Tuesday night’s opponents head up from Wales in fine spirits after an unbeaten start to the season that sees them sit atop of the Championship.
Neil Warnock’s men dropped their first points of the season at the weekend, but showed great spirit to come from 1-0 down to take a point from Fulham, thanks to Danny Ward’s equalising goal.
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live over the weekend, the experience Bluebirds' boss spoke about their summer recruitment and goals for the new campaign.
"My dream is to get an eighth promotion," he said. "I thought it might be a little bit difficult in the circumstances here, because we haven't got a lot of money.
"But we've spent nearly £4m and brought in ten players. We're more or less underdogs everywhere we go, but I guess soon we might not be."
On Cardiff's unbeaten start to the campaign, he added: "It takes so much pressure off managers. I've been there where we haven't had a win in the first six games and it's so bad.
"The fans, the players, everybody relaxes a little bit more and you can play your game."
Meanile, Danny Ward, who grabbed the weekend equaliser at Craven Cottage believes the Welsh side's transfer window acquisitions have added to the competition.
“The strength in the squad that we’ve got is brilliant," he told the City official website cardiffcityfc.co.uk. "It’s not just the 11 out there – we need everyone working for the team and obviously it’s nice to get on the score sheet.
“Liam Feeney has been lively in training. He’s been putting balls in so I knew as soon as he got it wide there was a very good chance it was coming in the box and, to be fair, he’s put it on a plate for me.
“To go 1-0 down and show the spirit to come back and score that goal is fantastic.”