Lawro’s predictions v Kasabian

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 Premier League fixtures are Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno from indie rock band Kasabian.

Meighan and Pizzorno are fans of Leicester City, their local team, and the band played at the Foxes’ title-winning parade last season.

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“Top of my list of Leicester heroes has to be Steve Walsh [who played for the club between 1986-2000],” Meighan told BBC Sport.

“Walsh would be captain of any all-time Leicester team,” Pizzorno added. “Muzzy Izzet would be in there too of course, Emile Heskey as well – and obviously the entire first XI from last season. I can go through them all if you want, but we might be here a while.”

“They are the untouchables,” Meighan explained.

Leicester struggled in their title defence and the manager who won the Premier League, Claudio Ranieri, was sacked in January. However, the Foxes made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, further than any other English club.

“It’s been surreal,” Meighan said. “Getting so far in the Champions League was just a dream come true – and we nearly went through to the semi-finals, too.

“At times it has been a bit of a return to reality and there have been some bad times, but I think in the past few months things have turned around again. It has been another amazing season.

Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno<!–

Kasabian performed at Leicester’s title-winning parade last season – then Serge went to striker Jamie Vardy’s wedding. “It was only two weeks after we had won the league so it was just another mad event. Me and [Foxes captain] Wes Morgan had a good little dance, it was lovely.”

“What next? Top four. We have got to build on what we have done this season and move forward.”

It took a late-season surge for Leicester to avoid relegation in their first season back in the top flight, 2014-15, and they are still not mathematically sure of staying up this time.

“It is hard to even know what to say we should hope for at Leicester any more,” Pizzorno said.

“We have won the league, then fought relegation and reached the Champions League quarter-finals – so I don’t even know what we are capable of next.”

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.

FRIDAY

West Ham v Tottenham<!–

West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Tom’s prediction: 0-3

Serge’s prediction: 0-2

Read the match report.

SATURDAY

Man City v Crystal Palace<!–

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

Tom’s prediction: 1-1

Serge’s prediction: 3-0

Read the match report.

Bournemouth v Stoke City<!–

Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Tom’s prediction: 2-0

Serge’s prediction: It’s horrible going second when you are making predictions. 2-1

Read the match report.

Burnley v West Brom<!–

Burnley 2-2 West Brom

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Tom’s prediction: 0-0

Serge’s prediction: Burnley at home are incredible. 1-0

Read the match report.

Hull City v Sunderland<!–

Hull City 0-2 Sunderland

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Tom’s prediction: Sunderland are gone so nothing really matters to them – they might go out and win it, knowing them. 0-2

Serge’s prediction: 2-0

Read the match report.

Leicester v Watford<!–

Leicester City 3-0 Watford

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Tom’s prediction: 3-0

Serge’s prediction: I was going to say that. I’ll go 2-1 instead.

Read the match report.

Swansea City v Everton<!–

Swansea City 1-0 Everton

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Tom’s prediction: Swansea are in good form at the moment. 2-2

Serge’s prediction: 1-1

Read the match report

SUNDAY

Liverpool v Southampton<!–

Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Tom’s prediction: 2-1

Serge’s prediction: 1-0

Read the match report

Arsenal v Man Utd<!–

Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Tom’s prediction: 0-2

Serge’s prediction: 0-2

Read the match report

MONDAY

Chelsea v Middlesbrough<!–

Chelsea 3-0 Middlesbrough

Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

Tom’s prediction: Chelsea will just roll Boro over. 4-1

Serge’s prediction: 4-0

Read the match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

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

Lawro’s worst score: 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)

Lawro's League Table<!–

How did Lawro do last time?

From last weekend’s Premier League matches, Lawro got two correct results, with no perfect scores, from 10 matches, for a total of 20 points.

He lost out to Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar, who got three correct results, including one perfect score, for a tally of 60 points.

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