Premier League Predictions: Lawro fancies Arsenal & Man Utd wins but Liverpool held

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Chelsea 3-0 Luton Town
Bournemouth 1-1 Tottenham
Arsenal 3-0 Fulham
Brentford 2-1 Crystal Palace
Everton 0-0 Wolves
Manchester United 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Brighton 2-1 West Ham
Burnley 1-2 Aston Villa
Sheffield United 0-3 Manchester City
Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

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The Premier League is well and truly back, baby! And this weekend’s jamboree kicks off with Chelsea hosting the newly-promoted Luton at Stamford Bridge on Friday night. Bournemouth and Tottenham get the ball rolling on Saturday in the early game before the entertaining Brighton take on Europa Conference League champions West Ham in the evening.

There’s three top-flight games on Sunday with two on the telly. Sheffield United brace themselves for the arrival of champions Manchester City at 2pm and then it’s the mouth-watering meeting of Newcastle and Liverpool to close out the weekend’s action.

So, with the weekend hurling towards us once again there’s no time to waste and it’s only right that we bring in our resident tipster and Premier League predicting guru, Mark Lawrenson who will be battling it out with a Paddy punter in our Challenge Lawro game. But first, here’s what the soccer soothsayer foresees this weekend.

Friday 8pm: Chelsea v Luton

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

I thought Chelsea were a little bit unlucky at West Ham, even though West Ham went down to 10 men. They could have been two or three in front in the first half. It’s been a slow burner for them so far this season but I think they’ll beat Luton easily. I wouldn’t be surprised if Luton never get out of the bottom three. Chelsea 3-0 Luton.

Saturday 12.30pm: Bournemouth v Tottenham

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

Spurs look like they’ve got a bit of hope again and people seem to forget that Ange Postecoglou is a really good manager, he’s a good communicator as well. I’m going to go for a draw. Spurs were a little bit fortunate that Manchester United didn’t score in the first half at the weekend when they were a little bit all over the place and Bournemouth are difficult to face at home. Bournemouth 1-1 Tottenham.

Saturday 3pm: Arsenal v Fulham

Arsenal were down to 10 men and Crystal Palace were just chucking balls into the box, but they did look comfortable. That will feel really, really good for everyone because they had a clean sheet and they were under the cosh, it feels like everyone’s contributed. If you win 4-0 and you’re at the back it feels like you could have a cigar on and still win! Fulham would have had a kick up the a**s and Aleksandar Mitrovic has done one so I’ll go for Arsenal to Win easily. Arsenal 3-0 Fulham.

Saturday 3pm: Brentford v Crystal Palace

I’ll go for a home win. Brentford have made a good start and they rode their luck a little bit against Fulham in all honesty. I’m not sure what Fulham’s Tim Ream got sent off for but Brentford are good at home. Brentford 2-1 Crystal Palace.

Saturday 3pm: Everton v Wolves

This has got 0-0 written all over it. Everton were pathetic at Aston Villa, absolutely all over the place, which is really strange considering the way Sean Dyche generally sends his teams out. Wolves were slightly unlucky against Brighton because they had a good chance to make it 1-1 but we know they’re not going to score and if they can’t win at home they’ve got serious problems. This one might be best watched from behind the settee. Everton 0-0 Wolves.

Saturday 3pm: Manchester United v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have three points but the important thing is that they beat teams like Sheffield United because they’re going to be hovering around the bottom of the table. Manchester United are unconvincing at the moment but I think they’ll win as it’s at Old Trafford. Manchester United 2-0 Nottingham Forest.

Saturday 5.30pm: Brighton v West Ham

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Brighton are absolutely flying. They’re just on a roll and they look very, very good. They can probably sell two more players before the transfer deadline and still win! Brighton 2-1 West Ham.

Sunday 2pm: Burnley v Aston Villa

I’ll go with Aston Villa to win this. That result against Newcastle was a poor one but there was also extenuating circumstances to that and they were good against a very poor Everton. Burnley have a really tough start and it will be interesting to see when they can get their first points on the board. Burnley 1-2 Aston Villa.

Sunday 2pm: Sheffield United v Manchester City

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Manchester City are going to be without Pep Guardiola for a while as he’s having surgery on his back but it won’t matter here, they’ll win comfortably. Sheffield United have been competitive, and they should have got something out of the Forest game, but they just need reinforcements and it doesn’t look like they’re arriving. If they don’t buy it could be a long, hard season. Sheffield United 0-3 Manchester City.

Sunday 4.30pm: Newcastle v Liverpool

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

I’m going to this game and it should be a great occasion. I’m going to go for a draw though. Newcastle hardly created a chance against Manchester City, which isn’t completely unreasonable, but if you then think they’re going to go and play in the Champions League it’s a bit of a worry. They’ll be in Liverpool’s face and that’s why I think there will be goals. I don’t think Liverpool are finished in the transfer market but it will be interesting to see if it’s the Liverpool of the first 20 minutes against Bournemouth of the Liverpool of the other 70. Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool.

So, you’ve heard what Lawro has to say and, with the 2023/24 campaign finally underway, Paddy’s going to be dishing out free bets to shop customers who can out-shout our mighty soccer soothsayer each and every match day.

The rules are simple, beating Lawro is the tricky bit

All you have to do is predict the score of every Premier League fixture every game week. Get the score bang on and you pocket three points, get the result right and one point is added to your tally. Rack up more points than our Lawro and you’ve got £/€50 in free bets heading your way!

Easy, right? Well, here’s his first challenger of the 2023/24 season, Gary ‘Gazza’ Skinner, a punter in Paddy’s Melton Road shop in Leicester, who supports the Foxes and is pushing to get a price out Paddy for Leicester to win the Premier League in the 2024/25 season. Let’s see if his Premier League Predictions this week are a bit more realistic!

Chelsea 3-1 Luton Town

Bournemouth 1-2 Tottenham

Arsenal 4-0 Fulham

Brentford 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton 1-1 Wolves

Manchester United 3-1 Nottingham Forest

Brighton 3-1 West Ham

Burnley 2-2 Aston Villa

Sheffield United 0-4 Manchester City

Newcastle 2-2 Liverpool

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