie Murs 4
Tim Vine 1

Lawro's best score: 13 points (week 10)
Lawro's lowest score: one point (week six and 17)

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.



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Premier League table

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Premier League table
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
Lawro's Premier League predictions
29 Dec 10 |  Football
Lawro's Premier League predictions
27 Dec 10 |  Football
Lawro's Premier League predictions
21 Dec 10 |  Football Focus
Lawro's Premier League predictions
13 Dec 10 |  Football Focus
Lawro's Premier League predictions
05 Dec 10 |  Football Focus
Lawro's Premier League predictions
28 Nov 10 |  Football Focus


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