Lawro Audit 2: EPL Week 8

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We had a week off from the English Premiership action last week as our attention turned to the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. For the home nations, it was a mixed bag, as England beat Malta 2-0, then drew away to Slovenia 0-0. Scotland were embarrassed with a 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania and then a 3-0 defeat away to Slovakia. Northern Ireland easily beat San Marino 4-0, then fell 2-0 to Germany. As for Wales, they drew 2-2 with Austria, then 1-1 with Georgia. It’s a big wake-up call for the Welsh after their heroics at Euro 2016. Of course, being Scottish, I have nothing to add, other than it’s the same old, same old, isn’t it? But we can forget the horrific weekend just past and concentrate back on all things English Premeriship now. A fortnight ago, things didn’t go to play for Manchester City or Manchester United, as Spurs took care of the blue half of Manchester 2-0, while United were pegged back to a 1-1 draw with Stoke. The other results more or less went to plan, but Spurs have really blown everything apart with that huge win, and now we could be in for yet another unpredictable season in the EPL.

It really was not a great week for Mark Lawrenson, even though he got four correct results and one correct score. The fact is, three of his correct results were short-priced favourites, and his correct score in the Hull vs Chelsea game only paid 7/1. So, not really what we wanted going into an international weekend. Yes, the BBC prediction legend finished with a weekly loss of -4.36 units and Lawro’s loss has now creeped up to a pretty woeful -21.11 units.

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Chelsea vs Leicester

Lawro Prediction: Chelsea win 2-0

Chelsea win price: 4/7

Correct score price: 15/2

Arsenal vs Swansea

Lawro Prediction: Arsenal win 2-0

Arsenal win price: 2/7

Correct score price: 7/1

Bournemouth vs Hull

Lawro Prediction: Bournemouth win 2-0

Bournemouth win price: 17/20

Correct score price: 17/2

Manchester City vs Everton

Lawro Prediction: 1-1 draw

Draw price price: 15/4

Correct score price: 17/2

Stoke vs Sunderland

Lawro Prediction: Stoke win 2-1

Stoke win price: Evens

Correct score price: 17/2

West Brom vs Tottenham

Lawro Prediction: Tottenham win 2-0

Tottenham win price: 8/11

Correct score price: 7/1

Crystal Palace vs West Ham

Lawro Prediction: 1-1 draw

Draw price: 5/2

Correct score price: 6/1

Middlesbrough vs Watford

Lawro Prediction: 1-1 draw

Draw price: 23/10

Correct score price: 11/2

Southampton vs Burnley

Lawro Prediction: Southampton win 2-0

Southampton win price: 2/5

Correct score price: 11/2

Liverpool vs Manchester United

Lawro Prediction: Liverpool win 2-0

Liverpool win price: 6/5

Correct score price: 11/1

Are you shocked by Lawro’s prediction of Liverpool to beat Manchester United? If you are, get a grip of yourself – the man rarely tips against Liverpool. Plus, Liverpool have been playing the better football, to be fair. It’s going to be an interesting game, and you have to think the pressure will really be on Manchester United if Mark Lawrenson’s prediction is right. Lawro also threw a curveball in with his 1-1 prediction between Manchester City and Everton, especially with Manchester City playing at home. Lawro is citing the fact that Manchester City’s players have been all over the world during the past week, and that might play into Everton’s hands. He might be right, but surely the Manchester City express gets back on track this week? But if you think Lawro is the one on the right track, get your money on his bold prediction!

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