A table of Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions is utterly predictable 5 years ago

A table of Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions is utterly predictable

Mark Lawrenson's weekly Premier League predictions have been compiled into a table, and it makes tremendous reading for Liverpool.

Lawrenson predicts the results of each Premier League fixture for the BBC Sport website, usually pitting his wits against a celebrity.


Here's how the final table looked last season based on the predictions of the former Liverpool defender:


And, with one game to play this season, Liverpool are unbeaten. Jurgen Klopp's side are heading into the final day with 89 points and the chance to win their first league title since 1990.

According to Lawro, anyway.

A website called My Football Facts have diligently compiled the pundit's predictions, and Lawrenson only has two teams in their correct place ahead of the final week of the season.


Liverpool are top, champions Chelsea in second, with Manchester City in third and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Manchester United in fourth place on goal difference.

Lawrenson predicted two of the three relegated teams - Middlesbrough and Hull City - but Sunderland, the worst team in the division this season by some distance, are in 14th place.

Even in David Moyes' wildest dreams, such a lofty position wouldn't have been attainable for the awful Black Cats.


We're not sure if Lawro has watched much of Sunderland this season, or listened to the downcast Moyes, but he appears to have grossly overestimated their ability on a weekly basis.

Leicester City are in seventh, a massive 22 points ahead of eighth placed Everton, the rivals of Lawrenson's former team.

But, of course, predictions make mugs of us all, so we probably shouldn't be too harsh on Lawro.


Here's his predictions table and the actual Premier League table ahead of the final week of the season: