Lawro's final-day Premier League predictions v rock band Royal Blood

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson has made a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season.

The final table based on all of his predictions is at the bottom of this page.

In Lawro’s league table, Chelsea and Liverpool finished joint champions and, overall, he has seven teams out of 20 in their correct positions going into the final round of fixtures.

Lawro has been pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season and his opponent for the final round of fixtures is drummer Ben Thatcher from rock band Royal Blood.

Royal Blood

Thatcher is a Brighton fan who is looking forward to seeing his side in the top flight next season after their promotion from the Championship.

“If you look at where the club was 20 years ago, getting to the Premier League is an amazing achievement,” he told BBC Sport. “It is going to be a great season.

“It will be all about staying up and, with the right signings, it can happen. We might even do a Leicester and win the title – who knows?”

The parade

The Seagulls held their promotion parade last week after returning to the top flight for the first time since 1983.

“It was a day that the club will always remember,” Thatcher said.

“I won’t remember it as well as most people because I got off a plane and went straight down to the seafront and partied hard.

“But it was great to see how excited the whole city was that we had been promoted – it has pulled everyone together and we are all supporting our club.”

Premier League predictions – week 38
Result Lawro Royal Blood
Arsenal v Everton x-x 2-0 1-1
Burnley v West Ham x-x 2-0 1-2
Chelsea v Sunderland x-x 3-0 3-0
Hull City v Tottenham x-x 0-2 0-2
Leicester v Bournemouth x-x 2-0 2-2
Liverpool v Middlesbrough x-x 2-0 3-1
Man Utd v Crystal Palace x-x 1-1 2-1
Southampton v Stoke City x-x 1-2 2-0
Swansea City v West Brom x-x 2-1 1-1
Watford v Man City x-x 0-3 1-4

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

You can make your Premier League predictions now and compare them with those of Lawro and other fans by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.


All kick-offs 15:00 BST


Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal v Everton

It appears Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is going to stay on for another year or two and, if that is the case, I am not sure why they have kept it such a big secret.

So, it does not look like this will be Wenger’s final game at the Emirates Stadium, but it could be Alexis Sanchez’s – the future of the Gunners striker is still in doubt.