Premier League predictions: Lawro v NFL stars Mohamed Sanu and Ryan Fitzpatrick

Manchester Metropolis secure three video games in the next week that can “account for” their title area, in accordance with BBC Sport’s football expert Designate Lawrenson.

Metropolis, who are five components in the abet of leaders Liverpool, play Arsenal at home on Sunday, then commute to Everton on Wednesday and host Chelsea subsequent weekend.

“The stress is truly on Pep Guardiola’s side and they also trusty must neglect about Liverpool since you can contain them out of the equation for the second,” Lawrenson says.

“Despite how Liverpool manufacture in their fixtures, this week will account for whether or no longer or no longer Metropolis can steal the league. If they steal one, blueprint one and lose one, then things will change into very hard for them.”

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 prime-flight suits this season, in opposition to a range of company.

This week he’s up in opposition to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-abet Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons extensive receiver Mohamed Sanu.

Sanu (left) played in the 2017 Sizable Bowl when his Atlanta Falcons side lost to Unique England Patriots. Earlier this season, Fitzpatrick grew to change into the principle NFL quarter-abet to throw 400 yards in three straight video games

The pair, who had been in the UK this month for a NFL UK Stay point out, will likely be staring at Sizable Bowl LIII on Sunday rather than taking part in in the showpiece recreation in Atlanta.

The BBC will bring you complete coverage of Sizable Bowl LIII between Unique England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams all over all platforms from 22:forty five GMT on Sunday, 3 February.

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Premier League predictions – week 25
Tottenham v Newcastlex-x1-13-16-3
Brighton v Watfordx-x2-12-22-2
Burnley v Southamptonx-x2-00-40-4
Chelsea v Huddersfieldx-x2-03-13-1
Crystal Palace v Fulhamx-x1-10-00-0
Everton v Wolvesx-x2-12-12-1
Cardiff v Bournemouthx-x0-23-33-3
Leicester v Man Utdx-x2-12-45-4
Man Metropolis v Arsenalx-x2-02-10-1
West Ham v Liverpoolx-x0-23-23-2

A honest end result (selecting a steal, blueprint or defeat) is price 10 components. The true ranking earns 40 components.


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless acknowledged.


Tottenham v Newcastle (12:30 GMT)

Newcastle got an improbable steal in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday, but it absolutely did lag away me having a take a look on the Magpies gamers and questioning where that form of efficiency has been all season?

That is the one thing I at all times wonder about groups that pull out outcomes admire that in opposition to the prime sides.

I do know Metropolis didn’t play well but it absolutely is a small bit weird must you compare Newcastle’s point out to a few their other home video games this season.

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Tottenham, in the meantime, left it slow to come abet and beat Watford but it absolutely became one of their most productive outcomes for a while must you suspect about the gamers they’d lacking.

I mediate Spurs will earn it tricky going again on Saturday.

That steal over Metropolis became the kind of trusty one for Newcastle that it wouldn’t shock me in the event that they did one thing identical at Wembley, sitting in to slash a level.

Final season, when the Magpies got a extraordinarily trusty end result they adopted it up by stringing a small lunge collectively and I’m able to see one thing identical occurring right here.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Mo’s prediction: 3-1

Ryan’s prediction: 6-3

Brighton v Watford

There had been some loopy ends in midweek and Brighton’s give scheme at Fulham after going 2-0 up became one of them.

Watford also lost regardless of taking the lead at Tottenham, a end result that ended their six-recreation unbeaten lunge.

I at all times earn it hard to foretell how the Hornets will manufacture, but I secure a feeling Brighton will edge this one and salvage abet to winning programs.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Mo’s prediction: 2-2

Ryan’s prediction: 2-2

Burnley v Southampton

Burnley’s 2-2 blueprint in opposition to Manchester United at Aged Trafford on Tuesday became serene a extraordinarily trusty end result but they came very shut to getting an improbable one.

Seeing Southampton enhance to salvage a level in their recreation in opposition to Crystal Palace became one more mark of their most modern enchancment.

But the Clarets are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2019 and – as I secure stated sooner than – I mediate the frail Burnley are abet.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Mo’s prediction: 0-4

Ryan’s prediction: 0-4

Chelsea v Huddersfield

What’s occurring at Chelsea? It is very uncommon.

They’re into the Carabao Cup good, they’ve trusty signed Gonzalo Higuain, and they also got an exhilarating blueprint in the FA Cup fifth-round with Manchester United.

Then they to lag to Bournemouth, who had been without injured striker Callum Wilson, lose 4-0 and build in a efficiency admire they did. It is baffling.

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Presumably their manager Maurizio Sarri became magnificent when he criticised his team after they lost to Arsenal a few weeks in the past but I develop no longer mediate he has helped himself – and if one, two or extra of his gamers serene cannot salvage themselves psyched up as a minimum that then he’s anxiousness.

But as execrable as the Blues had been in opposition to Bournemouth, I serene mediate they’ll beat Huddersfield. And I wouldn’t be bowled over if Higuain opened his account for the club too.

