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How did Lawro get on against last year’s worst predictor?

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson will be making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season against a variety of guests.

Lawro’s opponent for this week’s Premier League fixtures is comedian and actor Elis James.

James, who co-stars in the BBC Three sitcom Josh, is looking to improve on his showing when he took on Lawro last season and only scored 10 points – leaving him joint-bottom of the guest leaderboard.

He is a Swansea City fan and says: “This season so far has not been great for the Swans but it is only the end of September so we live in hope.

“I think we have got enough to stay up, but I will let you know in a couple of months.”

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James shows off his collection of football shirts when he plays Owen in BBC Three sitcom Josh

You can make your own predictions now, compare them with those of Lawro and other fans, and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the new BBC Sport Predictor game.

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

Last week, Lawro got six correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 Premier League matches. That gave him a total of 90 points.

He was beaten by world darts number one Michael van Gerwen, who got five correct results, but with two perfect scores, for a total of 110 points.

LAWRO’S PREDICTIONS

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

FRIDAY

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Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Elis’ prediction: 2-2

Match report

SATURDAY

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Swansea 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Elis’ prediction: It feels very disloyal not to back my own team but Liverpool have been brilliant so far this season. I think we will give them a game though. 1-2

Match report

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Hull 0-2 Chelsea

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Elis’ prediction: Chelsea really need this. Hull do too, obviously, but I think Chelsea will have too much for them. 0-2

Match report

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Sunderland 1-1 West Brom

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Elis’ prediction: 1-1

Match report

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Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Elis’ prediction: I think this will be quite tight, but Bournemouth are on a bit of a roll. 1-2

Match report

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West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Elis’ prediction: 0-1

Match report

SUNDAY

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Man Utd 1-1 Stoke

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Elis’ prediction: Surely United have got too much for Stoke. 3-0

Match report

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Leicester 0-0 Southampton

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Elis’ prediction: 1-1

Match report

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Tottenham 2-0 Man City

Lawro’s prediction: 2-2

Elis’ prediction: I’m going for a high-scoring thriller. 2-2

Match report

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Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Elis’ prediction: 0-3

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

Lawro’s best score: 140 points (week three v Laura Trott)

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

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37485966