Warnock: Home form is vital

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock knows that his side need to keep winning at home if they are to have any chance of avoiding relegation this season.


The Bluebirds have beaten Fulham, Wolves and Brighton on home soil so far this term and entertain fellow relegation candidates Southampton on Saturday.

Saints appointed Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new boss this week after dispensing with the services of Mark Hughes and the Austrian is 6/4 to get his managerial tenure at Southampton off to a winning start by recording a victory at Cardiff.

"He's done really well where he's been," Warnock said of former Ingolstadt and RB Leipzig boss Hasenhuttl. "I'm sure they'll have a spring in their step and want to impress. But we've got lads who want to prove things as well.

"I think every game against teams outside the top six you've got to look to get points from. They're all tough games, you've just got to get what you can out of them.

"We'll be trying to win the game. Home form is going to be vital. We're at home, we've got that backing and the fans have been amazing again. We just need to make sure our own house is in order.

"The boys are giving everything. When the fans are down, the players give them a lift, and when the players are down, the fans give them a lift. It's a great situation to be in."

Cardiff, 21/10 to beat Southampton, are 4/7 to be relegated this term while Saints are 5/2 to go down.