City make four changes to the side that faced West Ham United at Cardiff City Stadium last weekend as Jordon Mutch returns from injury to make a welcome return to the starting-11.
Kevin McNaughton, Aron Gunnarsson and Ben Turner also make a return for City, with Declan John, Peter Odemwingie, Mark Hudson and Kim Bo Kyung named on the bench.
Cardiff City: Marshall; McNaughton, Caulker (C), Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Medel, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Noone; Campbell. Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Odemwingie, Kim, Eikrem, Bellamy, John.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Negredo, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Nastastic, Clichy, Fernandinho, Milner, Aguero.