Mark Lawrenson is just one of the many clueless former players who manages to steal a living these days with his clueless opinions.
Last season ‘Lawro’ totally embarrassed himself by going through an entire season with his BBC Sport match by match predictions, without forecasting Liverpool to lose a single game.
This season he has done the same for the team he supports and played for, very amusing. Predicting 19 wins and 10 draws, no defeats.
How about though where he sees all 20 Premier League clubs being now, based on his week by week predictions this season.
With 29 matches gone, how does Mark Lawrenson face up to reality?
This table comparison below is via the My Football Facts website:
There are some classic conflicts.
He does have Man City top of the league based on his predictions but only on goal difference from Man Utd and three points ahead of Spurs, as opposed to the reality of 16 and 20 point gaps.
Amusingly, Mark Lawrenson hasn’t cottoned onto the fact that West Brom are by some distance the worst team in the top division, his forecasts having the Baggies in the top half rather than bottom!
He also has Watford with exactly half (18 instead of 36) of their true points total, in 18th rather than 9th.
Between them, Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield have 92 points, in Mark Lawrenson’s world that should only be 54, a massive 38 points difference.
With Rafa’s team alone, the BBC Sport pundit has Newcastle on 21 points with his predictions, as compared to the actual 29 points.