Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp revealed on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT the points tally he feels will equate to Premier League safety this season.
Several teams are involved in a scrap at the wrong end of the Premier League table and Redknapp has suggested what the likes of Leicester City, Aston Villa, Burnley, QPR, Sunderland, Hull and more need to achieve.
Former Hull boss Phil Brown asked Redknapp if he thought 38 points would be enough, which prompted the following reply.
“Oh absolutely. I think 38 points will be enough but it’s going to be difficult for all the teams down there,” said Redknapp.
The traditional benchmark for safety in the Premier League by the end of a 38 game season is 40 points.
Leicester are currently bottom of the table on 18 points, with Aston Villa, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers all on 22 points.
The likes of West Brom, Crystal Palace and Everton are a bit further adrift, but Redknapp’s lower than normal prediction seems to be based on how close the bottom four are bunched together.
A good series of results for any team fighting at the bottom could propel them up the table very quickly in search of safety.