Liverpool took the native glory in Wednesday’s Merseyside derby however who can be celebrating when the pink and blue halves of Manchester meet on Saturday?

“Manchester Town are nonetheless an excellent workforce – that has no longer replaced simply because they’ve had the atypical dangerous outcome this season,” stated BBC soccer knowledgeable Mark Lawrenson.

“They would really like to overcome United, and they’re the simpler aspect – so that’s what I believe will occur.”

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight suits this season, in opposition to quite a lot of visitors.

This week he’s up in opposition to former tennis global primary Andy Murray.

Murray’s grandad performed for Hibs so he grew up as partial to the Easter Street membership.

“The entire circle of relatives helps them so I used to visit numerous video games,” he informed BBC Game.

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“It has all the time been tough to observe them when I’m travelling since the Scottish league isn’t on world wide, while with the Premier League you’ll be able to see it anyplace.

“So I practice Arsenal now too just a little bit however, sure, I’m without a doubt into my soccer. I used to play so much when I used to be more youthful, however I had to choose from soccer and tennis when I used to be 14 or 15.

“It’s tough to stay doing each and dedicate sufficient time to either one of them, however there may be numerous stuff about soccer that I omit.

“I just like the workforce component and enjoying along your pals, however at that age it was once so much more uncomplicated for me – as a result of they’d a rating gadget in tennis from the age of 12, I knew in point of fact what stage I used to be at in the case of Eu requirements.

“While with soccer, I used to be all proper in my workforce, however I used to be most certainly garbage within the grand scheme of items so I’m happy I made the selection to head for tennis.”

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Murray may nonetheless have a long run in soccer, alternatively, if he follows up his previous dependancy to Soccer Supervisor via shifting into the dug-out in actual lifestyles.

He defined: “I performed numerous Soccer Supervisor rising up – it killed numerous time at the street – but it surely additionally turned into somewhat of a subject when I used to be staying up overdue to play it.

“I needed to scale back a couple of years in the past. When I used to be in Spain, myself and a pal would have two groups every – we have been staying up till 3am, and we might get started coaching at 8am, so I needed to forestall enjoying it.

“So far as soccer training is going, I’ve been requested if there have been some other jobs I might be concerned about doing, and I might care to do one thing in recreation.

“Soccer is one thing that has all the time me and, it will be a amusing factor to check out.

“A large number of other people suppose they might do a just right activity, and that they know what groups will have to be doing, however there may be much more to it than that.”

‘Resurfacing’, the tale of Murray’s go back from main hip surgical treatment at the beginning of 2019 to win an ATP identify lower than a yr later, is to be had now to observe on Amazon High.

Premier League predictions – week 16
Everton v Chelseax-x1-11-2
Bournemouth v Liverpoolx-x0-21-2
Tottenham v Burnleyx-x2-02-0
Watford v Crystal Palacex-x1-11-1
Guy Town v Guy Utdx-x2-03-1
Aston Villa v Leicesterx-x1-11-2
Newcastle v Southamptonx-x2-11-1
Norwich v Sheff Utdx-x1-11-2
Brighton v Wolvesx-x2-10-1
West Ham v Arsenalx-x2-01-1

A right kind outcome (choosing a win, draw or defeat) is price 10 issues. The precise rating earns 40 issues.


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT until said.


Everton v Chelsea (12:30 GMT)

Issues simply went from dangerous to worse for Marco Silva so it was once no marvel to peer him sacked via Everton on Thursday. No matter he attempted, it was once simply no longer running.

Silva says force has ended in his gamers making errors

Duncan Ferguson has been named because the Toffees’ transient supervisor for this sport and I believe we will be able to see a response from their gamers, simply because there can be any individual other in fee, although it isn’t Silva’s everlasting successor.

Chelsea are going effectively and collected some other 3 issues in opposition to Aston Villa however, now they’ve made the exchange, I simply fancy Everton to get one thing from this one.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Andy’s prediction: 1-2

Bournemouth v Liverpool

By contrast to Everton, no matter Liverpool do nowadays simply assists in keeping on figuring out for them.

I used to be at Anfield for the Merseyside derby and my ideas once I noticed Jurgen Klopp’s much-changed aspect to stand Everton will also be summed up in a single phrase – ‘gamble’.

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It paid off regardless that. I perceive the gamers he introduced in have been running extraordinarily arduous in coaching and Klopp simply idea ‘contemporary legs, give them a cross’ and it would no longer have labored out any higher for him.

Bournemouth, in the meantime, are suffering. They’ve misplaced 4 league video games in a row, with their newest defeat coming in opposition to Crystal Palace’s 10 males on Tuesday – I do not see them having any pleasure right here, both.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Andy’s prediction: Liverpool have received a couple of tight ones in recent years. 1-2

Tottenham v Burnley

Burnley are some other workforce to have hit the buffers somewhat, struggling back-to-back house defeats in opposition to Crystal Palace and Manchester Town.

