BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

His opponents for selected ties on FA Cup third-round weekend are Dave Beasant and John Aldridge, who were on opposing sides when Wimbledon shocked Liverpool to win the 1988 final.

Beasant famously saved an Aldridge penalty as the 'Crazy Gang' triumphed 1-0 at Wembley and recalled the research that he did on the Reds striker's spot-kick technique before the final.

"I had seen Aldridge take maybe three penalties," Beasant told BBC Sport. "I said to myself: 'If I can stand still during his stutter and he sees me standing still, then he tends to go to my left.' He did."

Monday's third-round tie between Liverpool and AFC Wimbledon, who were formed in 2002 and have ownership of the original club's history,  have brought memories of the 1988 final flooding back for those involved.

"People have been mentioning that penalty a lot more since the draw was made," said Aldridge, "I have watched it again many times since but it is one of those things I have got to live with, unfortunately.

"It is fantastic for Wimbledon that they have got a tie like this to look forward to and it is what they deserve for the work they have done."

Dave Beasant saves John Aldridge's penalty in the 1988 FA Cup final

Dave Beasant plunges to his left to save John Aldridge's penalty in the 1988 FA Cup final

The game at Wimbledon's Kingsmeadow ground will be shown live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website, with kick-off at 19:55 GMT.

"I missed the third-round draw when it was made and when I checked my phone at about 10pm that night, I had dozens of missed calls and texts," added Beasant.

"It is so exciting. This is the proper romance of the FA Cup to bring these teams together. All those years ago, Wimbledon were in the same division as Liverpool, now the new team have come from the ashes of the old club to reach the third round for the first time, and have got a home tie against the Reds."

Selected FA Cup 3rd round predictions

Result Lawro Dave Aldo

SATURDAY

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

x-x

0-2

1-3

0-1

Derby v Southport

x-x

2-0

3-0

3-0

Leicester v Newcastle

x-x

2-1

1-1*

2-1

Tranmere v Swansea

x-x

1-2

0-2

1-1*

West Brom v Gateshead

x-x

3-0

2-0

2-0

SUNDAY

Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace

x-x

1-2

1-2

1-3

QPR v Sheff Utd

x-x

2-0

2-1

1-1#

Sunderland v Leeds

x-x

2-0

2-1

2-1

Aston Villa v Blackpool

x-x

2-1

3-0

3-0

Man City v Sheff Wed

x-x

3-0

3-0

4-0

Southampton v Ipswich

x-x

2-0

2-0

2-0

Stoke v Wrexham

x-x

2-0

3-0

3-1

Yeovil v Man Utd

x-x

0-2

0-3

0-4

Chelsea v Watford

x-x

3-0

2-1

3-0

Arsenal v Hull

x-x

1-1#

3-1

2-1

MONDAY

Burnley v Tottenham

x-x

2-1

1-1*

1-1*

Wimbledon v Liverpool

x-x

0-3

2-2*

1-2

TUESDAY

Everton v West Ham

x-x

1-0

1-1*

1-1*

* Away team to win at home in the replay

# Home team to win away in the replay

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. Getting the exact score correct earns THREE points.

On New Year's Day, Lawro got two correct results from 10 games, with no perfect scores.

His score of two points was his worst of the season so far, and was beaten by Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson, who picked four correct results, with one perfect score, to give him a total of six points.

We are keeping a record of the totals for Lawro and his guests (below), and showing a table of how the Premier League would look if all of Lawro's predictions were correct (at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week 20

Lawro

136

Guests

128

LAWRO'S FA CUP PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Blyth Spartans are 16th in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division, which is the seventh tier of English football, and they are the lowest ranked team left in the FA Cup.

They did brilliantly to beat Hartlepool in round two, but they rode their luck because Hartlepool had a perfectly good goal disallowed when they were 1-0 up.

Birmingham have done well since Gary Rowett was appointed as boss in October and, even with home advantage, I don't see Blyth managing another upset.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dave's prediction: 1-3

Aldo's prediction: 0-1

Derby v Southport

Southport will take a great support with them to Pride Park - they have sold out their allocation of 2,700, which is amazing when you consider their average home crowd is about 900.

Because neither Everton or Liverpool are playing on Saturday, I think there will be quite a few floating fans who will be going to the match.

Southport manager Gary Brabin

Brabin has won six, drawn eight and lost four of his 18 games since returning as Southport boss

It should be a decent pay-day for the Sandgrounders, who are near the bottom of the Conference, and it is a good reward for them for beating Eastleigh in round two.

I have actually seen quite a bit of Southport recently, and their results have picked up since Gary Brabin took charge for the third time in October, but I think it is a big ask for them to get any further.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dave's prediction: 3-0

Aldo's prediction: 3-0

Leicester v Newcastle

Leicester were very impressive in their 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on New Year's Day, and they gave it a real go.

The Foxes need three points far more than they need a cup run, but any win will boost their confidence at the moment.

