Premier League predictions: Lawro v athletics legend Michael Johnson

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In-form Leicester visit Anfield on a top after beating Newcastle last weekend, but can they end the Reds’ flawless start?
“Leicester have done quite well,” states BBC football pro Mark Lawrenson. “We understand how good Jamie Vardy is front and of course Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is going back to his old club, which provides this game an excess edge.
“Rodgers will probably be thinking his side may get at Liverpool after watching Red Bull Salzburg score three days on Wednesday night, however it is the other end in which I think they will fight.
“I look at Leicester defensively and I don’t see them holding out.”
Lawro is making forecasts .
He is up against sports BBC pundit Michael Johnson and legend.
Johnson, who runs his own performance training firm met up with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to discuss a portion of his sporting knowledge.
“We have worked with many clubs in the past – Arsenal, Manchester United and a few of the Brazilian nightclubs,” Johnson told BBC Sport.
“We focus on athletic development, away from the art of the game.
“It was amazing trip to Spurs to observe how they function, and great to talk about how they are integrating athletic advancement in their academy and building players, and assisting young players achieve their own potential.
“Mauricio has an actual winning mindset and understands the psychology around gamers, and also how motivation is very important.
“We talked a lot about how that method is quite different with each athlete, as every athlete is moved differently. He reveals a keen comprehension of that and I believe that is exactly why he has been profitable.
A correct result (choosing a win, draw or overcome ) is worth 10 points. The specific score makes 40 points.
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It would not surprise me if Tottenham manager Pochettino leaves the team in the future.
Since the summertime, some of the things he’s said – like when he talked about how he’s’only the coach’ and has no mention in transfers – makes it sense to me like he is in the practice of a long break-up.
I’ve thought for some time that Pochettino looks tired and the way that it appears like being Spurs manager has become a job for him but perhaps he does not require time out of football from Tottenham.
The price was paid by spurs for pursuing their Champions League game against Bayern when they ended up devoting seven goals in complete, and have been 4-2 down.
However, I still think they triumph and will visit Brighton.
Spurs have got some very good players. Yes, they’ve had a stinker but definitely there will be a reaction .
And the Seagulls have problems of their own, using just two things from their six games.
Brighton manager Graham Potter is reaching the stage where he might have to reevaluate his philosophy about playing soccer that is very fantastic for the sake of picking up some points.
Lawro’s prediction: 0-2
Michael’s forecast: 1-3
Everton lost to Manchester City out last time but that I thought they did all right. At least they had a go.
Since we haven’t seen performances such as that out of them, That’s part of the problem, though.
It is strange they didn’t do the same against Sheffield United in their previous home game.
Aims remain a problem for the Toffees, which scenario is not going to change anytime soon.
They do not take enough of a risk although I understand Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored against City.
They have also picked up just 1 point on the road a 0-0 draw on the opening day, before beats by Aston Villa and Bournemouth – which does not just give me excellent belief they’ll get anything at Turf Moor either.
You understand what it is you are going to get out of Burnley, also I do not think Everton are likely to be able to deal with this.
Lawro’s forecast: 2-1
Michael’s forecast: 2-1
I appreciate that Leicester are dangerous when they move forward, but I don’t believe they are good enough at the back for themselves an effect at Anfield.
There do appear to be a few problems in the Liverpool defence right now, but there is not anything wrong with the three.
Leicester will have to do more in attack if they lost to Manchester United, than they handled at Old Trafford last month. They did not do enough with a team in transition apart from forcing David de Gea to an early rescue.
Liverpool will offer a much harder test and it feels to me like Leicester will have to be at the very top of the game and take every chance that comes their way if they will get something from this one.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-1
Michael’s prediction: 4-2
Norwich v Aston Villa
You can tell I have obtained my doubts abut Norwich because I’ve predicted them to lose every match up to now this year, but their home form is truly quite good.
I really do worry about that the Canaries, because they defeat Manchester City and played brilliantly, then got defeated readily at Burnley and Crystal Palace without looking like they were going to trouble both group.
