Premier League Predictions: Lawro fancies Brighton to beat Wolves tonight

The soccer soothsayer Mark Lawrenson is back to cover this weekend's action.

Lawro’s Premier League predictions

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham
Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool
Brighton 2-0 Wolves

It’s almost the end of the Premier League’s winter break and we’ve got five games on the menu again this weekend and all of them are on the box.

Our game-guessing guru Mark Lawrenson isn’t deterred by a lack of games and he’s regaled us with this views from Saturday afternoon right through until Monday evening. Take it away, Lawro!

Saturday 12.30pm: Arsenal v Crystal Palace

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

I’m going to go for Arsenal to win. I know they need a striker but they’ve just got to get back to winning ways and basically just get on with it. Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace.

Saturday 5.30pm: Brentford v Nottingham Forest

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Ivan Toney’s available and he’s fit, but do you throw him in or stick him on the bench? Just the fact that he’s there will make a difference to them. They’ve had a bad patch, Brentford, but there have been no murmurings that Thomas Frank is under pressure. Nuno Espírito Santo’s done well since he’s come in at Nottingham forest but I’m going for a home win. Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest.

Sunday 2pm: Sheffield United v West Ham

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

West Ham are missing a few players so I think I’ll go for a low-scoring draw. David Moyes would probably take that right now, a point away from home. Sheffield United are doing better but I’m not sure they’ve got enough to stay up and they’ve not bought in anyone of note. Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham.

Sunday 4.30pm: Bournemouth v Liverpool

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Liverpool are up and running now, I think this will be a big away win. They were 1-0 down against Fulham in their last game, they made substitutions in the front line at half time and completely changed the game. Yes they’ve got players missing, but I’m expecting this to be routine. Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool.

Monday 7.45pm: Brighton v Wolves

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

Wolves have done well and they’re set up to take on West Brom in a Black Country derby in the FA Cup. I will go for Brighton though. I can’t remember the last time they played so they should be rested and ready. Every time I turn on Sky Sports they’re all off in Dubai or somewhere on warm-weather training. I would have loved that in my day! Brighton 2-0 Wolves.

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.


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 thrashing Paddy’s punters 10-1-5 this season. After a couple of close losses Lawro made it three wins on the bounce when seeing off Brian from our Springfield Shop in Limerick 9-5 the last time we played over the New Year’s fixtures.

Looking to claw one back for the punters and to bag a cool £/€50 in free bets is this time around is Ian in our Gillingham. Good luck, Ian!

Arsenal 3-1 Crystal Palace

Brentford 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham

Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool

Brighton 1-1 Wolves