Both clubs finish in mid-table last season, and it is the Welsh side rather than Leeds who have kicked on.
They currently sit in seventh place, level on points with sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday, while Leeds are down in 16th position.
Here is a look at how the two teams line up for the fixture:
Cardiff City line up: Marshall, Fabio, Malone, Manga, Connolly, Ralls, O'Keefe, Whittingham, Lawrence, Pilkington, Immer
Substitutes: Moore, Morrison, Dikgacoi, Ameobi, Noone, Zohore, Saadi
Leeds United line up: Silvestri, Berardi, Bamba, Bellusci, Taylor, Murphy, Bridcutt, Mowatt, Cook, Antenucci, Doukara
Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Wootton, Diagouraga, Carayol, Dallas, Botaka, Erwin
Leeds lost the corresponding fixture last season with Neil Redfearn in charge, his first loss as permanent manager.
Current boss Steve Evans has better memories. When Leeds beat Cardiff in November through an Alex Mowatt goal it was his first win, and an away victory is much needed after their 4-0 horror show at Brighton and Hove Albion a week ago.