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

Lawro’s opponent for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures is British NBA star Luol Deng.

The 30-year-old Miami Heat forward grew up in south London and is an Arsenal fan.

Luol Deng

Deng, who joined Miami Heat from Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, is the only British player in the NBA

Deng says he cannot bear to tip Tottenham to beat Chelsea and is backing the Gunners to bounce back from last week’s defeat at West Brom when they play Norwich on Sunday.

“You already know what I am going to say about that game,” he told BBC Sport. “The Gunners will win, and we are on our way back to the top of the table.”

You can hear some of his tales of following Arsenal on Football Focus at 11:30 GMT on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions – Week 14

Result Lawro Deng

SATURDAY

Aston Villa v Watford

x-x

1-1

2-1

Bournemouth v Everton

x-x

2-1

1-3

Crystal Palace v Newcastle

x-x

1-1

2-0

Man City v Southampton

x-x

2-0

2-3

Sunderland v Stoke

x-x

2-1

0-1

Leicester v Man Utd

x-x

1-2

3-1

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Chelsea

x-x

1-1

1-1

West Ham v West Brom

x-x

2-1

4-0

Liverpool v Swansea

x-x

2-0

2-0

Norwich v Arsenal

x-x

0-2

0-4

Our scoring system has changed this season and a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is now worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

Last week, Lawro got four correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores.

His score of 40 points saw him draw with WWE wrestler Neville, who also picked four correct results and no perfect scores.

We are keeping a record of the totals for Lawro and his guests (below), and showing a table of how the Premier League would look if all of Lawro’s predictions were correct (at the bottom of the page).

Make your own predictions now, compare them to Lawro and other fans and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.

Total scores after week 13

Lawro

960

Guests

690

LAWRO’S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

Aston Villa v Watford

Aston Villa were just swept aside by Everton last week – it was not just the 4-0 defeat that must have been worrying for manager Remi Garde, it was the way they put up so little resistance.

Villa did not look like scoring, which is a problem in itself, but an even bigger issue is the way they were shipping goals.

They seriously look like relegation fodder at the moment, and it is difficult to know what Garde will do to try to change things round.

The situation with Jack Grealish, who has been dropped from the first team squad because of a lack of professionalism, has hardly helped.

Grealish has been disciplined by being made to train with Villa’s under-21 side and now he needs to grow up quickly – otherwise he could end up on the scrapheap as another promising player who never actually delivered on his potential.

Watford probably thought they had done enough to get a point against Manchester United when Troy Deeney scored their late equaliser. It wasn’t to be, but they played well enough.

I really fancy the Hornets here, but Villa are at home and Garde will have worked them all week defensively so I am expecting an improvement from them.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Deng’s prediction: 2-1

Bournemouth v Everton

Everton were really good against Villa last weekend and it is interesting to see how their team has developed since the start of the season, with Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu coming into the starting line-up.

Bournemouth really should have got three points against Swansea last time out – to be 2-0 up against a team that is not playing well, and surrendering the lead, is just not good enough.

This is a gut feeling more than anything else, but I am going to go for a Bournemouth win.

It is certainly not based on their previous form, because they have only won one of their last 10 league games, but they are still creating chances and scoring goals and I think they will get the win they have been waiting for on Saturday.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Deng’s prediction: I’m backing Romelu Lukaku to get a hat-trick for Everton. 1-3

Crystal Palace v Newcastle

This is a big game for Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew against his former club, but probably an even bigger one for Newcastle manager Steve McClaren.

I thought the Magpies would build on their win at Bournemouth when they played Leicester but they ended up being taken apart.

Palace will be expecting to win but then they expected to beat Sunderland on Monday night too, and they did not create many opportunities in that game.

In fairness to the Black Cats, they got what they came for which was a clean sheet and a win, but Newcastle cannot play like that so this game will be more open.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Deng’s prediction: Come on the Palace, they have got to do it for south London. 2-0

Man City v Southampton

Manchester City cannot be as bad again as they were last week against Liverpool. As well as Liverpool played, City were woeful.

Saints are unbeaten away from home this season but they do not score many goals – they have only managed seven in six games on the road – and I think City will find a way of winning this one.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Deng’s prediction: I’m going for Southampton because Arsenal need them to win this one. 2-3

Sunderland v Stoke

Credit to Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce, he played three at the back – or five, depending how you look at it – in Monday’s win at Selhurst Park, after it failed badly against Everton.

It worked for him this time and I have a feeling he will do the same again on Saturday.

Stoke are probably the hardest team to predict in the Premier League – I got them wrong again last week, when they won at Southampton.

The Potters have only lost one of their last 10 gamers in all competitions and midfielder Glenn Whelan said this week that Mark Hughes’ side could make the top six but, for me, they are not quite at that level.

