West Ham fans won't be surprised, as Mark Lawrenson predicts defeat v Norwich

Mark Lawrenson believes Norwich will beat West Ham 2-0 today.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks West Ham will lose 2-0 away at Norwich City this afternoon.

Norwich head into the game in a perilous position, having lost each of their last five Premier League games, leaving them in the relegation zone.

The Canaries may only be one point adrift of safety, but the 2-0 defeat to bottom club Aston Villa last weekend means many are now tipping Alex Neil's men for relegation.

Today, they face a tough test, as Slaven Bilic's West Ham United side arrive in Norfolk off the back of a dramatic FA Cup win over Liverpool on Tuesday night.

The Hammers may have lost 1-0 away at Southampton last weekend, but spirits are high after beating Liverpool, and they will be looking to pick another win today.

However, pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Norwich will spring a shock and beat West Ham 2-0 - which won't be a surprise to Hammers fans.

Lawrenson has earned a reputation for regularly tipping West Ham to lose, and as My Football Facts detail how, if Lawrenson's predictions had all been true, West Ham would be in the bottom three, rather than challenging for Europe.

"West Ham are another team that had 120 minutes of FA Cup football in midweek, with their extra-time win over Liverpool on Tuesday," said Lawrenson. "The Hammers are not playing that well anyway, but fatigue from that tie is part of the reason I am backing Norwich here, despite the Canaries' dismal form that has seen them lose five league games in a row and drop into the bottom three."

"The last time Norwich had a positive result was when they won back-to-back home games against Southampton and Aston Villa at the turn of the year. Alex Neil's team have conceded eight goals in their past two home games and they desperately need their results at Carrow Road to improve because their away form is not going to keep them up," he added.

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