Newcastle's managerial future is still uncertain after Alan Pardew's departure but it would not surprise me to see John Carver and Steve Stone keep the job until the end of the season - it would suit owner Mike Ashley, and the Magpies are safely in mid-table.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dave's prediction: 1-1 (Newcastle to win the replay)

Aldo's prediction: 2-1

Tranmere v Swansea

Tranmere are picking up form, albeit slowly, at the bottom of League Two under Micky Adams.

This is Swansea's third match in a row on the road after a defeat at Liverpool and a draw at QPR.

Even without Wilfried Bony, who has gone to the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, they should end that sequence with a win.

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony

Bony has scored nine of Swansea's 25 Premier League goals this season

Swansea are in the top half of the Premier League table, so it might appear they are well-placed to have a good go at making serious progress in the FA Cup rather than resting players.

But each Premier League place is worth well over £1m, so it is not as straightforward as that, even for clubs who are not fighting the drop. That is one of the problems the competition faces.

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Dave's prediction: 0-2

Aldo's prediction: 1-1. "I had some great cup runs when I was at Tranmere but that was when we were a Championship club and it is a lot more difficult when you are at the bottom of League Two. I keep an eye out for all of my former clubs and it would be great for Tranmere to get a replay at the Liberty Stadium and get a bit of a pay-day to help regenerate the club."

West Brom v Gateshead

This is technically Tony Pulis's first game in charge of West Brom, although he was sending his lieutenants down from the stands to the dug-out during Thursday's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis

Pulis says he watch West Brom play Gateshead from the stands but will speak to his players at half-time

It should be a great day for Gateshead fans, and the Conference club will get a big boost financially too.

But Pulis will probably field a strong side as he starts to try to figure out what he has got and what he needs for his squad, and I see only one outcome here.

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Dave's prediction: 2-0

Aldo's prediction: 2-0

SUNDAY

Dover v Crystal Palace (13:00 GMT)

This looks like it will be Alan Pardew's first game in charge of Crystal Palace and his first test will be to make sure his players deal with the surroundings at Dover's Crabble Athletic Ground.

If they do that, then they will have too much quality for their Conference opponents.

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Dave's prediction: 1-2

Aldo's prediction: 1-3

QPR v Sheffield United (13:00 GMT)

Sheffield United have had a great run to get to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup but I cannot see them upsetting QPR, especially at Loftus Road.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dave's prediction: 2-1

Aldo's prediction: 1-1 (QPR to win the replay)

Sunderland v Leeds (13:00 GMT)

I don't know what is happening with Leeds on and off the pitch, and it is a sad state of affairs.

Their fans will still travel in force and Sunderland might rest a few players after a busy Christmas period, but I don't see it making much difference.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dave's prediction: 2-1

Aldo's prediction: 2-1

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Aston Villa cannot score, while Blackpool cannot do anything. If it was on TV, I would be watching this one from behind the settee.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dave's prediction: 3-0

Aldo's prediction: 3-0

Man City v Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City beat Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 in the Capital One Cup in September, and it is hard to see this game ending up with too different an outcome.

Manchester City duo Frank Lampard and Jesus Navas

Frank Lampard scored twice as City thumped Wednesday with seven second-half goals

Whatever team City boss Manuel Pellegrini puts out, they should be too strong for the Owls.

They have had a busy festive period but, after this tie, City have another six days until their next Premier League game, which is away at Everton, so I do not expect Pellegrini to rest too many players on Sunday.

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Dave's prediction: 3-0

Aldo's prediction: 4-0

Southampton v Ipswich

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A month ago, I would have given Ipswich more of a chance at St Mary's

Ipswich are going great under manager Mick McCarthy at the top end of the Championship, and are unbeaten in their last 11 games.

A month ago, I would have given them more of a chance at St Mary's, but Southampton's form has picked up since their little blip and Ronald Koeman's side should have too much quality.

A much-changed Saints side went out to Sunderland in the fifth round of the FA Cup last season but, if they take it seriously, they could have a much longer run this year.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dave's prediction: 2-0

Aldo's prediction: 2-0

Stoke v Wrexham

There are 94 places between Stoke of the Premier League and Wrexham of the Conference, but only about 40 miles between the two clubs so this is is not far off a derby, and the Welsh side will bring a lot of fans with them.

In ties like this, though, home advantage makes such a difference for the bigger club.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is up against his hometown club for a place in the fourth round

Stoke have a had a good Christmas, taking seven points from their last three games, and that run should continue.

Potters boss Mark Hughes is from Wrexham so he should enjoy this tie all round, especially if his side wins.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Dave's prediction: 3-0

Aldo's prediction: 3-1

Yeovil v Man Utd (15:30 GMT)

This is a fantastic tie for Yeovil but whatever Manchester United team goes to Huish Park it will be a good one, and I think they learned their lesson at MK Dons when they crashed out of the Capital One Cup.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Dave's prediction: 0-3

Aldo's prediction: 0-4. "My heart says 6-0 to Yeovil for this one - but I am not sure that is how it will turn out!"

Chelsea v Watford (16:00 GMT)

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Watford are doing well at the top end of the Championship but I think it will be very difficult for them

You just know you will get a reaction from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his team after their 5-3 defeat at Tottenham.