They are a solid mid-table side but their biggest problem is they are not a team with bundles of goals in them – they have only scored 11 in their 13 league games so far, and only bottom-of-the-table Villa have scored less.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Deng’s prediction: Hughes is the coach for Stoke, right? I saw they beat Chelsea the other week and I am backing them again here – even if they only score one goal, they can park the bus if they have to. 0-1

Leicester v Man Utd (17:30 GMT)

This is going to be really interesting, especially when you consider what happened in this fixture last year, when Leicester won 5-3.

That Manchester United team was full of attacking talent – Angel di Maria scored that brilliant chipped goal, for example.

Leicester are still coming from behind to win games, just like they did on that occasion, but they have become far more attacking than United are.

United have become this defensive-minded side, lacking in any sort of verve. When they win games, they just seem to creep over the line.

I think that might be the story of Saturday’s game too, because I just have a feeling that Louis van Gaal’s side are going to go there, soak up Leicester’s attacks and end up winning.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-2

Deng’s prediction: United will score first before Leicester come back like they always do. 3-1

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Chelsea (12:00 GMT)

I am still not convinced by Chelsea although they have won their last couple of games.

But I think they have got enough about them to go to White Hart Lane and pick up a point.

Spurs are playing extremely well and have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season but they have drawn a lot of those games and I can see that happening again here.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Deng’s prediction: As an Arsenal fan, there is no winner here – I don’t like either team, so I need a draw, even if in my heart I really think Spurs are going to win. 1-1

West Ham v West Brom (14:05 GMT)

West Brom had an excellent win over Arsenal in their last game – they only had one shot on target but won 2-1 because of Mikel Arteta’s own goal, how good is that?

Meanwhile, West Ham were taken apart by Spurs, and were very poor.

However, the Hammers might chuck Andy Carroll up front because they are at home on Sunday, and I think they will pose much more of a threat this time.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Deng’s prediction: 4-0

Liverpool v Swansea (16:15 GMT)

Swansea manager Garry Monk’s future is still in doubt, which I don’t really understand. Yes, they might be having a difficult season but they are not going to get relegated.

Liverpool have got momentum at the moment, which is a massive thing in football. There is suddenly competition for places all over the team – even up front – and they are starting to look stronger in all areas.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Deng’s prediction: 2-0

Norwich v Arsenal (16:15 GMT)

If people talk about Arsenal at the moment, they immediately bring up that they have loads of injuries.

But I was at the Emirates on Tuesday for their Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb and eight or nine of the Gunners’ starting XI in that game would pretty much all be first choice if they had a fully-fit squad. Aaron Ramsey, who came off the bench in that game, could be fit to start against Norwich too.

So I think the effects of Arsenal’s injury problems have been blown out of proportion a bit, especially when you consider the way they played the other night when Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez were unstoppable.

I don’t see Norwich causing them many problems – true, Arsenal lost at West Brom last time out, but I cannot see them losing two Premier League games in a row.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Deng’s prediction: 0-4

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests

P13

W9

D3

L1

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

110

Sam Tomkins

100

Wealdstone Raider

90

Amir Khan

74

Lawro (average after 13 weeks)

70

Osi Umenyiora

60

Stuart Broad

50

Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall

40

Neville

30

Darren Campbell, Mark Webber

20

Graeme Swann

10

Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

Lawro’s best score: 140 points (week three v Jack Whitehall & week four v Darren Campbell)

Lawro’s worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS & +/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO’S TABLE AND REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man City

13

10

3

0

33

Up arrow

+2

2.

Chelsea

13

9

3

1

30

Up arrow

+13

3.

Arsenal

13

7

6

0

27

Up arrow

+1

4.

Southampton

13

8

2

3

26

Up arrow

+4

5.

Liverpool

13

6

7

0

25

Up arrow

+4

6.

West Brom

13

6

6

1

24

Up arrow

+6

7.

Tottenham

13

6

5

2

23

Down arrow

-2

8.

Man Utd

13

6

4

3

22

Down arrow

-6

9.

Crystal Palace

13

6

3

4

21

Up arrow

+1

10.

Newcastle

13

5

4

4

19

Up arrow

+7

11.

Stoke

13

4

3

6

15

Side arrow

0

12.

Swansea

13

2

8

3

14

Up arrow

+2

13.

Everton

13

3

4

6

13

Down arrow

-6

14.

Norwich

13

4

1

8

13

Up arrow

+2

15.

Bournemouth

13

3

2

8

11

Up arrow

+4

16.

Sunderland

13

2

5

6

11

Up arrow

+2

17.

Leicester

13

2

4

7

10

Down arrow

-16

18.

West Ham

13

1

3

9

6

Down arrow

-12

19.

Watford

13

1

2

10

5

Down arrow

-6

20.

Aston Villa

13

1

1

11

4

Side arrow

0