CARDIFF CITY v MANCHSETER CITY 16:00, Cardiff City Stadium (Sunday)
Cardiff are seen to be the strongest of the promotes sides after a summer of big spending but their performance against West Ham was lacklustre as they failed to get a shot on target. Malky Mackay will hope that £8 million Danish striker Andreas Cornelius is fit to play as the Bluebird failed to trouble the Hammers in their previous game.
Manchester City will be without influential captain Vincent Kompany, after he limped off against Newcastle with a groin injury. It leaves Manuel Pelligrini short of centre-backs with Matija Nastasic and Micah Richards already ruled out, meaning Javi Garcia is likely to deputise in Kompany’s stead. The Sky Blues looked impressive against Newcastle and will be looking to make up ground on title rivals Chelsea and Manchester United who play each other on Monday night.
What to watch out for: There should be a superb atmosphere in Cardiff for their first home game in the Premier League which should make the fixture a more even contest. Man City struggled in Wales when they played against Swansea last season and with former City player Craig Bellamy on the opposing side, Pelligrini’s men could be in for a tough time.
Cardiff – Marshall, Connolly, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Kim Bo-Kyung, Whittingham, Campbell, Bellamy
Man City – Hart; Zabaleta, Lescott, Javi Garcia, Clichy; Navas, Y Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero