Mainly for fun, but our GPro EPL expert predictions team wanted to see how we stacked up against the BBC’s very own pundit extraordinaire, Mark Lawrenson.
The Mark Lawrenson predictions column is a great read – although not always spot on. Is the BBC’s football expert worthy of his high salary (paid for by the British public through their TV licence fee) or is he a poor man’s version of the legend Alan Hansen?
It’s time to find out as we put the best that GPro has to offer against Lawro’s predictions. We’ll use the same point scoring system that the BBC predictor employs and keep track of the points as we go.
Lawro’s EPL Predictions Points System
- 10 points are awarded for a correct result (i.e. correctly predicting the winner or that the match will end as a draw).
- 40 points are awarded for predicting the exact scoreline.
As we are only starting this from game week 8, the total points will be different but we’ll keep a tally from hereon in to see if our GPro Premier League predictions match those of Lawro.
|Premier League Fixtures (GW 9)|
Both Lawro’s BBc predictions and ours will be available on Thursday..
GPro’s Score: 40 points
Mark Lawrenson’s Score: 150 points
Mark Lawrenson’s EPL predictions weren’t too bad this week. The BBC’s top football expert hit three correct results – which was more than the expert EPL predictions made by our team. Well done Lawro – but we are confident of pegging you back next weekend.
Image used (of Lawro) taken from Google images (Daily Mail).