Cardiff City (11/2 – To Stay Up – Premier League 2018-19) cannot expect any favours from struggling Bournemouth in their battle to avoid Premier League relegation this season, according to manager Neil Warnock.
Bournemouth’s failure to take anything from their home match against Burnley last weekend – allied to other results – leaves the Bluebirds five points adrift of safety.
Warnock’s men (7/2 – Match Betting) have just six games to drag themselves out of the bottom three, starting with this weekend’s clash with the Clarets (10/11, draw 13/5), but the manager is not expecting Bournemouth to help them out by taking points off struggling Brighton and Hove Albion.
Warnock is “not optimistic” the Cherries can take points from 16th-placed Brighton on Saturday because they “have hit a brick wall”.
“There’s such important games now because we’re running out of time and points,” Warnock said on Friday. “I’m not optimistic about Brighton losing any points on Saturday.
“I don’t think Eddie [Howe] will mind me saying that Bournemouth seem to have hit a bit of a brick wall at the minute.
“We have to take three points from our next two games. We need 10 points [from the last six games], really, to have any chance whatsoever.
“Everyone presumes we won’t get anything against Liverpool or Manchester United, I don’t see it that way. We’ve got to do the best we can.”
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