Lawro’s Premier League predictions v sprinter Dina Asher-Smith

There are Premier League derbies on Merseyside, and in north and west London this weekend – nonetheless who will hang native bragging rights on Monday morning?

BBC soccer expert Label Lawrenson goes for attracts at Wembley and Goodison Park nonetheless does no longer give managerless Fulham noteworthy hope against Chelsea at Craven Cottage.

He acknowledged: “I was no longer stunned to hear Claudio Ranieri had been sacked as a consequence of they looked fully doomed.

“Ranieri, thru his journey, will hang tried fully every thing – in coaching and tactically – nonetheless Fulham were struggling when he arrived and he has no longer been ready to turn issues round.

“Scott Parker takes payment against his feeble club on Sunday nonetheless what the Cottagers in fact prefer is him in their midfield, no longer within the dug-out as their caretaker supervisor.

“They’ll provide it their all nonetheless they are aloof no longer lawful ample.”

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 high-flight fits this season, against a differ of friends.

This week he is up against British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, the reigning European 100m, 200m and 4x100m champion.

The 23-one year-feeble will compete at the Anniversary Games at West Ham’s London Stadium in July as fragment of her preparations for the World Championships, which start in Qatar in September.

Asher-Smith used to be shortlisted for the 2018 BBC Sports activities Persona of the one year award

Asher-Smith says she did no longer inquire to take triple European gold in Berlin in August, explaining: “I hoped I may perhaps well invent well nonetheless with song and field and elite sport in normal it’s probably you’ll perhaps well never in fact predict what goes to happen.”

Any individual who has tried making Premier League predictions will no query agree – nonetheless how will Asher-Smith fare against Lawro as they eye at this weekend’s fits?

Premier League predictions – week 29
End resultLawroDina
Tottenham v Arsenalx-x1-11-2
Bournemouth v Man Metropolisx-x0-30-2
Brighton v Huddersfieldx-x2-02-1
Burnley v Crystal Palacex-x2-11-0
Man Utd v Southamptonx-x2-02-0
Wolves v Cardiffx-x2-13-1
West Ham v Newcastlex-x0-21-1
Watford v Leicesterx-x0-21-2
Fulham v Chelseax-x0-21-2
Everton v Liverpoolx-x1-10-1

A honest result (deciding on a take, arrangement or defeat) is price 10 aspects. The explicit get earns 40 aspects.


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless stated.


Tottenham v Arsenal (12:30 GMT)

Tottenham hang lost their previous two games and, luxuriate in I acknowledged sooner than their defeat at Burnley final weekend, Harry Kane’s return from hurt may perhaps well need affected the mindset of 1 or two of their avid gamers.

When an infinite player luxuriate in that comes relieve, there’s an inclination for all people else to focus on: ‘We will be honest now.’ It is a ways a uncommon dynamic, and it would hang an affect on performances and results.

The shock used to be to witness them lose at Burnley, no longer their defeat at Chelsea on Wednesday, nonetheless I never idea Spurs were within the title flee anyway, and they’re certainly no longer in it now.

I invent no longer eye Spurs falling by the wayside of the raze four, although, as a consequence of I focus on their results will steal up. Dele Alli will be fit again soon too and that’s no longer any longer going to take long for Kane to assemble his match sharpness relieve.

It will be an infinite battle for fourth space between Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea and I invent no longer focus on this may be settled unless the very raze of the season.

The Gunners come in in to this game on the relieve of about a convincing home wins over Southampton and Bournemouth nonetheless they are frequently excellent steady at Emirates Stadium anyway.

On the motorway, it’s a selected tale and, taking that and and Spurs’ affect into consideration, I focus on a arrangement is the in all likelihood consequence – in particular as a consequence of right here’s a lunchtime game and they’re usually excellent rubbish.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Dina’s prediction: 1-2

Bournemouth v Man Metropolis

Bournemouth will be hoping Raheem Sterling is no longer any longer in Manchester Metropolis’s group as a consequence of he frequently appears to attain against them – he has eight targets in six Premier League appearances against the Cherries.

Whether Sterling plays or no longer, although, I excellent eye one consequence right here.

I know Bournemouth hang got a lawful home checklist nonetheless that lawful skill they’re going to assault Metropolis, and that can swimsuit Pep Guardiola’s facet.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-3

Dina’s prediction: 0-2

Brighton v Huddersfield

Right here’s a biggie for Brighton, who hang taken one point from their previous six fits and hang been sucked into the relegation battle.

I know Huddersfield had a lawful take over Wolves in midweek, nonetheless while you happen to invent no longer beat the Terriers at home, you then are in peril.

I focus on the Seagulls will assemble the three aspects they need, which would be a welcome result and at the honest time.

I invent no longer in fact scare for Chris Hughton’s facet after I eye at the different teams down at the backside, nonetheless they are coming into the contaminated route at the 2d.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Dina’s prediction: 2-1

Burnley v Crystal Palace

Both of these teams had been on an upward curve unless they lost in midweek, and I was stunned by their performances along with their results.

I aloof focus on they’re going to both kick on again, nonetheless I may perhaps well relieve Burnley to edge this one. They are at home, and they’ve had an extra day’s relaxation too.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dina’s prediction: 1-0

Man Utd v Southampton

Marcus Rashford got right here off the bench one day of Manchester United’s take over Palace on Wednesday, so he desires to be fit for Saturday.

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Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Romelu Lukaku affect

In spite of all of their accidents, United are aloof in a lawful 2d. Their most nice looking results thus a ways beneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hang come faraway from Veteran Trafford nonetheless I may perhaps well inquire them to take this game with out inform ample.

