The Lawro Challenge – Week 22

What predictions are in store for the last weekend of the Year of the Monkey and before the Lawro challenge enters the Year of the Rooster?

Lawro Crystal BallTwenty-one rounds of games in the Premier League have now been completed. That means we have now predicted the results of 210 matches. In Week 21, Rich scored 6 points, Geoff 9 points, and Lawro 6 points.

It is still relatively close at the top with Rich maintaining his six point advantage over Lawro, with Geoff 39 points off the lead. But if you break it down into small chunks, then if Geoff can win by three points each week (as he did with last week’s predictions), then with 17 weeks to go, and over 500 points that can be won, he can still finish on top. What are the chances?

It is interesting to note that Lawro makes his predictions on the BBC Sport website, and goes up against a guest personality each week. The guest personalities can be anyone from sportsmen / sportswomen, actors, comedians, musicians, politicians etc., but never anyone from the football world, either past or present. In the 21 weeks that have elapsed to date, he has been beaten seven times by his guests, some of whom profess to know little about football, or the Premier League. So one in three guests beat him, although he is no doubt paid to be an “expert pundit”. Obviously there is an element of luck in predicting the correct scores, but less so in predicting the correct results.

In this challenge we award one point for a correct result, and a further two points (making three in total) if the score prediction is spot on.

We now proceed to week 22.

 

Rich

Geoff

Lawro

Total after 20 weeks

167

125

161

Score in week 21

6

9

6

Total after 21 weeks

173

134

167

 

 

 

 

Predictions – Week 22

 

 

 

 

Rich

Geoff

Lawro

Saturday

 

 

 

Liverpool v Swansea

3-0

4-0

3-0

Bournemouth v Watford

3-1

2-0

2-1

Palace v Everton

1-1

2-2

1-1

Middlesbrough v West Ham

1-2

0-1

1-1

Stoke v Man Utd

1-2

1-1

1-1

West Brom v Sunderland

2-0

3-1

2-0

Man City v Tottenham

1-2

2-3

2-2

Sunday

 

 

 

Southampton v Leicester

2-1

0-1

1-1

Arsenal v Burnley

3-0

3-0

2-0

Chelsea v Hull

3-0

5-1

3-0