This is a game Newcastle must not lose if they are to keep up their initial strong challenge for promotion this season.
And the Newcastle team will no doubt be going all out for a win to keep their place at the top of the Championship table.
A win by Cardiff will see them leapfrog the Tyneside club.
Newcastle have three players out injured. Newly crowned Championship Player Of The Month Shola Ameobi is out for a few weeks, after having a minor operation on his foot, to assist his stress fracture.
Unfortunately our other striker Andy Carroll has not recovered form his injury, and is still not available and Argentine International will still be out for a couple more weeks.
Newcastle will be able to field their strongest defense tomorrow, and we expect young Nile Ranger, the England U19 International to keep his place up front, after a tremendous performance from the Londoner, in the second half against Leicester City.
We would expect Kevin Nolan, with two goals to his name already this season, to play up front with Ranger, in his usual withdrawn striker role.
Club captain Nicky Butt is available and we expect Chris to bring him straight back into the side in central midfield.
Here’s the team we expect manager Chris Hughton to field for the tough game at Cardiff tomorrow:
Simpson Taylor Coloccini Enrique
Barton Butt (c) Smith Guthrie
Subs: Krul Kadar Tozer Geremi LuaLua Taylor R. Lovenkrands
New Championship Manager Of The Month Hughton, will have some options with his subs, and we would expect newly signed Danish International Peter Lovenkrands to get some playing time in the second half.
For Cardiff City Jay Bothroyd has declared himself fit following his hamstring injury.
There were fears the hamstring injury he picked up at DoncasterRovers two weeks ago, may have exacerbated an underlying knee problem.
But that’s the case and Bothroyd returned to training this week and will partner local Newcastle lad Michael Chopra up front.
Newcastle will need to be strong in defense to contain the former Newcastle united striker since Michael already has 8 goals this season.
The talented midfielder Joe Ledley will play tomorrow, despite breaking a bone in his wrist, and will wear a plaster cast to protect it from further damage.
In front of the first sell-out crowd at the beautiful new Cardiff City Stadium, the atmosphere tomorrow will be electric, as both sets of fans will urge on their teams, who are currently 3rd and 1st in the Coca Cola Championship, prior to this weekend’s games.
We expect a crackerjack of a match.
Howay The Lads!!