I still see him making a couple of changes but I always think with Mourinho that, on the rare occasions when he has a bad defeat, he tends to stick most of the team back out there to prove to him that it was just a one-off. He is clever like that.

Watford are doing well at the top end of the Championship but I think it will be very difficult for them at Stamford Bridge.

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Dave's prediction: 2-1

Aldo's prediction: 3-0

Arsenal v Hull (17:30 GMT)

The repeat of last season's final should be interesting because I cannot see Hull boss Steve Bruce changing his team too much from the side that beat Everton on New Year's Day.

The Tigers were in mid-table when they started out on their cup run last time. They are fighting relegation this season but, even so, Bruce is not the kind of guy just to throw a game away.

Arsenal lift the FA Cup after beating Hull in last season's final

Arsenal lift the FA Cup after beating Hull in last season's final

Usually, I would expect Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to juggle his squad but he is under a bit of pressure after the non-performance in their defeat by Southampton.

That game underlined how the Gunners don't just need a new defender and defensive midfielder, they need a new goalkeeper too. Wojciech Szczesny is a good keeper but he is not top class, and therein lies one of their problems.

Neither side will want a draw, so that is what I am going for.

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (Arsenal to win the replay)

Dave's prediction: 3-1

Aldo's prediction: 2-1

MONDAY

Burnley v Tottenham (19:45 GMT)

Burnley have been great in their last three games but they have only two points to show for it.

Harry Kane has been brilliant for Tottenham of late, and their away form has been very strong.

But I just wonder if Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will make a few changes. The FA Cup was not one of his priorities when he was in charge of Southampton last season.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Dave's prediction: 1-1 (Tottenham to win the replay)

Aldo's prediction: 1-1 (Tottenham to win the replay)

Wimbledon v Liverpool (19:55 GMT)

It is great to see Wimbledon keeping this tie at Kingsmeadow, with a capacity of under 5,000, rather than moving it to a bigger stadium.

Credit to them for trying to reward their loyal fans, but I cannot see home advantage helping Wimbledon too much.

If Liverpool's attitude is correct, they will go through to round four.

Lawro's prediction: 0-3

Dave's prediction: 2-2 (Liverpool to win the replay). "My heart says Wimbledon will get a draw against Liverpool because it would be nice for them to get a draw and get some money from a replay up at Anfield."

Aldo's prediction: 1-2. "I think Wimbledon will score but I still fancy Liverpool to get through."

TUESDAY

Everton v West Ham (19:45 GMT)

Everton cannot buy a win at the moment - they have lost four in a row and have a lot of injuries.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez won the FA Cup with Wigan in 2013

The biggest difference between the Toffees this season and last season is that they are no longer difficult to beat.

It might suit them that they are playing West Ham, whose manager Sam Allardyce never strikes me as the biggest fan of the FA Cup.

I am going for a horrible, scrappy 1-0 win for Everton, but I don't think Toffees manager Roberto Martinez will mind how they get it, as long as they stop the rot.

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

Dave's prediction: 1-1 (West Ham to win the replay)

Aldo's prediction: 1-1 (West Ham to win the replay)

Lawro v Guests

P20

W9

D3

L8

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

11

Steph Houghton

10

Liam Fray, Rachel Riley

8

Roddy Doyle, Tim Henman, Olly Murs, Henning Wehn, Benedict Wong

7

Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles

6.8

Lawro (average after 20 weeks)

6

Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer, Steve Wilson

5

Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray

4

Kell Brook, Guy Mowbray

2

Neil Lennon, Jack O'Connell

Lawro's best score: 17 points (week seven v Ossie Ardiles)

Lawro's worst score: 2 points (week 20 v Steve Wilson)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Chelsea

20

18

2

0

56

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0

2.

Man City

20

17

3

0

54

Side arrow

0

3.

Man Utd

20

13

4

3

43

Side arrow

+2

4.

Arsenal

20

12

7

1

43

Up arrow

+2

5.

Liverpool

20

12

7

1

43

Up arrow

+3

6.

Everton

20

9

6

5

33

Up arrow

+7

7.

Southampton

20

7

6

7

27

Down arrow

-3

8.

Tottenham

20

6

9

5

27

Down arrow

-3

9.

Hull

20

8

0

12

24

Up arrow

+6

10.

Newcastle

20

5

8

7

23

Side arrow

0

11.

Stoke

20

7

5

8

23

Side arrow

0

12.

Sunderland

20

5

7

8

22

Up arrow

+2

13.

West Ham

20

5

6

9

21

Down arrow

-6

14.

Aston Villa

20

6

3

11

21

Down arrow

-2

15.

Crystal Palace

20

6

3

11

21

Up arrow

+3

16.

QPR

20

6

2

12

20

Side arrow

0

17.

Swansea

20

5

3

12

18

Down arrow

-8

18.

Burnley

20

3

4

13

13

Up arrow

+1

19.

West Brom

20

2

5

13

11

Down arrow

-2

20.

Leicester

20

2

3

15

9

Side arrow

0