Former Cardiff City and Aston Villa managers - Dave Jones (L) and Martin O'Neil (R)
Aston Villa take on Cardiff City at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon with both sides recently entering a resurgence under newly appointed, experienced bosses.
The home side are now unbeaten in six, despite starting the season very poorly and the recent run of form has seen them move to within five points of the Championship play-offs.
Cardiff City on the other hand, have seen slower progress after starting the season considerably worse then their rivals on Saturday. The Bluebirds are only four points behind Villa but currently find themselves in 21st, just one spot above the relegation zone.
The Bluebirds have a horrific record at Villa Park having not taken three points from the historic ground since December 1954.
Cardiff haven't actually beaten Villa 1974 but the teams have only met three times since that old Division Two campaign.
Overall, Aston Villa are on top with 25 wins, compared to Cardiff's 19 wins - They have only shared six draws and one of those was the most recent of the meetings.
Here's how the last three meetings have played out;
Cardiff City 0-0 Aston Villa - February 2014 (Premier League)
Fraizer Campbell hits the post on a frustrating evening for both sides
The last time the two sides met, they couldn't be seperated and that was much to the thanks of Cardiff stopper David Marshall. The Scottish international pulled off a save which was later nomintaed as 'Save of the Season' to help keep the game score-less.
Cardiff City's David Marshall delivers a Man of the Match performance as Cardiff hold on to a point
It wasn't all Villa, Cardiff had their chances and Fraizer Campbell was unlucky to be denied by the post. However, Villa certainly had the better of the opportunities and the home side will have been happier with the result.
The result was enough to give Cardiff a boost going into the latter stages of the season but they would be relegated by the end of the campaign.
David Marshall pulled off arguably one of the best saves in Premier League history to secure a point
Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff City - November 2013 (Premier League)
Leandro Bacuna scores a long-range free-kick to send Villa Park into delirium
Aston Villa took three points at home against Cardiff in this first league meeting since 1975. The hosts took the lead through a superb long-distance free-kick from Leandro Bacuna, a strike which left David Marshall still and stunned on his goal-line.
Leandro Bacuna celebrates with team mates after scoring Villa's first goal
Villa's win against the Bluebirds would be sealed by Libor Kozak and Malky Mackay's job would come under pressure shortly after the result. Mackay would lose his job for non-footballing reasons, but he had already lost the support of some supporters when results declined in the winter.
The Villa celebrations contine as Malky Mackay begins to lose his grip on the Cardiff City job
Aston Villa 1-0 Cardiff City - September 2009 (League Cup)
Aston Villa and Cardiff City meet in the League Cup but the Premier League club come out on top
Cardiff had it all to do against Aston Villa with their opponents still going strong in the Premier League, while they continued to push for promotion in the Championship.
Dave Jones took his side to Villa Park in 2009, in the League Cup and they performed without fear, despite the strength of the opposition.
Gabriel Agbonlahor scores the crucial goal to dump Cardiff out of the cup
Gabriel Agbonlahor's goal would seperate the sides but the Bluebirds were desperately unlucky not to force the game into extra time. Jay Bothroyd stabbed home late-on only to see his goal denied by an offside flag - It was later confirmed as a questionable decision but Cardiff went home with their League Cup campaign over for the season.
Jay Bothroyd managed a late equaliser but the goal was seemingly wrongly denied by an offside flag