Premier League Boxing Day predictions: Lawro v The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins

West Brom manager Alan Pardew is still awaiting his first victory after five games in charge: can he finally celebrate a victory when his opposite side faces Everton on Boxing Day?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "You can see that Pardew is trying to change the way the Baggies play and be a little more offensive."

" They lost 3-1 at Stoke on Saturday, but honestly, when the score was 2-1, they had plenty of opportunities to equalize and I think their luck against the goal will change soon."

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Lawro obtained 80 points in week 19 which means that he climbed to 3,072th place of more than 335,000 users.

Will make a prediction for the 380 high-flying games this season, against a variety of guests.

This week, Lawro assumes Justin Hawkins, singer with the rock band The Darkness.

Hawkins supports Manchester United and Norwich City "for dreams of glory and adolescence and geographical reasons" and used to play a lot of football.

He told the BBC Sport: "I spent many happy years as a forward for New House FC in the Sunday League of Lowestoft, they were great men, and I miss them terribly."

Justin (left) and The Darkness. His last album, Pinewood Smile, reached the top 10 in October

"I stopped when I moved in with my wife and daughter in Switzerland, but I feel I could have made a John Wark and gradually fell to the midfield, defense, goalkeeper and finally assistant manager.

"I used to spend Sunday mornings chasing loose balls, feeding on the remains and rebounds of my attack partner James Hurren. I ran a lot, often in vain. But I will never forget the feeling of marking a header on my Beccles debut somewhere.

"I just nodded in a beautiful cross of Craig & Cheese and Aldred that landed right in my face and made it impossible to not see her." The boys said they had never seen anyone So happy, in spite of the treacherous tone conditions, it was worth getting trench foot.

"As you can see, I like these memories"


Premier League predictions – week 20
Result Lawro Justin
Tottenham v Southampton xx 2-0 2-1
Bournemouth v West Ham xx 1-1 0-1
Chelsea v Brighton xx 2-0 4-0
Huddersfield v Stoke xx 1 -1 1-1
Man Utd v Burnley xx 2-0 3 -1
Watford v Leicester xx 1-2 1-2
West Brom v Everton xx 1-0 0-0
Liverpool v Swansea x 3-0 5-0
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Newcastle v Man City xx 0-2 0-2
Crystal Palace v Arsenal xx 1-1 0-2

A correct result (choose a victory, a draw or a loss) is worth 10 points . The exact score wins 40 points.


All kicks 15:00 GMT unless otherwise indicated.


Tottenham v Southampton (12:30 GMT)

The vultures revolve around Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino, whose side has won only one of his last 10 Premier League games.

It is a difficult question for Saints to return to the winning forms in this game, although going to Wembley could help them – it definitely concentrates the mind because it is a special and different place to go to another terrain.

There have not been many teams this season and they have not had any kind of performance, apart from Liverpool and Stoke.

I still believe that Tottenham will win. His victory and performance against Burnley on Saturday raised the sadness that had just begun to fall in his season.

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In many ways, the biggest story for Southampton on the day of boxing could be where will Virgil van Dijk be?

The Dutch defender He was left on the bench against Chelsea midweek and was not even part of the team for Saturday's draw with Huddersfield.

If the decision is tactical, which is how Pellegrino explained it, that's fine. But I do not understand why leaving him out of the team is tactical?

Pellegrino asks for the consistency of the Saints

Everyone knows that there is history here, with Van Dijk who wants to leave last summer.