BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson will be making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season against a variety of guests.
Lawro’s opponent for this week’s fixtures is Robbie Williams.
The former Take That star will be performing at the BBC Music Awards on Monday.
Williams says he has read Lawro’s predictions – and made his own – for years and claims he has always “battered him”.
They have officially gone head to head twice before, however, and Lawro has won on both occasions – on one occasion winning a side bet for some Take That tickets in the process.
You can make your Premier League predictions now, compare them with those of Lawro, Robbie and other fans, and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.
Williams is a Port Vale fan and he grew up worshipping a host of 1980s Vale stars – and Manchester United midfielder Bryan Robson.
“I loved Bryan because he was Captain Marvel,” he told BBC Sport. “I did Soccer Aid with him one year too and I was captain of the team and, as we were leaving the dressing room to go out on to the pitch, I thought I’d give them a big manly shout of ‘C’mon boys!’.
“But before I could do that, Bryan did a shout of his own. He was on my side, he is my mate and he likes me – and I was terrified of him with this kind of roar that he did, which was primal.
“I remember looking at him, thinking that is why you were captain of England and the player that you were.”
“The best player I played against in Soccer Aid was Diego Maradona.
“Myself and Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard were next to each other and Maradona was coming straight at us. I shouted: “Sheps, Maradona left shoulder.”
“It was another surreal moment in my life – I am on the pitch at Old Trafford, representing England in front of 76,000 and up against Maradona as he is bearing down on goal, and I am telling Ben Shephard to stop him.”
A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.
Last week, Lawro got seven correct results, including two perfect scores, from 10 Premier League matches. That gave him a total of 130 points, his second-highest score of the season.
But it was not enough to beat comedian Tim Vine, who also got seven correct results with two perfect scores, for a total of 130 points that leaves him second on our guest leaderboard.
All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.
Watford v Everton (12:30 GMT)
Everton might have nicked a late point against Manchester United last time out but their form has really hit the buffers.
For me, Toffees manager Ronald Koeman is waiting for the transfer window to open to sort out some of the issues in his squad but he needs some wins before then.
I think he might get one on Saturday. Watford have had a bit of a dip recently too and I am backing Koeman to get a much-needed win.
Lawro’s prediction: 0-2
Robbie’s prediction: Everton are quite a blunt instrument at the moment. A lot is expected of Koeman, but not much is happening apart from mid-table obscurity and the fans need and want more. Watford are having a so-so season, and I think Everton will score, but I am backing the Hornets. 2-1
Arsenal v Stoke
Arsenal completely took West Ham apart last week.
The Gunners are flying at the moment and Alexis Sanchez has become their most important player – more so than Mesut Ozil.
Stoke are on a decent run too and have got themselves in a really comfortable position in the top half of the table.
I don’t see them causing Arsenal too many problems at Emirates Stadium, though, and I think Sanchez will find a way through, again.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
Robbie’s prediction: I am going to go heavy on Arsenal here, and not because they are the team from the other side of my home city. The Gunners are a very potent force right now. 3-1
Stoke didn’t start the season well and it wasn’t looking good for their manager Mark Hughes – I’m a Port Vale fan but I like him, I like Stoke and it is good for the city that they are doing well now, and I am really happy for them.
Begrudgingly it means I’ve got another team to support in the Premier League. I love football and I love watching any game but, if Stoke are playing, I root for them whoever they are playing against – other than Vale, obviously but that is not going to happen in the league any time soon.
Burnley v Bournemouth
Bournemouth got a fantastic result against Liverpool last weekend and I like the way they try to play against every team.
But we’ve seen how difficult Burnley make it for teams at Turf Moor this season, even in games they have lost against Arsenal and Manchester City, and I think they might be a little bit too direct for the Cherries to handle.
It is vital the Clarets get something out of their home games because absolutely nothing is happening for them on the road where they have taken one point from a possible 18.
Robbie’s prediction: Bournemouth are enjoying a fantastic season and their comeback to beat Liverpool was an amazing result. The Cherries’ confidence will be sky-high but, having said all of that, Mystic Rob is predicting a draw in this one. 2-2
Hull v Crystal Palace
I was at Hull’s defeat at Middlesbrough on Monday and they offered very little in attack.
Adama Diomande did not get very much support or many chances up front, which is a real worry for the Tigers.
Crystal Palace got an excellent win against Southampton last time out to end their six-game losing streak.
It was quite apt that Eagles striker Christian Benteke got two of their goals, because he had been criticised for his defensive work in previous weeks.
That’s the difference between these two teams – Palace look a threat going forward, while Hull don’t.
Robbie’s prediction: Palace got a very important win over Southampton at the weekend – Alan Pardew gave the big thumbs up to his chairman Steve Parish at the end, which to me was part Pardew saying: “I told you I would get it right,” and part “don’t sack me”.
Pardew has been given another week to rescue his Palace future and I am sure he has got a sweat on. That being said, the Palace players will have more belief now in the system, the manager and themselves and I think they will have too much for Hull, even though the Tigers are at home. 1-2
Swansea v Sunderland
I am very worried about Swansea’s prospects. I was not convinced by Bob Bradley’s appointment and they concede so many goals.
I know the penalty that led to Tottenham’s first goal in their 5-0 win over the Welsh side last week should not have been given, but the Swans just collapsed after that and they look too easy to play against.
Sunderland have hit a bit of form with three wins from their last four matches but they are still suffering from injury problems – forward Duncan Watmore is out for the season, which is a big blow.
I actually think the Black Cats’ priority will be not to lose this game, because they are back to square one a bit if they do.
A draw would keep their good run going before they play leaders Chelsea on Wednesday.
