The Lawro Challenge – Week 34

All to play for in the Predictor Challenge as everyone sees at least at point for the Hammers this weekend.

Lawro Crystal BallIn Week 33, Rich scored 6 points, Geoff 8 points, and Lawro 7 points. Lawro’s lead has been extended to 12 points. Can he afford to relax? This week we have a reduced league programme but include the two FA Cup semi-finals where we forecast the scores after 90 minutes.

Also, this week I had a look at the league table that was formed by Lawro’s predictions this season. The team at the top of the league were Liverpool. What a surprise! It just goes to show that even when you are being paid to make predictions the bias shows. I am the same, although I am not being paid. I am just an optimist!

The same is true of the pundits on TV. Their lack of neutrality shows through. I even recently heard an ex-Liverpool player when giving his thoughts on a Liverpool game constantly saying “we”. Personally I would prefer to hear the views of neutrals, but I guess I am in the minority as broadcasters always seem to want to involve ex-players of the clubs involved in a particular game. And, anyway, there are probably more ex-Liverpool players doing the pundit job than those from other clubs.

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 34.

 

Rich

Geoff

Lawro

Total after 32 weeks

250

196

261

Score in week 33

6

8

7

Total after 33 weeks

256

204

268

 

 

 

 

Predictions – Week 34

 

 

 

 

Rich

Geoff

Lawro

Saturday

 

 

 

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

2-1

1-1

2-0

Hull v Watford

2-0

2-0

2-1

Swansea v Stoke

1-0

2-1

1-1

West Ham v Everton

2-1

2-2

1-1

Chelsea v Tottenham S/F 90 minutes

0-1

1-4

1-1

Sunday

 

 

 

Burnley v Manchester United

1-2

0-1

1-1

Liverpool v Palace

3-1

4-2

2-0

Arsenal v Man City S/F 90 minutes

2-2

3-4

0-2