Tottenham didn’t in point of fact get going at Outdated Trafford in midweek however I’m anticipating them to be a long way higher this time. If this is the case, they will have to win lovely conveniently.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Andy’s prediction: 2-0

Watford v Crystal Palace

It looks as if Watford’s period in-between supervisor Hayden Mullins will nonetheless be in fee for this sport because the Hornets seek for their 3rd supervisor of the season.

This can be a tricky sport for Mullins, as a result of Crystal Palace are going nice nowadays.

However Watford are at house, and the reality they’re going to appoint any individual quickly would possibly convey one thing additional out in their gamers. They may well be questioning who’s looking at.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Andy’s prediction: 1-1

Guy Town v Guy Utd (17:30 GMT)

I do know United performed rather well of their win over Tottenham on Wednesday, and that they’ve had some just right effects in opposition to the larger golf equipment this season.

However from their wins over Chelsea and Spurs to their draw with Liverpool, the ones effects have all come at Outdated Trafford, and they’ve nonetheless best received as soon as away within the league – at Norwich.

Town have been spectacular as they beat Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night time and for Gabriel Jesus to attain two times was once extra just right information for them.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Andy’s prediction: If Paul Pogba have been to be again that will assist United just a little bit, however I’m going with Town. 3-1


Aston Villa v Leicester (14:00 GMT)

Leicester are on a wonderful run – they’ve received their previous seven league video games since shedding at Anfield on Five October.

However their effects imply individuals are realising what a just right aspect they’re and they’re reacting to the danger they pose via planning for them.

I believe groups will realise they can’t be open in opposition to the Foxes as a result of they are going to undo you at the ruin.

If Villa do stay issues tight, I believe they are going to select up some extent.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Andy’s prediction: 1-2

Newcastle v Southampton (14:00 GMT)

Saints are on a just right little run with seven issues from their previous 3 video games however I have been inspired via Newcastle lately too and they’re beginning to allay any fears of relegation.

Their house shape was once no longer nice in the beginning beneath Steve Bruce, however they’ve best misplaced as soon as beneath him at St James’ Park and their effects there could have helped him win the fanatics over.

The Magpies were given an excellent win in opposition to Sheffield United on Thursday night time and I’m backing them once more on Sunday.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Andy’s prediction: 1-1

Norwich v Sheff Utd (14:00 GMT)

Sheffield United slipped up at house to Newcastle in midweek however they’re nonetheless unbeaten away within the league, even if they’ve drawn six in their seven video games at the street.

I’m going to head for some other draw for them right here, even if I’m really not in point of fact satisfied via Norwich.

The Canaries gave the impression of they have been turning a nook till they went to Southampton and misplaced on Wednesday, they usually in point of fact wish to get started construction some shape at house quickly.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Andy’s prediction: Sheffield United had been on fireplace. 1-2

Brighton v Wolves (16:30 GMT)

Wolves have no longer misplaced within the Premier League since 14 September, and are obviously an excessively well-drilled aspect with a artful trainer in Nuno Espirito Santo.

They’ve scored some vital overdue targets in that point too, which is an invaluable addiction to have, however I simply have a sense that their run will finish right here.

Brighton will reason them some issues – the Seagulls must paintings arduous to carry out regardless that.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Andy’s prediction: 0-1


West Ham v Arsenal (20:00 GMT)

Either one of those groups have were given issues, however Arsenal’s away shape is most certainly the largest factor right here.

The Gunners’ protecting isn’t getting any higher both and, if West Ham flip up for this one, I believe they are going to win.

Till Arsenal appoint a supervisor, it’s tough to understand what course they’re going in – however it seems that to be downwards nowadays.

Their probabilities of securing Champions League soccer for subsequent season via making the highest 4 are beginning to glance faraway.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Andy’s prediction: They’re each suffering nowadays. Let’s opt for a draw. 1-1

Lawro was once talking to BBC Game’s Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do closing week?

From the midweek fixtures, Lawro were given 5 right kind effects, together with two actual rankings for a complete of 110 issues.

He beat College Problem big name Bobby Seagull, who were given six right kind effects, however with one actual rating, for a complete of 90 issues.

1Guy Town15140142+2
7Guy Utd1575326-1
=10Aston Villa1553718+6
=12West Ham1552817+3
=18Crystal Palace1524910-11
=18Sheff Utd15311110-9


RatingVisitor leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
100Adam Peaty
90Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
87Lawro (reasonable after 15 weeks)
80Stephen Graham
70Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Invoice Williams, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Neil Jones, Tommy O’Dell
30Seth Rollins
General rankings after week 15

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