Lawro’s prediction: 1-1
Robbie’s prediction: The Swans have shipped nine goals in their last two games and have the worst defence in the Premier League this season. I am so glad I don’t have any of their defenders in my fantasy team – they were cheap but that would have proved a wrong move.
Sunderland are having a renaissance but are still in the relegation dogfight and I think the long trip to Wales is going to be a bit miserable for their fans. 3-2
Leicester v Man City (17:30 GMT)
I know Leicester made a lot of changes for their 5-0 Champions League defeat against Porto but that result puts more pressure on them to improve their poor domestic form.
Leicester lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea over the summer and a lot of the players who were so important in them winning the title last season are not in the same form, but there is no substitute for hard work and their players need to take responsibility.
The Foxes need to screw their heads’ back on and quickly, because the other teams around them at the bottom might not have as much quality but they will be fighting hard for survival.
Funnily enough, this game might be just what Leicester need – a big game against a big club.
Teams can definitely get at City too. Pep Guardiola changes his team and his system around a lot and I don’t think Aleksandar Kolarov is a good enough defender to play in a back three.
Alongside him, Nicolas Otamendi’s defensive decision making is poor and I am not convinced by Claudio Bravo in goal either – he got his angles all wrong for Chelsea’s second goal last weekend.
Yes, if City had taken their early chances, they would have beaten Chelsea, but they have got problems at the back.
Fernandinho’s suspension will not help them defensively either and of course up front they are without Sergio Aguero, who is also banned.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-1
Robbie’s prediction: Leicester winning the Premier League showed what a crazy world we live in. Would it be so crazy to think that a team that won the title last season gets relegated this time? I am thinking Leicester are going to lose this one – Kelechi Iheanacho to score City’s goals. 1-2
Chelsea v West Brom (12:00 GMT)
West Brom are on a really good run and I am pleased for Baggies boss Tony Pulis that they are so high in the table – up in seventh place.
The Baggies have done it by being disciplined defensively and hard to break down but, even so, I don’t see them getting anything at Stamford Bridge.
I was really impressed by what Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said after his side’s win over Manchester City because it will stop his players from getting carried away with winning eight in a row.
Conte pointed out that if Sergio Aguero or Kevin de Bruyne had scored with good chances with the score at 1-0 then his players would have been going home empty-handed.
Chelsea got away with it because they stuck at it and got their reward – and some poor goalkeeping by Bravo helped too.
Robbie’s prediction: Chelsea are flying – in attack they are a real force and, defensively, they are really solid too. I don’t see West Brom having much luck at Stamford Bridge. 3-0
Man Utd v Tottenham (14:15 GMT)
The last time Tottenham came here in the league was the first game of last season, when they were unlucky to lose out to a Kyle Walker own goal.
I don’t see them losing on Sunday, though, and this is a really tough game for Manchester United, who have got a long trip and a frozen pitch to contend with in the Europa League on Thursday.
Some of Spurs’ attacking players have started to rediscover their form. That, along with their defensive solidity, should ensure they don’t leave empty-handed.
I’m going for another 1-1 draw, which seems to be the most popular scoreline at Old Trafford at the moment.
Tottenham are fifth going into the weekend, one place above United and to me they look more like breaking into the top four. They have more pace in their team and, at the moment, better players in key positions.
Robbie’s prediction: United have dropped so many points recently by conceding really sloppy late goals. There is a lack of confidence around Old Trafford right now. Tottenham are scoring goals again and their defence is always tight so this is going to be tough, but I think United will edge it. 1-0
Southampton v Middlesbrough (14:15 GMT)
Southampton did not put up much resistance in their defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, which was one of those performances that mid-table clubs throw in now and again.
I would expect Saints to improve on that showing here, but they will have to break down a Middlesbrough team who are very defensive minded and have had some good results on the road.
You sometimes hear about teams being well organised but Boro take it a step further – they have got midfielders who don’t cross the half-way line.
Watching them beat Hull on Monday, I could have closed my eyes and, apart from Gaston Ramirez, who roamed a bit more, would still know where every one of their players was.
Robbie’s prediction: Southampton lost at Palace last week but it was a bit of a freak result. Saints have a very strong backline that they will probably be losing half of in the January transfer market – good luck to them replacing them again, but they seem to do it season after season. 2-0
Liverpool v West Ham (16:30 GMT)
When West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said this week that his players lacked intensity in training I think it was a message to the Hammers’ owners as well as his squad.
A few of their players were outstanding last season but have not really got going in this campaign. Bilic cannot say to them ‘pull your fingers out or I am going to sell you’ so he is trying a different approach.
I suspect he has tried a few different things already but they have not worked and he has probably been looking at his team and thinking you are not giving me enough – and now he is telling everyone else what he is seeing too.
Liverpool’s defeat by Bournemouth last week was a blow but I think it will just be a hiccup. The Reds are still a good side, and are still well placed at the top of the table.
However, if you score three goals away from home in the Premier League you have got to win and I think the only fly in the ointment for Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp is their goalkeeper situation.
Klopp has stuck his neck out with Loris Karius and said you are my number one and I just wonder now if he is privately thinking ‘what do I do now?’ because Simon Mignolet is a better goalkeeper, no question.
I think Klopp has to bring Mignolet back on Sunday and forget about how Karius might lose confidence if he is dropped. He might improve but at the moment he is just not good enough – we saw that against the Cherries.
It might not appear to be a factor against a struggling West Ham team, especially because Liverpool have already blown a few teams apart at Anfield this season, but we see plenty of surprise results in the Premier League and Klopp will not want to risk another one.
Robbie’s prediction: I would like West Ham boss Slaven Bilic to do well because he is the rock ‘n’ roll manager but I think Liverpool are just going to have too much for them. Divock Origi to get a brace. 3-1
Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.
Lawro’s best score: 140 points (week three v Laura Trott)
Lawro’s worst score: 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)
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