Friday, 23 March 2012

Lawro's League Update

It has been a while since we looked at the progress that Mark Lawrenson is making in his Premier League predictions. Following his latest predictions, there will only be eight more games to play in this year's campaign. Therefore, the table is starting to take on a shape that is not going to be very different to the final outcome in May.

Perhaps in an attempt to prevent people showing his predictions in league format, he has complicated matters by predicting some cup games instead of Premier League games. To get around this problem we have had to insert the actual result for the six games affected.

As you can see from the above table (click on it for a larger view), Lawro isn't doing all that badly in some ways. He has the top five teams correct, albeit in the wrong order, and two of the teams in relegation places make up his bottom two. The stand out mistakes are Swansea in a relegation spot rather than their superb 8th place, and Wolves in a safe 9th rather than propping up the table.