The Bluebirds will host Manchester City on Sunday, and they will be hoping the home advantage gives them a little boost for what will be a tough match. Cardiff lost to West Ham 2-0 in their first match of the season.
That game showcased a lot of weaknesses that Malky Mackay had to resolve before the title contenders came visiting. Most of what Mackay needs to do to have any chance of stopping City will require changes in the defensive mindset and the setup of the side.
Cardiff City won't be able to possess the ball like they did against West Ham, meaning there will be very few attacking moves from the home side.
The Welsh side should consider it a victory if they escape from the game with a point. Here's a few things they must do to stop Manchester City getting a win.