Since their survival hopes cannot rely solely on what they can do at Carrow Road, their away performances need to find a lot better. If it’s about that, then finally the strain will tell.
Another difficulty Norwich have is at the back. They’ve conceded 16 goals in seven matches this year, which means that they usually have to score at least two just to have a point.
On paper, you would expect them to beat an Aston Villa side who have dropped three out of three to the road this year – but results alone do not tell the entire story for Dean Smith’s side.
There were in winning places with less than 20 minutes to go at Tottenham and Arsenal, but dropped both games, and were unfortunate not to get anything out of their defeat by Crystal Palace too after having a late equaliser controversially ruled out.
Both groups also have had about how challenging the Premier League is some huge lessons and were promoted last season.
There are reasons why they are both in the bottom four and they need to improve if they are going to climb the table.
As far as Saturday goes, since I can’t see both sides keeping a clean 26, I am going to go to get a 1-1 draw.
The forecast: 1-1 of lawro
Michael’s prediction: 2-0
After last week’s defeat by Wolves, Watford are the sole top-flight team without a win.
I am not certain exactly what is wrong with all the Hornets because they look a shadow of the side that they were last year, despite having most of the same players that finished 11th.
Sheffield United showed against Liverpool a week which they will give everybody a match but I just have a funny feeling this is going to be the match where Watford stop the rot.
This doesn’t have anything to do with sort, of course. It is more that we understand how great the Hornets players could be, and this may be the week in which things begin to happen for them and fresh manager Quique Sanchez Flores.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-1
Michael’s prediction: 0-2
Both these teams are going nicely and West Ham, specifically, have amazed me.
They appear to have added a bit of steel in comparison to last season and Andriy Yarmolenko has shown how great he is because returning from his harm.
The Hammers have more to offer in attack than Palace do, and that is the reason why I think they will find the win . I can’t really see the Eagles inducing them trouble.
Lawro’s forecast: 2-0
Michael’s forecast: 2-0
Arsenal proved pretty awful against Manchester United on Monday but they’ll look at a draw at Old Trafford because being a fantastic stage, no matter of United’s recent position.
Bournemouth have created a bright start to this season but that I don’t take a look at this game as one where they will expect to find anything – they’ve not picked a stage at four previous visits to the Emirates, and now that I do not think that run will end this weekend.
Yes, the Cherries may have opportunities, but Arsenal are likely to have a lot of the ball and also they got the caliber in their assault.
Lawro’s forecast: 2-0
Michael’s forecast: 1-0
Wolves play Turkey in the Europa League on Thursday night before they travel to play winners, so this is a turnaround.
Manchester City created a statement last weekend, because a lot of folks were anticipating their defence to crack once Everton had a visit them.
I would argue that winning and moving to Goodison Park was one of the best results to date this season, and I believe that they will find things a whole lot simpler on Sunday.
Wolves are better than they are when they sit when they come forward, and I am expecting City to find a means.
Lawro’s prediction: 3-0
Michael’s prediction: 3-1
Chelsea have had a great weekwith wins over Brighton and Lille, but they are nevertheless.
The negative of frank Lampard are improving week by week but, at the present time, they are still a team which can be vulnerable in various phases of games.
That is what I am expecting to happen at St Mary’s. Southampton will have any opportunities and it will be close, although the Blues should acquire.
So far they do not look like they’ve got much better, although I was really hoping in their first full campaign under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
They are still awaiting their first home win of the year, and I don’t believe , that they can get it.
Lawro’s forecast: 1-2
Michael’s forecast: 0-3
The flag was waved by newcastle on Sunday in Leicester.
They capitulated in the second half and I am convinced Magpies manager Steve Bruce will’ve left it clear to his players this week just how unacceptable that was.
I’d expect to see a reaction from them, and that I think a few of the Newcastle fans who remained away in their draw would be back to this match.
Manchester United actually looked as though they had been good enough to take control of the match and never huffed and puffed their way.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is stating it is going to take time for his side to turn things around however, as well as having a long-term plan, I know, they have to return to winning ways soon.
The forecast: 1-1 of lawro
Michael’s forecast: 0-1
Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan
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