Lawro Audit BPL: Week 23

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Was the title decided last weekend at the Etihad? Short answer, no. But, hey, Leicester beating Manchester City 3-1 (and it could have been more), sent out a huge warning to the rest of the clubs in the top 5. And we also had Tottenham move up into second place, with Arsenal and Manchester City filling the other two Champions League spots. If you look at the overall predictions Mark Lawrenson has made, and how his predicted Premiership stacks up against the actual Premiership, he couldn’t be further off if he tried. According to Lawro’s predictions, Leicester should be in 17th and Tottenham should be 8th. Manchester City would be clear of Arsenal at the top by three points, and Chelsea would be trailing them in third by another six points. And then he has Liverpool in 4th by another two points. It’s safe to say that Lawro’s predictions for the overall Premiership have just been way off the mark. He’s over estimated Liverpool, Chelsea, West Brom and even Newcastle by a long way, and he’s underestimated Leicester, West Ham and Watford.

After Lawro’s amazing FA Cup exploits, where he made a profit of almost 30 units, and started to claw back some respect, how did he fare in last week’s predictions? Well, Lawro keps up the sterling effort with another winning week, including two correct scores, both coming in Sunday’s fixtures. His profit for last week was a quite staggering +10.58 units. That brings our loss for the season to -30.42 units Can he keep this up and bring us back into profit before the end of the season? Well, if we’re being honest, we all know that he won’t, but it could be a fun ride between now and May.

And before we get to Lawo’s predictions, I’ll make sure to remind you of our good friends at Bet365, and they are, of course, still doing their Bore Draw promotion for this week’s fixtures. If you don’t know how it works by now then read up. If you place a bet of up to on any of the correct score, half-time/full-time or scorecast markets, and the game finishes 0-0, Bet365 will refund your money. So once you’ve looked at Lawro’s tips, head on over to our good friends at Bet365 and get your money down.

Sunderland vs Manchester United

Lawro Prediction: Manchester United win 2-0

Manchester United win price: 3/4

Correct score price: 7/1

Bournemouth vs Stoke

Lawro Prediction: Bournemouth win 2-0

Bournemouth win price: 21/20

Correct score price: 9/1

Crystal Palace vs Watford

Lawro Prediction: Crystal Palace win 2-1

Crystal Palace win price: 23/20

Correct score price: 9/1

Everton vs West Brom

Lawro Prediction: Everton win 2-0

Everton win price: 1/2

Correct score price: 13/2

Norwich vs West Ham

Lawro Prediction: Norwich win 2-0

Norwich win price: 11/8

Correct score price: 12/1

Swansea vs Southampton

Lawro Prediction: Southampton win 2-0

Southampton win price: 7/5

Correct score price: 10/1

Chelsea vs Newcastle

Lawro Prediction: Chelsea win 2-0

Chelsea win price: 2/5

Correct score price: 13/2

Arsenal vs Leicester

Lawro Prediction: 1-1 draw

Draw price: 14/5

Correct score price: 7/1

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Lawro Prediction: Liverpool win 2-0

Liverpool win price: 4/5

Correct score price: 15/2

Manchester City vs Tottenham

Lawro Prediction: 2-2 draw

Draw price: 5/2

Correct score price: 12/1

So this is the week that Lawro finally comes round to the fact that Leicester and Tottenham are genuine contenders and real threats to the big teams, as he’s predicting draws for both of them against Arsenal and Manchester City respectively. Now, it could be too little to late for Lawro’s predictions, but it’s good to see he’s finally taken them seriously. Of course, he’s still overestimating Liverpool, and although Villa Park isn’t exactly a fortress and Villa are no great shakes, it takes a brave man to make a prediction this inconsistent team are going to win, whether at home or away.

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