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Where: The Cardiff City Stadium
When: Saturday 11 January, 3 p.m. GMT
The three o'clock kick-offs begin with a crunch game at the foot of the table as 17th-placed Cardiff entertain a beleaguered West Ham, who sit 19th.
A win could see the Hammers climb out of the relegation zone at Cardiff's expense.
Both these sides have been in predictably dire form, reflecting their precarious league standings.
West Ham have just two points from their last seven games, the worst return in that period, while Cardiff sit 18th on the form guide with four points from a possible 18.
August's clash brought a win for West Ham, as did their Capital One tie in September. In fact, the hosts have lost their past five games with the Hammers since an away win in 2011.
Despite the lowly position of both sides, this game has the potential to entertain. Both clubs favour a direct approach, sitting in the top four for most long balls per game.
While there may not be enough attacking quality on show, this should see the action regularly jump between both penalty boxes at a rapid pace.
Each side relies on a target man for an attacking platform, leaving the clashes between centre-backs and strikers as the most pivotal matchups.
Prediction: Cardiff 1-0 West Ham
Galvanised by a new leader, the Cardiff City Ground should be a much more pleasant atmosphere for the home side to work in.
Aided by a bout of new manager syndrome and an opponent short on defenders, the home side should add to what's been a miserable few weeks for West Ham.