Premier League 2018/19 table: How Mark Lawrenson’s predictions this season compare to final standings

Fair play to Mark Lawrenson, the Liverpool legend and BBC pundit has once again completed a whole campaign of Premier League predictions.

Every Friday, without fail, the former Reds defender gives his views on the weekend’s games to preview the latest action.

Liverpool legend and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson

Liverpool legend and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson

Across the 2018/19 campaign he managed 42 correct scores, 162 right results, and made 176 incorrect predictions

Those who play talkSPORT’s Predictor game know just how hard it is to do, but how did Lawro do when you compare his end of season table to the real final standings?

The fine people over at MyFootballFacts.com have been keeping tabs and you can check out how he got on below.


20. Huddersfield

According to Lawro, the Terriers should have finished bottom of the pile on 15 points. They would have this record: W3 D6 L29

Reality: He almost got it spot on with his prediction as they ended with 16 points. Their record is: W3 D7 L28

Huddersfield fans got behind their team until the very end.

Huddersfield fans got behind their team until the very end.

According to Lawro, the Bluebirds were his pick to finish 19th on just 16 points. They would have this record: W3 D7 L28

Reality: Cardiff significantly over-performed his prediction but were still relegated in 18th place, with 34 points and this record: W10 D4 L24

Neil Warnock and his men did far better than Lawro imagined

Neil Warnock and his men did far better than Lawro imagined

18. Brighton

Lawro’s prediction: the Seagulls would finish 18th on 30 points. They would have this record: W7 D9 L22

Reality: Brighton managed to stay in the top-flight by two points, finishing 17th on 36 points with this record: W9 D9 L20

Lawro, like many others, felt Brighton could have gone down

Lawro, like many others, felt Brighton could have gone down

17. Fulham

According to Lawro, the Cottagers would be 17th on 32 points. They would have this record: W9 D5 L24

Reality: The Cottagers failed to stay up, finishing 19th on 26 points with this record: W7 D5 L26

it wasn’t to be for Fulham

it wasn’t to be for Fulham

16. Crystal Palace

According to Lawro, the Eagles would have ended the campaign 16th on 36 points. They would have this record: W9 D9 L20

Reality: Roy Hodgson led his men to 12th and a points tally of 49 with this record: W14 D7 L17

Palace over-performed under Roy Hodgson compared with how Lawro predicted

Palace over-performed under Roy Hodgson compared with how Lawro predicted

15. Southampton

According to Lawro, the Saints would have been 15th on 37 points. They would have this record: W11 D4 L24

Reality: Ralph Hasenhuttl saved them from relegation but only got them to 16th on 39 points with this record: W9 D12 L17

Nathan Redmond turned on the style to get the Saints out of trouble

Nathan Redmond turned on the style to get the Saints out of trouble

14. AFC Bournemouth

According to Lawro, the Cherries would have finished 14th on 37 points. They would have this record: W10 D7 L21

Reality: The Cherries ended up in 14th on 45 points with this record: W13 D6 L19

Can Eddie Howe finally take the Cherries a step further next year?

Can Eddie Howe finally take the Cherries a step further next year?

13. Watford

According to Lawro, the FA Cup finalists would have ended the year in 13th on 39 points. They would have this record: W11 D6 L21

Reality: The Hornets finished 11th on 50 points with this record: W14 D8 L16

Watford dropped off at the end of the season with the FA Cup final on their minds

Watford dropped off at the end of the season with the FA Cup final on their minds

12. West Ham United

According to Lawro, the Hammers should have finished 12th on 39 points. They would have this record: W11 D6 L21

Reality: The Hammers finished well in 10th on 52 points with this record: W15 D7 L16

West Ham did much better than Lawro expected

West Ham did much better than Lawro expected

11. Newcastle United

According to Lawro, the Magpies would have finished in 11th on 49 points. They would have this record: W14 D7 L17

Reality: Rafael Benitez’s men did well to get up to 13th on 45 points with this record: W12 D9 L17

Rafael Benitez continues to work wonders at St James’ Park

Rafael Benitez continues to work wonders at St James’ Park

10. Burnley

According to Lawro, the Clarets would have finished 10th on 50 points. They would have this record: W13 D11 L14

Reality: Sean Dyche’s men ended the campaign in 15th on 40 points with this record: W11 D7 L20

Sean Dyche under-performed compared with Lawro’s predictions

Sean Dyche under-performed compared with Lawro’s predictions

9. Wolverhampton Wanderers

According to Lawro, Wolves would have been ninth on 51 points. They would have this record: W16 D3 L19

Reality: Nuno Espirito Santo’s side over-performed his expectations and finished seventh on 57 points with this record: W16 D9 L13

Can Nuno Espirito Santo get Wolves into the top six next season?

Can Nuno Espirito Santo get Wolves into the top six next season?

8. Everton

According to Lawro, the Toffees would be eighth on 63 points. They would have this record: W19 D6 L13

Reality: They ended up in eighth on 54 points with this record: W15 D9 L14

Lawro was almost bang on with his thoughts about Everton

Lawro was almost bang on with his thoughts about Everton

7. Leicester

According to Lawro, the Foxes would be seventh on 66 points. They would have this record: W20 D6 L12

Reality: Leicester ended the season in ninth 52 points with this record: W15 D7 L16

Leicester had a promising season but weren’t as good as Lawro expected

Leicester had a promising season but weren’t as good as Lawro expected

6. Arsenal

According to Lawro, the Gunners should have finished sixth on 67 points. They would have this record: W20 D7 L11

Reality: Arsenal managed to finish fifth on 70 points with this record: W21 D7 L10

Lawro was almost spot on with his prediction for Arsenal

Lawro was almost spot on with his prediction for Arsenal

5. Chelsea

According to Lawro, the Blues would have ended the season fifth on 76 points. They would have this record: W23 D7 L8

Reality: Chelsea managed to grab third spot with 72 points with this record:  W21 D9 L8

Chelsea over-performed compare to Lawro’s predictions

Chelsea over-performed compare to Lawro’s predictions

4. Tottenham

According to Lawro, Spurs would have finished fourth on 80 points. They would have this record: W23 D11 L4

Reality: Tottenham did finish fourth but struggled towards the end of the campaign and accumulated 71 points with this record: W23 D2 L13

Spurs didn’t quite get the points Lawro thought, but he got the position right

Spurs didn’t quite get the points Lawro thought, but he got the position right

3. Manchester United

According to Lawro, the Red Devils should have finished third on 90 points. They would have this record: W28 D6 L4

Reality: Manchester United finished the campaign terribly in sixth and had the record: W19 D9 L10

Manchester United were woeful this season and under-performed a huge amount

Manchester United were woeful this season and under-performed a huge amount

2. Liverpool

According to Lawro, the Reds would have finished second on 92 points. They would have this record: W27 D11 L0

Reality: Liverpool did even better than he imagined, securing 97 points with a record of: W30 D7 L1

Disappointment for Liverpool but the Reds did far better than imagined

Disappointment for Liverpool but the Reds did far better than imagined

1. Manchester City

According to Lawro, the Cityzens would have finished first on 106 points – a Premier League record. They would have this record: W34 D4 L0

Reality: Manchester City won the Premier League with 98 points with this record: W32 D2 L4

Manchester City were phenomenal but it’s understandable they didn’t match Lawro’s incredible prediction

Manchester City were phenomenal but it’s understandable they didn’t match Lawro’s incredible prediction

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