Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock believes a record low points total could be enough for Premier League survival.
The lowest number of points to survive to date was 31 in 2010 when 18th-placed Burnley went down with 30 points.
Brighton dont travel well as a rule and theyve now won just one of their last 19 on the road but theyre beginning to look and play like an experienced Premier League outfit. Theyre very well organised defensively and while the evergreen Glenn Murray is still scoring (only Eden Hazard, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero have scored more this season) theyre a force to be reckoned with. Murrays in search of his seventh of the season on Saturday, which would see him draw alongside the aforementioned trio.
Warnocks Sheffield United went down with 38 points in 2007, while his Bluebirds side currently have just five points from 11 games, yet they are just one point from safety.
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“With Sheffield United we went down with 38 points, let me tell you, I would take that now,” he continued.
“Brighton are 12th but they will still be looking over their shoulder. They wont be looking up, theyll be looking down at the bottom three.
“This is the first season like this I think, and we could benefit from that more than anyone. Because we are hanging in there.”
Warnock believes the low points totals could end up meaning a host of clubs are involved in a relegation battle, with just three points separating Crystal Palace in 14th and bottom-placed Fulham.
“You cant really predict, but it does seem the bigger teams are pulling away. There arent many shocks anymore are there?” he told BBC Sport Wales.
“There is a wider margin, but I think any club in the bottom half really (could go down). Any club can quite easily hit a bad run. Its wide open down there.
“I do think there are six teams involved in the relegation battle at the moment and we are probably favourites to finish bottom.
“I think weve just got to take it on board and try and give it our best shot, but if I am honest, I think there will be a lot more nerves in other dressing rooms, clubs with bigger expectations than us.
“We are quite capable of picking up points. Apart from the top five teams, every game is winnable, home and away.”
Cardiff entertain Chris Hughtons Brighton on Saturday after a difficult game against Leicester last weekend.
This is the first time these two sides have met in the top-flight of English football but it will be their 68th meeting overall and theyve been hard to split historically. Cardiff have won 22 and Brighton 23 but the visitors have lost just one of the last 11 league encounters.
Leicester City beat Cardiff 1-0 on an emotional day as the Foxes returned to action for the first time since the death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people in a helicopter crash.
“It was a strange and difficult week for everybody really. To come away with nothing was a huge disappointment if I am honest,” he said.
“But there has been no lull in the mood. The team spirit is great and thats the best chance weve got of surviving, to be honest.”
Subs from B Murphy, Smithies, Hoilett, Ward, Damour, Madine, Cunningham, Harris, Connolly, Coxe, Brown
Injured Mendez-Laing (knee, Dec), Peltier (shoulder, Dec), Richards (hamstring), Zohore (calf, both unknown)