Lawro's Predictions - Premier League Tips By Mark Lawrenson

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Lawro's Predictions - Premier League Tips By Mark Lawrenson

Lawro’s Premier League score predictions was a weekly feature on Football Focus and the BBC Sport website. This year Lawro will now be at Paddy Power News every week to deliver his popular Lawro's Premier League predictions for all 380 matches. You will find latest predictions from Mark Lawrenson, the UK’s most renowned pundit, here at BetAndSKill and we will compare them with our correct score tips.

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After more than 20 years, legendary BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson made his final set of Premier League predictions on 20th May 2022.

According to the BBC, Lawrenson's predictions "generate hundreds of thousands of page impressions each week - his record was 1.2m when he took on Rick Astley for the festive fixtures at Christmas 2020".

Chris Sutton has taken on the challenge from Mark Lawrenson for the 2022-23 campaign and will try to pick the correct scores for every top-flight game. Of course, we are challenging him this season!

Anyway, Lawro has started a new tipping adventure at Paddy Power! We are challenging him again and you will find all the Lawro's tips for this season here.

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The BBC pundit and former Liverpool defender puts his neck on the line every week by guessing the scores for the upcoming games. Find below this week's predictions by Mark Lawrenson. Over the years he’s established a real skill in making correct predictions and each week goes head-to-head with a special guest predictor, which down the years has included musicians, TV stars and even the Hollywood elite.

For us though, it’s all about Lawro and below you’ll find the Premier League matchday predictions by the legend...

Lawro's Predictions - Premier League Gameweek 9

  • Premier LeagueARSENAL v TOTTENHAM    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 0-0
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 2-2

  • Premier LeagueBOURNEMOUTH vs BRENTFORD    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-1
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 1-2

  • Premier LeagueCRYSTAL PALACE vs CHELSEA    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 1-2
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-2
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 1-1

  • Premier LeagueFULHAM vs NEWCASTLE    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-1
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 1-2

  • Premier LeagueLIVERPOOL vs BRIGHTON    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-0
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill3-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 3-0

  • Premier LeagueSOUTHAMPTON vs EVERTON    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 1-0
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 2-0

  • Premier LeagueWEST HAM vs WOLVES    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-0
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill1-0
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 3-1

  • Premier LeagueMAN CITY vs MAN UTD   
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-1
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill3-0
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 3-0

  • Premier LeagueLEEDS UTD vs ASTON VILLA    
  • LawroMark Lawrenson 1-1
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill2-1
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 4-0

  • LawroMark Lawrenson 2-1
  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill2-2
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power 2-2

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.


We will go up against Lawro every week, offering our own unique insight into the correct score markets. We consider all manner of factors from form to injuries and suspensions, context of the game and more before making our own football predictions.

In the 2021/22 season the challenge was very close. Our tipsters leapfrogged the famous pundit at the final fence, winning the title by a narrow margin (3080 vs 3050 points)

In 2019/20, BetAndSkill outscored Lawro (3010 points for us, 2840 for Mark) while in 2020/21 the BBC pundit recorded a whopping 3170 points and was the most accurate pundit!

It’s always a close one between our experts and Lawro, with the full leaderboard below:

Lawro vs BetAndSkill Final Leaderboard

  • BetAndSkillBetAndSkill's Total Points680 Points
  • Paddy PowerPaddy Power's Total Points 490 points
  • lawroLawro's Total Points 450 Points

Mark Lawrenson’s predictions aren’t the only ones we go up against though. If you’re looking for more pundit predictions, head to our Charlie Nicholas' Predictions or Robbie Savage's predictions, for even more expert analysis and insight.

Who is Lawro?  

Lawro is the nickname of Mark Lawrenson, a Liverpool legend and BBC pundit. Every Thursday/Friday, the former Reds defender gives his views on the weekend’s games to preview the latest action. He has established himself as one of the most appreciated pundits in the United Kingdom, both on BBC television and radio, often finding himself sitting alongside his former defensive partner, Alan Hansen He appears regularly on Football Focus and Match of the Day and since the departure from the BBC of Trevor Brooking, he has assumed the main co-commentator on major national and international matches covered by the television network.

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Lawro's Career 

Before life as a pundit Lawro enjoyed a long and illustrious career making over 350 appearances for Liverpool, winning five league titles and the European Cup in the 1980s.

A Republic of Ireland international, he started his career at Preston before moving to Brighton. It was here he really began to make a name for himself and after four seasons at the club, Bob Paisley paid a club record £900,000 for the defender, bringing him to Merseyside.

