Sam Allardyce will begin his stint as Everton manager against Huddersfield on Saturday – but how will he get on at Goodison Park?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: “The Toffees have conceded plenty of goals recently but, if Allardyce can stop that, then they should have enough firepower to pick up some points even before the transfer window opens in January.

“My worry for Huddersfield is that when they concede the first goal they struggle. It can blow their gameplan wide open.”

Lawro is going for a 2-0 Everton win – do you agree? You can make your own predictions now, take on Lawro and other fans, create your own league and try to make it to the top of the table by playing the new-look BBC Sport Predictor game.

Man Utd fan Kumar’s Premier League predictions

Lawro scored 60 points in week 14, which meant he slipped to 2,760th place out of more than 280,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

Lawro takes on comedian Nish Kumar for this weekend’s fixtures.

Kumar – who appears in the new series of ‘Live at the Apollo’ – is a Manchester United fan.

Kumar is on Live at the Apollo on 7 December at 22:00 GMT on BBC Two

He told BBC Sport: “I became a United fan because I grew up in the tradition Mancunian suburb of Croydon.

“My best memories of United growing up are the Treble in 1999, Eric Cantona for both his goals and his martial art skills, and Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole tearing it up in the Nou Camp.

“In terms of my footballing skills they often say the most limited players become the best managers – so I think I would be an unbelievable manager.”

Premier League predictions – week 15
Result Lawro Nish
SATURDAY
Chelsea v Newcastle 3-1 2-0 2-1
Brighton v Liverpool 1-5 0-2 0-2
Everton v Huddersfield 2-0 2-0 0-3
Leicester v Burnley 1-0 1-1 1-1
Stoke v Swansea 2-1 2-0 1-0
Watford v Tottenham 1-1 1-2 0-0
West Brom v Crystal Palace 0-0 2-1 2-1
Arsenal v Man Utd 1-3 1-1 0-0
SUNDAY
Bournemouth v Southampton x-x 0-2 2-2
Man City v West Ham x-x 3-0 5-1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

LAWRO’S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

SATURDAY

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Nish’s prediction: 2-1

Match report

Brighton 1-5 Liverpool

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Nish’s prediction: 0-2

Match report

Everton 2-0 Huddersfield

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Nish’s prediction: 0-3

Match report

Leicester 1-0 Burnley

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Nish’s prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke 2-1 Swansea

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Nish’s prediction: 1-0

Match report

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Lawro’s prediction: 1-2

Nish’s prediction: 0-0

Match report

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Nish’s prediction: 2-1

Match report

Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Nish’s prediction: 0-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Nish’s prediction: 2-2

Match report

Man City 2-1 West Ham (16:00 GMT)

Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

Nish’s prediction: The phrase ‘cricket score’ springs to mind. 5-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan

How did Lawro do last time?

From the last round of games, Lawro got four correct results, with one perfect score, from 10 matches, for a total of 70 points.

He beat Tailenders host Felix White, who got three correct results, but with no perfect scores, giving him 30 points.

Total scores after week 14
Lawro 1,220
Guests 1,030
SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD
160 Chris Shiflett
130 James Anderson**
120 Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
100 Cesaro & Seamus, Wretch 32
87 Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
70 Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60 Will Ferrell, Non Stanford
50 Steve Cram, Michael Dapaah, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root
30 Felix White

*Foster and Cram both provided predictions on week one, but only Foster’s score contributes to the guest total.

**Anderson and Moeen both provided predictions on week nine, but only Anderson’s score contributes to the guest total.

Lawro’s best score: 150 points (week eight v Wretch 32)

Lawro’s worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, and week five v Non Stanford)

+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO’S TABLE AND ACTUAL POSITION
POS TEAM P W D L PTS +/-
1 Man City 14 12 2 0 38 0
2 Man Utd 14 11 3 0 36 0
3 Tottenham 14 10 4 0 34 +4
4 Liverpool 14 9 5 0 32 +1
5 Arsenal 14 8 4 2 28 -1
6 Chelsea 14 8 4 2 28 -3
7 Southampton 14 7 2 4 23 +4
8 Bournemouth 14 6 4 4 22 +7
9 West Ham 14 4 7 3 19 +9
10 Leicester 14 4 3 7 15 -1
11 Stoke 14 3 6 5 15 +5
12 Swansea 14 5 0 9 15 +7
13 Burnley 14 3 4 7 13 -7
14 West Brom 14 4 1 9 13 +3
15 Everton 14 3 3 8 12 -2
16 Crystal Palace 14 3 3 8 12 +4
17 Newcastle 14 2 5 7 11 -5
18 Watford 14 1 4 9 7 -10
19 Brighton 14 1 4 9 7 -9
20 Huddersfield 14 0 3 11 3 -6

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