Lawro’s predictions v Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson



BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

Lawro’s opponents for this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures are former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas and Radio 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson, who is a Chelsea fan.

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FA Cup: Jenas & Nelson take on Lawro

Jenas and Nelson made their predictions live on Radio 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth show on Thursday.

“From a neutral point of view, this is the game everyone wants to see right now with the two top teams in the Premier League going at it,” Jenas said.

“I don’t think there has been a bigger game in the FA Cup for a few years now.

“Everyone was expecting Chelsea to run away and win the league – now we get the opportunity to see them go head to head to get to the final.”

Nelson, who has been a Chelsea season ticket holder for more than 20 years, will be at the game as a fan and thinks his side are underdogs.

“Tottenham are the favourites,” Nelson explained. “They are playing some fluid football.

“I have to be honest with you, when they come on the TV now I don’t like watching.

“But what I do is go out of the room for half an hour and when I come back in they are always 2-0 up, and the game is over. They are destroying everybody.”

* Chelsea to win AET and pens

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

You can make your Premier League predictions now and compare them with those of Lawro and other fans by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

LAWRO’S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated.

SATURDAY

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough<!–

Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Jermaine’s prediction: 2-1

Trevor’s prediction: 2-1

Read the match report.

Hull City v Watford<!–

Hull City 2-0 Watford

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-0

Trevor’s prediction: 2-2

Read the match report.

Swansea v Stoke<!–

Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-1

Trevor’s prediction: 1-2

Read the match report.

West Ham v Everton<!–

West Ham 0-0 Everton

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-2

Trevor’s prediction: 1-3

Read the match report.

Chelsea v Tottenham<!–

Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1* Chelsea to win after extra-time and penalties

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-2

Trevor’s prediction: 2-1

Read the match report.

SUNDAY

Burnley v Man Utd<!–

Burnley 0-2 Man Utd

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-1

Trevor’s prediction: 1-3

Read the match report.

Arsenal v Man City<!–

Arsenal 2-1 Man City (AET)

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Jermaine’s prediction: I think it will be wide open, even if the fact it is a semi-final will calm it down a little bit.

In my head I am thinking 3-3 but Arsenal are just not free-flowing or playing well at the moment and City will have Kompany back too. 1-3

Trevor’s prediction: I don’t care for either team at all so it will be a great watch, because both teams only have one way of playing – going on the attack.

City are overwhelming favourites because of their frontline, but neither team can defend. If Kompany is fit for this game, City win – it is simple as that as far as I am concerned, because Arsenal don’t have a Vincent Kompany. 2-4

Read the match report.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace<!–

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-2

Trevor’s prediction: 2-1

Read the match report.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

*Does not include scores from postponed games.

Lawro’s best score: 140 points (week 22 v James McAvoy)

Lawro’s worst score: 20 points (week 28, but only five games played so far) or 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)

Lawro's League Table<!–

How did Lawro do last time?

From last week’s Premier League games, Lawro got seven correct results, with no perfect scores, from 10 matches for a total of 70 points.

He beat Sting and his son Joe Sumner, who got six correct results with no perfect scores, for a tally of 60 points.

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