I develop no longer mediate Jan Siewert has been appointed Huddersfield boss to contain a take a look at to withhold them up, he has got the job to salvage them abet up subsequent season. He has got a likelihood to take a look at out his squad over the following couple of months to salvage to know his gamers and figure out what he wants to manufacture over the summer season.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Mo’s prediction: 3-1

Ryan’s prediction: 3-1

Crystal Palace v Fulham

Palace’s most modern performances had been decent and I would request of one more trail point out from them right here, even without the suspended Wilfried Zaha.

I develop no longer mediate anybody seen Fulham’s comeback in opposition to Brighton coming – they’ve been struggling for dreams all season so for them to ranking four in the second half became trusty ridiculous.

That end result can secure given them hundreds self belief but, in the event that they are able to push on and effect themselves, they honestly favor some extra of their gamers to chip in with some dreams.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s two dreams in opposition to Brighton mean he’s into double figures in the league this season which is a extraordinarily trusty return, but Andre Schurrle, with six, is their only other player who seems to pose a threat.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Mo’s prediction: 0-0

Ryan’s prediction: 0-0

Everton v Wolves

Everton got the tip end result they wanted in opposition to Huddersfield on Tuesday and I mediate they’ll manufacture the an identical on Saturday.

Beating the Terriers will no longer secure won over a few Marco Silva’s doubters but the important thing became that they didn’t lose because, if that had took drawl, then the Toffees boss would had been below serious stress.

Now Silva wants to note that up with a home steal, and I mediate he’ll salvage it, despite the proven truth that this is per chance no longer easy in opposition to a Wolves team who are abet in assemble.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Mo’s prediction: 2-1

Ryan’s prediction: 2-1

Cardiff v Bournemouth (17:30 GMT)

Cardiff would per chance well well also need been overwhelmed at Arsenal but they played truly well and each person on the club deserves a large quantity of credit for the best scheme they’ve handled the aftermath of Emiliano Sala’s disappearance.

This, their first home recreation since Sala’s airplane went lacking, is going to be one more emotional occasion and it would per chance well be laborious for them to address every thing a long way and extensive again.

How they address it is a long way occurring to come down to every particular individual and it is a long way laborious to know how gamers will react.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Mo’s prediction: 3-3

Ryan’s prediction: 3-3


Leicester v Man Utd (14:05 GMT)

Leicester got a extraordinarily trusty end result at Liverpool on Wednesday and the best scheme the Foxes play on the ruin is ideally fitted to video games in opposition to the prime golf equipment who secure extra of the ball.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is serene unbeaten as Manchester United intervening time manager after getting out of penitentiary from 2-0 down in opposition to Burnley.

But you realize what? I mediate that lunge ends right here.

Even in the event that they lose, United will serene be magnificent searching out for a prime-four drawl along with Arsenal and Chelsea but who finishes where in that mini-league just isn’t any longer going to be determined unless the final half-dozen video games.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Mo’s prediction: 2-4

Ryan’s prediction: 5-4

Man Metropolis v Arsenal (16:30 GMT)

All of us know the subject with Arsenal is that, while they are able to ranking dreams, they warfare to discontinue them. Some distance from home, they have not kept a neat sheet in the league all season.

In teach that’s why I will lag with Metropolis to leap abet right here. Yes, their complete team became flat in opposition to Newcastle on Tuesday but in my journey that trusty makes it more uncomplicated to do away with them collectively.

Every team puts in uncomfortable performances in most cases, and no-one truly is conscious of why, but I develop no longer mediate it is a signal that Metropolis are about to warfare.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Mo’s prediction: 1-2

Ryan’s prediction: 1-1


West Ham v Liverpool (20:00 GMT)

Liverpool secure won 4-0 and 4-1 on their old two visits to London Stadium and this would well per chance flip out to be precisely the sport they need magnificent now.

I mediate it more uncomplicated for the Reds to play a long way flung from Anfield as a result of large expectancy after they’re at home.

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Some distance from home, they are able to trusty salvage on with it and, customarily, groups are a small bit extra open which clearly suits the best scheme Liverpool play as well.

West Ham are a prime example of that because, trusty or execrable, they’re unlikely to shut up shop on Monday.

If Hammers striker Marko Arnautovic became match and firing then I would glimpse on the sport a small bit in every other case but if he’s absent along with his foot effort then I only see one final end result.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Mo’s prediction: 3-2

Ryan’s prediction: 3-2

Lawro became speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro manufacture final time?

There had been some what Lawro described as “bonkers” ends in the midweek Premier League video games, and he got two honest outcomes, with no ideal rankings, from 10 suits, for a complete of 20 components – his lowest ranking of the season

He drew with Grime well-known individual Yizzy, who also got two honest outcomes, with no true rankings, for a complete of 20 components, that leaves him bottom of the guest leaderboard.

Complete rankings after week 24
Lawro v Company
1Man Metropolis24213066+1
2Man Utd24203163+4
15West Ham24731424-3
16Crystal Palace24651323-1


160David Ginola
140The 1975’s Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
84Lawro (practical after 24 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Designate Wahlberg
60Idris Elba, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Theo Ellis
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington
30Oti Mabuse

Lawro’s most productive ranking: 260 components (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro’s worst ranking: 20 components (week 24 v Grime well-known individual Yizzy)

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