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Lawro's Premier League predictions v Feeder bassist Taka

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Tottenham end their long wait to move into their new stadium when they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday, but will they begin their new era with a win[/img]
"I do think this game is more difficult for Spurs than it might have been, because of the occasion. Palace are certainly capable of upsetting the applecart a little bit, but I still think Tottenham will win."
Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.This week he is up against Feeder bassist and Chelsea fan Taka.
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Feeder's new album 'Tallulah' is out in AugustIt has been a frustrating season for Blues fans and Taka told BBC Sport: "I really don't know what to say about Chelsea at the moment. Sometimes we play great, other times I just think 'what is going on[/img]
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri's tactics have been criticised by some supporters, but Taka feels the bad atmosphere is affecting results and performance as the team chases a top-four finish."At the moment everyone should be behind the team and the manager," he added. "But nobody really knows what will happen next and there is always some drama going on. It is never dull."Sarri might not stay and Eden Hazard could go to Real Madrid. If Hazard does leave, then we should use that money wisely to strengthen the squad, but we will not be able to do that if there is a transfer embargo in the summer - that would be a disaster."Hopefully we will keep hold of our good youngsters like Callum Hudson-Odoi, but it is hard for young players to get a chance in the Premier League, at any club.
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LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS
All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless stated.
TUESDAY
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Watford v FulhamFulham will be relegated if they lose at Vicarage Road and I think their short stay in the Premier League is about to come to an end.The Cottagers have conceded at least two goals in all 13 of the games they have played in 2019, and it is hardly surprising that they have lost 12 of them.It has been a sorry season for them, right from the start. It just shows how important it is to get recruitment right for any club because they spent more than £100m last summer after they were promoted - and they do not have much to show for it.
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Watford played very well at Old Trafford on Saturday, despite their game ending in defeat.The Hornets have got their FA Cup semi-final against Wolves on Sunday and Javi Gracia will probably rest some players - but I still think they will beat Fulham.Whatever happens now Watford have had a good campaign, and it could turn into a very good one.Players like Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue have been impressive for them, but they have been successful because they are a team.There is no doubt that Troy Deeney is a big influence there, on and off the pitch, and they have turned into a team with a bit of character. They have a spine now and a few players they know they can rely on. Lawro's prediction: 2-0Taka's prediction: Watford are doing really well, Fulham aren't. I am a bit shocked by how bad they have been, and it is quite sad to see. 2-0
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Wolves v Man UtdWolves are also in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final, and Manchester United owe them one because Nuno Espirito Santo's side knocked them out of the cup to reach Wembley.
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United were quite lethargic that night and I think we will see a very different performance from them on Tuesday. It has to be, because they are chasing a place in the top four.So I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will go for it, while I am not sure the Wolves players will be looking at this game in the same way.I don't care who you are, if you are playing in an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, you are not going to be flying into 50-50 challenges and running the risk of getting hurt.That's the way it is - everyone wants to play at Wembley - and that is one of the reasons United will have the edge.Lawro's prediction: 0-2Taka's prediction: Wolves have been the surprise team of the season and I put a lot of that down to their defence. They are so solid and I think they will do well against United again. 1-1
WEDNESDAY
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Chelsea v BrightonChelsea were really very fortunate to beat Cardiff on Sunday - the big decisions definitely went their way.I don't understand why Blues boss Maurizio Sarri had started that game with Eden Hazard on the bench. What was he resting him for[/IMG]
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Brighton boss Chris Hughton has got some issues too, because his side were not very good in Saturday's defeat by Southampton and they do not score many goals at the best of times.They are not great on the road either and, if Sarri gets his team selection right, this should be a fairly routine win for Chelsea.The Seagulls are in trouble too. Yes, they have a bit of a cushion between themselves and the relegation zone, but they are the team who look the most like being dragged in.Lawro's prediction: 2-0Taka's prediction: I would love to say Chelsea will win 4-0 but it is going to be a tighter and scrappier game than that. 2-1
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Man City v CardiffIt is true that everything went against Cardiff in their defeat by Chelsea on Sunday, but they have to forget that now and just get on with it.On the plus side, their performance against the Blues was very good until the last 10 minutes - but my worry would be how much that took out of their players.
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Best league in world but probably worst officials - Warnock
Manchester City, in contrast, just cruised through their victory at Fulham on Saturday at lunchtime.Pep Guardiola's side were in total control throughout, and the great thing about them is that they don't have to be that good defensively because they keep hold of the ball so well.If the game goes the way I would expect, with Manchester City dominating possession, then I would be surprised if Cardiff keep it competitive because of how much they gave on Sunday.This game is not make or break for the Bluebirds, but their following two fixtures could be - at Burnley on Saturday, 13 April and then at Brighton on Tuesday, 16 April. Those four days will be the crossroads moment for their season, and it does not help that their away form has been so poor - they have taken only eight points from a possible 42 on the road so far.Lawro's prediction: 4-0Taka's prediction: Manchester City should win this game very comfortably, and I think there will be a few goals. 4-0Taka on City: A lot of people seem to be supporting Liverpool but I think City will win the Premier League. They have got such a good depth to their squad. Even when Guardiola makes lots of changes, their B team is as good as their A team
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Tottenham v Crystal PalaceI was at Anfield on Sunday and thought Tottenham played really well in the second half, and dominated after making some positive changes. They looked the better side.At the very least, Spurs should have had a point but their goalkeeper Hugo Lloris chose a very bad time to make a terrible mistake. It was a howler, because it was such a soft header.Still, Tottenham looked strong and, apart from Eric Dier and Harry Winks, most of their first-choice side are now fit, which is good news because they need a good run-in to secure a top-four place.Palace have spent most of the season in the bottom half of the table, but they are as good as safe after beating Huddersfield on Saturday. One win from their last seven games will probably be enough to make sure the Eagles stay up mathematically, but I don't think they will get it here. Lawro's prediction: 2-1Taka's prediction: Spurs have not been playing that well recently, but they will win this one. Sometimes Palace play very well against the top teams but I can only see Spurs winning this. 3-1Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.
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GUEST LEADERBOARD 218-19
bbc.com*Score will be updated when full programme of games are completedLawro's best score: 260 points (week seven v Karl Pilkington)Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week 24 v Grime star Yizzy, week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-back Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, and week 31 against Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard)
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