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BBC Invites Rema To Predict This Weekend's EPL Matches. See His Predictions by ogbiwa: 3:54pm On Oct 17
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson (Nicknamed Lawro) is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests.

This weekend, he is up against singer, rapper, Afrobeat star and Manchester United fan Rema.


Rema - real name Divine Ikubor - has followed United since he was a boy growing up in Benin City, Nigeria, and got to know their star players by playing video games with his older brother.

"I love United because of him," the 20-year-old told BBC Sport. "He used to play Fifa against me as United, and he would always win - so I always saw them as the winning team!

"We ended up having arguments over who would get to play as them - but, when I got the chance, I got attached to players like Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edwin van der Sar and Wayne Rooney, before I even saw them play in real life."

Rema has a good reason to ask for a rematch after some his songs were included in the soundtrack for Fifa 21 when it was released last month - but he might not pick United next time he plays.

"I know we're not doing so good at the moment," he added. "Not compared to those days anyway. The way things are going this season, I am not too happy."

Rema's biggest hit 'Dumebi' has been streamed more than 20m times on Spotify.

As well as United, Rema grew up watching Nigeria stars Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu - although he was never able to pull off their kind of tricks himself.

"I used to play every day with my friends after school," he explained. "We would go and play barefoot in the field.

"Jay-Jay was my favourite. I idolised him and and I wanted to be a striker too, but sadly I would always end up in goal because I wasn't that good."

PREDICTIONS
Premier League predictions - week 5

SATURDAY
Everton v Liverpool
Lawro 1-1
Rema 1-3

Chelsea v Southampton
Lawro 2-1
Rema 2-1

Man City v Arsenal
Lawro 1-1
Rema 2-5

Newcastle v Man Utd
Lawro 1-2
Rema 3-1

SUNDAY
Sheff Utd v Fulham
Lawro 2-0
Rema 0-2

Crystal Palace v Brighton
Lawro 1-1
Rema 1-0

Tottenham v West Ham
Lawro 2-1
Rema 4-2

Leicester v Aston Villa
Lawro 2-0
Rema 5-1

MONDAY
West Brom v Burnley
Lawro 0-1
Rema 3-2

Leeds v Wolves
Lawro 2-1
Rema 2-2

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54509881

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Re: BBC Invites Rema To Predict This Weekend's EPL Matches. See His Predictions by Logon59: 3:55pm On Oct 17
Lol. See the score he gave Man City against Arsenal. He's a Man U fan indeed

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Re: BBC Invites Rema To Predict This Weekend's EPL Matches. See His Predictions by Eryyy92: 7:58pm On Oct 17
Nna wahala for who go follow dat prediction. See as there two predict rubbish

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Re: BBC Invites Rema To Predict This Weekend's EPL Matches. See His Predictions by ekwuemendinso(m): 10:24am On Oct 18
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Re: BBC Invites Rema To Predict This Weekend's EPL Matches. See His Predictions by Skmoda360(m): 10:33am On Oct 18
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