West Ham send sarcastic message to BBC pundit on Twitter

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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has predicted West Ham United to lose to Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

West Ham United have sent a sarcastic message to BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on social networking site Twitter.

Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson has predicted West Ham to lose this weekend.

The Hammers will take on relegation candidates Norwich City away from home at Carrow Road in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Lawrenson has backed the Canaries to win the encounter 2-0, writing on BBC Sport: “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.”

West Ham will head into the game against Norwich on the back of a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground in the FA Cup fourth-round replay.

According to the London club’s official Twitter page, Lawrenson has predicted Slaven Bilic’s team to lose to Norwich because they beat his former club on Tuesday evening.

West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 39 points from 25 matches, eight points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Norwich are currently third in the standings with 23 points from 25 games, a point behind 17th-placed Newcastle United.

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