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Cardiff odds to win - 6/4
Draw - 12/5
West Ham odds to win - 7/4
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has confirmed that none of his players picked up any new injuries during their Carling Cup final defeat to Liverpool.
However, because of the international week, Mackay will wait on late fitness tests before naming his team.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce welcomes back captain Kevin Nolan after the midfielder completed a three-match ban.
Striker Carlton Cole may also return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench against Crystal Palace.
Having taken English giants Liverpool to the brink of the unthinkable less than a week ago, Cardiff eventually lost the Carling Cup final by nothing more than the width of a post.
But Malky Mackay's brave team won an army of new admirers - beyond their fanatical corner of south Wales, beyond the Principality itself - all of whom will now be willing them to achieve promotion to the Premier League after entertaining a nation with what was widely considered one of the great Wembley displays.
That battle to end their frustrating 50-year absence from the top flight starts back on home territory against a team who are looking to bounce back straight away after last season's crushing relegation.
Neither club lacks in ambition. Having eventually got their finances in order Cardiff finally moved to a glistening new stadium last season, the crumbling Ninian Park now but a cherished memory for their proud supporters. How they pray they might be able to forget about the play-offs come the end of the season proper, having been agonisingly denied in the nerve-shredding ties in the past two years. Yet, sixth in the table, it looks like they might have to tackle their hoodoo head on yet again if they are to reach the Promised Land of glamour ties against the Manchester clubs, Arsenal - and Swansea.
Automatic promotion is the true target for second-placed West Ham, who proved savvy in employing a manager of real pedigree in Sam Allardyce last summer. New England captain Scott Parker played last time the clubs met on the opening day of this season - when Cardiff won for the first time at Upton Park since 1950 - but, despite having lost his services, they remain determined to attract players of the highest calibre. Promising Ravel Morrison joined from Manchester United and they even tried to snare Chelsea's misfiring £50m World Cup-winner Fernando Torres in the January transfer window.
Outside of the Premier League, this match is about as big as it gets. Both clubs yearn to be contesting this fixture with the eyes of the world watching next season - and will be heart-broken if they don't.
Cardiff and West Ham are going toe-to-toe for the 49th time in league and cup. The Hammers lead by 24 wins to nine, with 15 finishing level. Former Hammers defender Malky Mackay got off to a winning start in charge of Cardiff with a 1-0 triumph at Upton Park on 7 August, courtesy of a 90th minute goal from Kenny Miller. It was the Bluebirds' second win in three meetings with West Ham, after completing 13 in league and cup without victory. Cardiff have never done the league double over the Hammers.
The Carling Cup losing finalists resume their push for promotion, having won one of the last five Championship matches. But they have won seven and lost two of the last nine at the Cardiff City Stadium. Mackay's men have not had a man sent off in this league campaign, and boast the best disciplinary record, with just 37 yellow cards.
The Hammers are targeting their 19th victory of this promotion-chasing season, having accumulated their highest total of league points after the first 32 games in 20 years. They are conceding a goal a game on average; 32 in 32. Only Cardiff have opened the scoring in more Championship games this term than West Ham; Bluebirds 22, Hammers 19.
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