Mackay could hand a start to midfielder Jordon Mutch, who came off the bench to score the decisive goal at Craven Cottage last Saturday.
United were 3-0 behind before the break at Goodison Park, and that could lead to Pardew recalling Yohan Cabaye for the trip to the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City: DDLLW
Newcastle United: WWLWL
Possible starting lineups
Cardiff City: Marshall; Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Medel, Mutch, Gunnarsson; Campbell, Odemwingie
Newcastle United: Krul; Coloccini, Santon, Williamson, Debuchy; Sissoko, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Tiote; Remy
Sports Mole says: 2-1