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Latest Cardiff v Newcastle odds as the Bluebirds look a touch of value in the betting, at a price of 7/5 to secure all three points.
Newcastle and Cardiff will meet for the first time in the Premier League and the first time since February 2010 when they clash at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.
The Magpies won 5-1 on that occasion but the Bluebirds (should that be red?) have made a solid start to life in the Premier League and are currently sitting in 11th place on 8 points after winning 2 and drawing 2 of the opening 6 games.
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Wins over Manchester City and Fulham have fuelled the belief that the Welsh side can emulate the achievements of their rivals Swansea and survive in the Premier League.
Newcastle meanwhile are currently languishing in 16th place after suffering their third defeat of the season, and second in a row, on Monday night against Newcastle.
Defensive lapses have proved costly in recent weeks with 6 goals conceded against Hull and Everton.
Mike Williamson, who came off the bench on Monday, is likely to start the game with Mapou Yanga-Mbiva set to drop to the bench.
Yohan Cabaye is also set to start after his goal scoring appearance from the bench against Everton while Loic Remy will once again lead the line after scoring three goals in his last two games.
Jonas Gutierrez may also make his return following a hamstring injury
Despite their inconsistent start to the season Alan Pardew is tipping his side to finish in the top 10.
“I think we still have a chance of the top 10,” said Pardew.
“As a team we have shown inconsistencies, especially in our defending. Some of the goals we have conceded this year really are not good enough for us.
“The consistency of performance individually and as a unit – the back four – we will have to do some work and there will have to be some personnel changes in there.
Despite failing to score in their last two home games Cardiff have impressed Cardiff City Stadium and have lost just three of 26 home games in the league since the start of the 2012-13 campaign.
Malkay Mackay will be hoping to build on that record and record a first win over Newcastle in 6 games in the process.
Cardiff have an almost fully fit squad to choose from with the only doubt concerning Andreas Cornelius (ankle), who has not played since the League Cup win over Accrington Stanley in August.