Mark Lawrenson's Premier League prediction table is so wrong

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Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions for the BBC is something we all look forward to. The former Liverpool star pits himself against celebrities and, more often than not, wins.

With the final round, where he faces actor Ben Hardy, published on the BBC Sport website, it is now possible to put together a full table of just Lawrenson's predictions so, of course, someone has already done it.

And, to everyone's surprise, it seems Lawrenson has gotten it completely wrong. In fact, with Manchester City winning the title comfortably and Leicester City in the bottom half, he would have found it hard to get it more wrong.


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To his credit, he has correctly predicted that Aston Villa would be rooted to the bottom but, in his world, the relegated outfit have conjured just six points (one win, three draws) whereas they have actually got 17 points. Neither are impressive tallies.

Leicester, who, of course, have won the Premier League, are 12th in the table with a goal difference on -11. They have finished below Newcastle (11th) who, in the real world, have been relegated to the Championship.

The craziest thing about the table is the goal differences. In Lawrenson's weird alternative world of football predictions, Manchester City have a goal difference of just +3 despite earning a Premier League record 95 points. How is that possible?

Similarly, Arsenal, who Lawrenson has down as runner's up, have a goal difference of just +1.

The table

Anyway, we have delayed you long enough. Take a look at the table below!

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