BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

Lawro’s opponents for this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures are former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas and Radio 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson, who is a Chelsea fan.

Jenas and Nelson are near neighbours and occasional golf partners but will not be going to Wembley together and do not agree on the outcome of Saturday’s semi-final

Jenas and Nelson made their predictions live on Radio 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth show on Thursday.

Jenas, who played for Spurs between 2005 and 2013, will be at Wembley on Saturday as a BBC pundit for his old club’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

“From a neutral point of view, this is the game everyone wants to see right now with the two top teams in the Premier League going at it,” Jenas said.

“I don’t think there has been a bigger game in the FA Cup for a few years now.

“Everyone was expecting Chelsea to run away and win the league – now we get the opportunity to see them go head to head to get to the final.”

Nelson, who has been a Chelsea season ticket holder for more than 20 years, will be at the game as a fan and thinks his side are underdogs.

“Tottenham are the favourites,” Nelson explained. “They are playing some fluid football.

“I have to be honest with you, when they come on the TV now I don’t like watching.

“But what I do is go out of the room for half an hour and when I come back in they are always 2-0 up, and the game is over. They are destroying everybody.”

FA Cup semi-final predictions
Result Lawro Jermaine Trevor
Chelsea v Tottenham x-x 1-1* 1-2 2-1
Arsenal v Man City x-x 0-2 1-3 2-4

* Chelsea to win AET and pens

Premier League predictions – week 33
Result Lawro Jermaine Trevor
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough x-x 2-0 2-1 2-1
Hull City v Watford x-x 2-1 1-0 2-2
Swansea City v Stoke City x-x 1-1 1-1 1-2
West Ham v Everton x-x 1-1 1-2 1-3
Burnley v Man Utd x-x 1-1 1-1 1-3
Liverpool v Crystal Palace x-x 2-0 1-2 2-1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

You can make your Premier League predictions now and compare them with those of Lawro and other fans by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.


All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated.


Bournemouth v Middlesbrough (Premier League)

Bournemouth were thumped at Tottenham last weekend – they lost 4-0 but the scoreline could have been anything.

Middlesbrough went down to a much narrower defeat, losing 2-1 at home to Arsenal on Monday, and have now gone 15 league games without a win.

Boro still aren’t much of a threat when they attack, and that is the biggest difference between the two sides – the Cherries struggle defensively sometimes but they are good going forward.

While Boro have the staunch smell of relegation about them, Bournemouth probably only need one more win to be safe, and I think they will get it on Saturday.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Jermaine’s prediction: 2-1

Trevor’s prediction: 2-1

Hull City v Watford (Premier League)

Watford already look safe, after last week’s win over Swansea took them to the 40-point mark.

Watford not safe yet – Mazzarri

Hull still have work to do but they will be confident of winning this game because of their home record under Marco Silva, who has picked up 16 points out of a possible 18.

The Tigers are not only good at the KCOM Stadium, they are very good in the second half there – that is when they have scored 10 of their 14 goals during that unbeaten run.

They always seem capable of stepping things up later in the game if they have to, which is an extremely useful in their situation.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-0

Trevor’s prediction: 2-2

Swansea City v Stoke City (Premier League)

Swansea have taken one point from their last six matches and boss Paul Clement says this is the club’s biggest game since the Championship play-off final in 2011.

I agree, but I am not confident they will win it.

John Motson’s damning indictment of Swansea City

For whatever reason, Swans striker Fernando Llorente was just not at it during their defeat by Watford last time out. Swansea badly need a performance from him this time.

It is hard to know what to expect from Stoke, who ended a four-game losing streak by beating Hull, but I am going to go with a draw.

That is not really enough for Swansea but, unlike Hull who are full of self-belief at home, I think the Welsh side are short of the confidence they need to get themselves out of trouble.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Jermaine’s prediction: 1-1

Trevor’s prediction: 1-2

West Ham v Everton (Premier League)

West Ham are another team who are clear of the relegation scrap, although the Hammers still have issues.

For some reason Slaven Bilic’s future as manager remains in doubt,