Saints got the take they wished against Fulham on Wednesday nonetheless they aloof hang reasonably about a work to invent to climb faraway from the relegation zone and I will no longer eye them getting the relaxation right here.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Dina’s prediction: 2-0

Wolves v Cardiff

Wolves hang now lost home and away to Huddersfield, which is a surprise have to you suspect regarding the season that Nuno Espirito Santo’s facet hang had.

Defeat right here would mean Cardiff will additionally invent the double over them, nonetheless I invent no longer inquire that to happen.

Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock, who has usually been very supportive and obvious about his group, even on adversarial days, criticised some of his avid gamers after they lost to Everton on Tuesday.

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Cardiff 0-3 Everton: Neil Warnock admits disappointment against Everton

Warnock is potentially on the warpath, and perhaps enormously stunned too, after seeing his facet lose carefully in their previous two fits – and I invent no longer focus on he’ll be smiling noteworthy on Saturday evening both.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dina’s prediction: 3-1

West Ham v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

West Ham are having a eye a critically better facet than they were to start with of the season nonetheless Newcastle are flying at the 2d, with four wins and a entice their previous six league fits.

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has long gone on runs luxuriate in this with Newcastle sooner than – when he will get his group taking half in well and on a roll – and I will eye their revival continuing on Saturday.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Dina’s prediction: 1-1


Watford v Leicester (12:00 GMT)

Leicester will be buoyant after a success in midweek in entrance of their recent supervisor Brendan Rodgers.

There is rarely all the time any query that player energy has played a part in what has been occurring with the Foxes nonetheless the massive thing about getting a recent supervisor is that all people desires to galvanize him, whether or no longer they’ve been within the group or no longer.

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Leicester 2-1 Brighton: Brendan Rodgers appointment gave avid gamers a win – Mike Stowell

Watford hang had a uncommon week, a success 5-1 at Cardiff and then losing 5-0 at Liverpool five days later.

The Hornets were huge start down the flanks at Anfield. Tactically I will also no longer focus on what they were doing, permitting Liverpool’s beefy-backs to flee into dilemma all evening.

Within the event that they defend luxuriate in that again against Leicester, they’re going to fight.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Dina’s prediction: 1-2

Fulham v Chelsea (14:05 GMT)

Changing the sacked Ranieri now in fact is the final throw of the dice, nonetheless Fulham have to in fact feel that any person with varied solutions and a selected speak can manufacture a distinction.

Nonetheless, whoever the recent permanent supervisor is, it’s a ways asking an awful lot for him to retain them up.

After seeing Fulham within the Championship final one year, I believed they’d give the Premier League a steady proceed, nonetheless after spending bigger than £100m within the summertime they’ve no longer been lawful ample defensively. Must you can not defend in this division, you then can also hang fully no chance.

I invent no longer focus on the replace of supervisor will manufacture noteworthy distinction to the consequence on Sunday, simply as a consequence of Chelsea are the next group.

Fulham hang been so adversarial of late, they seem to assemble into a multitude no matter their game conception is. Within the event that they assault them, and likewise you hang to focus on they’re going to strive, this may lawful play into Chelsea’s hands.

Chelsea’s take over Tottenham used to be a lawful manner for Maurizio Sarri’s facet to reply their critics nonetheless what of us fail to keep in mind is that they in point of fact played well against Manchester Metropolis within the Carabao Cup final too. I am waiting for extra of the identical from Sarri’s facet.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Dina’s prediction: 1-2

Everton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

I was at Anfield when Liverpool beat Everton in November as Jordan Pickford’s hurt-time error let in Divock Origi for the winner.

Everton had played in fact well, from entrance to relieve. They created some in fact lawful probabilities nonetheless lost as a consequence of of a piece of adversarial luck, and there may be an argument that result has severely affected their season.

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Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Klopp apologises for running on pitch after winner

I ponder if issues may perhaps well even themselves out a shrimp bit right here, which is why I am going for a arrangement – I lawful hang a skill that issues can also no longer proceed to devise for Jurgen Klopp’s facet.

It is a ways a essential game for Liverpool anyway as a consequence of they are high of the league, going away to their native competitors, and they’ve got fully every thing to lose.

If Everton are gritty, and manner the game pondering they are making an attempt to take a degree as a minimum, then I will eye them getting some joy.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Dina’s prediction: 0-1

Lawro used to be talking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro invent final time?

From the midweek Premier League games, Lawro got six honest results, with no steady ratings, from 10 fits for a complete of 60 aspects.

He drew with Tom McFarland, co-founding father of London soul collective Jungle, who additionally got six honest results with no steady ratings.

Complete ratings after week 28
Lawro v Company
1Man Metropolis28253078+1
2Man Utd28214367+3
6Arsenal2815310forty eight-2
=15Crystal Palace28771428-1
=15West Ham28841628-5


160David Ginola
140The 1975’s Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
85Lawro (average after 28 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Label Wahlberg
60Jamie Dornan & Paul Conroy, Idris Elba, Tom McFarland, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Elevate Me The Horizon, Theo Ellis, Drew McIntyre, Mohamed Sanu, Dolph Ziggler
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington
30Ryan Fitzpatrick, Oti Mabuse

Lawro’s most nice looking get: 260 aspects (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro’s worst get: 20 aspects (week 24 v Grime big name Yizzy & week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-relieve Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons huge receiver Mohamed Sanu)

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