CONFIRMED: Cardiff City & Fulham line-ups

Here is how Cardiff City and Fulham will line-up for this afternoon’s match:

Cardiff City starting XI: Marshall; John, Caulker, Turner, Fabio; Medel, Kim, Mutch; Noone, Jones, Campbell.

Subs: Lewis; Eikrem, Cala, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Zaha, Bellamy.

Fulham starting XI: Stekelenburg; Riether, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Holtby, Richardson; Mitroglou, Woodrow.

Subs: Kvist, Kaçaniklic, Stockdale, Karagounis, Zverotić, Burn, Bent.

It's a crucial match in the relegation battle today as second bottom Cardiff take on bottom club Fulham in South Wales.

Cardiff have been in freefall since Malky Mackay was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and have won just two Premier League games since the start of December, leaving the Bluebirds precariously in the drop zone.

Meanwhile, Fulham are now managed by German Felix Magath, who became the Cottagers' third boss of the season, succeeding Rene Meulensteen, who had replaced Martin Jol earlier this season.

The changes don't seem to have affected much, as Fulham remain bottom of the table, but a win for them today would send Cardiff to the foot of the table, and would put them just one point behind West Bromwich Albion, who are losing 1-0 to Manchester United at the time of writing.

But a win for Cardiff would put them level on points with the Baggies, and would give renewed hope to Bluebirds fans who seem to have been resigned to relegation for some time now.

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