CONFIRMED: Cardiff City & Crystal Palace line-ups

Cardiff City Stadium

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

Cardiff City starting XI: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor; Medel, Mutch, Daehli, Zaha; Campbell, Jones.

Subs: Lewis; Eikrem, Noone, Cowie, McNaughton, Cala, Bellamy.

Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Puncheon, Bolasie, Jerome.

Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, Ince, Gayle, Murray, Chamakh.

Cardiff City and Crystal Palace lock horns in South Wales today in a key relegation battle, with both sides desperately needing the points.

The Bluebirds are coming off a sensational game at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, where a late goal from Thievy Bifouma looked to have given the Baggies a dramatic win, but Mats Moller Daehli scrambled home a 95th minute equaliser to rescue a crucial point.

The result leaves Cardiff just three points from safety, and they face a tough test today as they take on Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace - who of course sealed an incredible 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend to enhance their chances of Premier League survival.

The Eagles are now five points clear of danger and a win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side would push them one step closer to safety - which looked almost impossible when Iain Holloway was sacked earlier this season.

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