Mark Lawrenson’s Playing Career:
  • 1974-77: Preston North End
  • 1977-81: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 1981-88: Liverpool
  • 1988-89: Barnet
  • 1989: Tampa Bay Rowdies

  • 1977-87: Republic of Ireland (39 caps)

Lawro's Predictions Results

Lawro usually makes predictions for all 380 top-flight matches every season, against a variety of guests. Predicting football results from one week to the next is an almost impossible task, or at least it is most seasons. Last year, Lawro achieved a remarkable record with his Premier League predictions: 45 Correct Scores, 144 Correct Results, 191 Wrong Predictions.

Find below Mark Lawrenson's Predictions results over the past few years

  • 2020/21: 45 Correct Scores, 144 Correct Results, 191 Wrong Predictions
  • 2019/20: 35 Correct Scores, 151 Correct Results, 194 Wrong Predictions
  • 2018/19: 42 Correct Scores, 162 Correct Results, 176 Wrong Predictions
  • 2017/18: 48 Correct Scores, 146 Correct Results, 186 Wrong Predictions
  • 2016/17: 47 Correct Scores, 161 Correct Results, 172 Wrong Predictions
  • 2015/16: 39 Correct Scores, 140 Correct Results, 201 Wrong Predictions
  • 2014/15: 37 Correct Scores, 155 Correct Results, 188 Wrong Predictions

Lawro's Predictions Scoring System

Lawro predicts the Premier League games every week for BBC, up against a celebrity. A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

  • Exact correct score: 40 points
  • Correct result: 10 points
  • Wrong result: 0 points

Where Can I Bet on Lawro’s Predictions? 

Ultimately all Mark Lawrenson is doing each week is making a prediction on the correct score of a Premier League game. The correct score market is widely available with most online bookmakers, meaning you can place a bet on Lawro’s predictions with any one of them.

Brands such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes always have the latest Premier League odds available to back, as well as a great deal more football markets too. In fact, you’d struggle to find a bookmaker not offering the correct score market on Premier League fixtures.

For all our favourite bookies to sign up to, head to our Best Betting Sites page where you’ll find full details on them and instructions on how to register.

Use A Free Bet On Lawro's Predictions 

Of course, it’s always worthwhile combining a pundit prediction with a free bet. Even the experts can get it wrong so play risk free with one of the many free bets on offer to customers.

Most bookmakers offer new customers something to play with, in some cases as much as £100 in free bets!

Do be aware though, any bookmaker offering exclusive promotions such as enhanced odds with pundit predictions, will unlikely allow you to place a free bet on these. It’s always useful to read the terms and conditions before placing your bets.

For all the best free bets and betting offers available, head to our Promo & Bonus page and combine pundit’s predictions with a free bet today! Plus, several bookmakers are offering free bets no deposit offers to all new customers!

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More Pundits' Predictions  

This season we have decided to collect, compare and challenge all the top pundits predictions in Britain. From Paul Merson to Michael Owen, from Charlie Nicholas to Robbie Savage... we got you covered.

Michael Owen

BetVictor's Brand Ambassador Michael Owen is a former Liverpool, Man United, Real Madrid and England striker. He played for England national team in three editions of the World Cup. Owen gives his thoughts on all this week’s Premier League matches and we are challenging him.

Michael Owen predictions

Charlie Nicholas

A Scottish former professional footballer, Charlie is now a very appreciated football pundit at Sky Sports. Every week we bring you all the latest predictions from Charlie Nicholas, and we will compare them with our correct score tips.

Charlie Nicholas Predictions

Robbie Savage

A football legend, he is now one of Britain’s top pundits. Savage now presents a phone-in show on BBC 5Live and is a pundit on the BBC and BT Sport. Every week we bring football fans his predictions and compare them with our correct score tips.

Robbie Savage Predictions

Lawro's Predictions FAQ

Who gives the best football pundits predictions?

Lawro's predictions and Charlie Nicholas' predictions are the most appreciated in terms of Premier League tips. Anyway, our correct score tips have regularly outscored all the pundits we are following this season.

Which leagues does Lawro offer predictions on?

Mark Lawrenson is focusing on the Premier League predictions only. However, during international breaks, major tournaments and domestic cups such as the FA Cup, you might also find a number of predictions on other competitions.

What markets does Lawro offer predictions on?

Mark Lawrenson will generally only offer predictions on the correct scores. Implicitly, you can deduce other predictions such as Match Winner, Over/Under, To Win To Nil and Both Teams To Score Tips.

Can I use a free bet to back Lawro's predictions

Of course, it’s always worthwhile combining pundits' prediction with welcome free bets. We provide you with the best betting offers across our site, including no deposit free bets. So, you should not miss the chance to combine pundit’s predictions with a betting bonus.

Is it worth it to back Lawro's football tips?

Football pundits can be very hit and miss during the season, expecially when they predict correct scores (traditionally the most difficult betting markets to predict). We strongly believe our daily football tips have a better ROI compared to pundits predictions.

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