The Robins are beginning to find their feet in the Championship after initially struggling following promotion, but it will be a tough task to beat a Cardiff side unbeaten in four.
Russell Slade's side have got over the disappointing defeat at Rotherham United last month with a four-game unbeaten run, and the most impressive result of all came on Tuesday night as they beat one of the seven sides above them.
Middlesbrough were the visitors to the Welsh capital and the match was headed for a goalless draw when Boro full-back George Friend inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net to hand the Bluebirds the points.
That sees them eighth in the table with 20 points to their name. They are eight adrift of leaders Brighton & Hove Albion and four behind second-placed Birmingham City with over a quarter of the season now over with.
As the final two months of the calendar year edge closer, Cardiff want to maintain their position in the playoff picture by the turn of the year in an attempt to convince owner Vincent Tan to bolster the squad in January.
Cardiff cannot fall any lower than ninth this weekend, but could equally climb as high as third depending on results elsewhere.
Under Slade, Cardiff have been stronger at home than away and they have won four of their last five at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Recent form: LLWDDW
A sixth league defeat of the season, then, but it could have been very different for Steve Cotterill's side if they had taken their chances on the South Coast. On another day, they would have become the first team to beat Brighton this season and Cotterill was pleased with how regularly they threatened the Seagulls.
Victory would have taken them clear of the relegation zone, but as it is only goals scored is keeping them above Charlton Athletic in 22nd place.
With this game the last of matchday 13, City could be bottom going into the contest, but they could also go as high as 16th with a win.
Away from home, the Robins have averaged two goals per game in their last 15 league matches on the road, failing to score just once in that time.
They have also scored as many goals as Cardiff home and away this season with 15, but do have the joint-worst defence in the league with 22 conceded in 12 matches at an average of 1.83 per game.
Recent form: DLDDWL
After the impressive win over Boro, Slade is unlikely to make many changes for the Robins' visit.
Cotterill could also go with an unchanged XI given that the Robins felt that they deserved at least a point against the league leaders in midweek.
Cardiff possible starting lineup:
Marshall; Peltier, Morrison, Connolly, Fabio; Dikgacoi, Gunnarsson, Whittingham; Noone, Revell, Mason
Bristol possible starting lineup:
Fielding; Bennett, Ayling, Flint, Baker, Williams; Smith, Pack, Freeman; Wilbraham, Kodjia
Head To Head
This is the first meeting in over two-and-a-half years between the two, and both times in the 2012-13 season it was the home side that came out on top.
Bristol's 4-2 win that season in August 2012 was one of just two victories that they have had against the Bluebirds in the last eight contests, losing the other six.
Cardiff have won the last four encounters at home, with Bristol last triumphing in the Welsh capital in December 2002, when goals from Brian Tinnion and Christian Roberts gave them a 2-0 win at Ninian Park.
We say: Cardiff 2-1 Bristol
City pushed Brighton all the way on Tuesday, but this is another tough away trip and Cardiff will be full of confidence after downing Boro in midweek.