Premier League Predictions: Lawro senses Everton and Chelsea Drawing and Wins for Spurs & City

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

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We’re hurtling towards the half-way stage of the 2023/24 Premier League season now as we gear up for another busy weekend in the top flight. We kick off this weekend with a 12.30pm clash as the red-hot Liverpool head to Crystal Palace.

We’ve six games on Saturday with the mouth-watering meeting of Aston Villa and Arsenal at 5.30pm probably being the highlight. There’s four games on Sunday and Manchester City will be looking to get back on track at Luton, who are hard to beat at home, and at 4.30pm it’s Tottenham hosting Newcastle to round off the weekend. Lovely stuff.

So, with so much action to get stuck in to 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 Lawro’s crystal ball has revealed this weekend.

Saturday 12.30pm: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

Liverpool dealt with Sheffield United comfortably on Wednesday and I hear the fans were shouting at Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace. I don’t know what they expect because one of their best players, Eberechi Eze, isn’t playing and they haven’t got a big squad. I’ll probably go for a repeat of Liverpool’s win on Wednesday. Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool.


Saturday 3pm: Brighton v Burnley

I don’t hold out much hope for Burnley here. Burnley got beat at Wolves in midweek so I fancy a big home win. Jack Hinshelwood scored for Brighton the other night, another teenager, they just keep producing and it looks like they’re getting used to the heavy European and domestic schedule. Brighton 3-0 Burnley.


Saturday 3pm: Man United v Bournemouth

TV: Premier Sports 1

Bournemouth have done well recently, especially as it took them so long to get that first win. Scott McTominay is basically Manchester United’s best player now, the fella they couldn’t sell at the start of the season! They’re doing okay when you look at the league, they’re not as bad as their performances suggest. Have they turned the corner? They’ve still got problems but I expect them to beat Bournemouth. Manchester United 2-0 Bournemouth.


Saturday 3pm: Sheffield United v Brentford

Bryan Mbuemo came off injured during the week. Looking at the footage, I’m not sure he’s going to play in this game which is a big blow for Brentford and the way they play. I’m going to go for a draw. It sounded like Sheffield United were competitive against Liverpool on Wednesday, which you’d expect under Chris Wilder. He’ll know most of the players so he might get something from this. Sheffield United 1-1 Brentford.


Saturday 3pm: Wolves v Nott’m Forest

I quite like Steve Cooper, he’s a good manager and he’s very honest but losing 5-0 to Fulham is not good. I’m going to go with Nottingham Forest to win this. Wolves have been a little bit lucky in some of their games lately and, after having all that bad luck, the ball’s now running for them a little bit. I don’t want Cooper to get sacked, I think he’s done a good job and I like the way they try and play so hopefully they get a result at Wolves. Wolves 1-2 Nottingham Forest. 


Saturday 5.30pm: Aston Villa v Arsenal

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

I’m going to go for Arsenal to win. Despite Aston Villa’s home record being so good, I think eventually you fall down. I don’t think they’ll finish in the top four because of their away form. I know they’re at home, I just think Arsenal will go and do a job on them. They were a bit fortunate at Luton but they won and it’s all forgotten. Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal.

Sunday 2pm: Everton v Chelsea

Chelsea played four at the back against Manchester United which they don’t normally do. That just tells you that Mauricio Pochettino’s not convinced about them defensively but I think they’ll probably go back to a three. It will be like an air raid, given Everton’s strengths. I fancy a draw. Everton 1-1 Chelsea.

Sunday 2pm: Fulham v West Ham

Fulham have scored eight goals in their last two games, who needs Aleksandar Mitrovic?! I’m going to for a home win. I like the way they play, Fulham, I think they’re a good side. They gave Liverpool a real good run for their money and they play football, they play out from the back, and they’ve got a really good manager. Fulham 2-1 West Ham.

Sunday 2pm: Luton v Manchester City

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Luton are great at home, they gave Liverpool a bloody nose and Arsenal needed that last-minute winner to beat them the other day. It’s just a really difficult place to go, the pitch is small and it’s made even smaller by the surroundings. I expect Manchester City to create enough chances to win. Luton 0-2 Manchester City.

Sunday 4.30pm: Tottenham v Newcastle

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

I saw Tottenham v Manchester City game at the weekend and, whatever you think about Ange Postecoglou, he’s going to play one way and that’s it. I thought they were great at City because it looked like they were going to be absolutely buried and they came back. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in the league. Newcastle play later than Spurs so I fancy a home win. Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle.

So you’ve heard what Lawro has to say and, all throughout the 2023/24 Premier League campaign, Paddy’s going to be dishing out free bets to his shop customers who can out-shout our mighty game-guessing guru 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 W-D-W 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 Lawro’s been in fine fettle this season and he’s trouncing Paddy’s punters 7 to 4 and we’ve also had one draw. However Neil from our Aberdeen shop ended a run of six in a row for Lawro last weekend thanks to a scrappy 7-6 win courtesy of a correct 1-1 prediction between West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Looking to claw the punters back twardso parity and a cool £/€50 in free bets is John the West Ham fan in our Corringham shop in Essex. Good luck, John!

Crystal Palace 0-3 Liverpool

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Manchester United 2-1 Bournemouth

Sheffield United 0-2 Brentford

Wolves 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Aston Villa 2-2 Arsenal

Everton 1-2 Chelsea

Fulham 0-1 West Ham

Luton 0-4 Manchester City

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle

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