However, the pair meet in the Carling Cup on Tuesday evening knowing that one of them is just two matches away from a Wembley final against either Liverpool or Manchester City.
Home boss Dougie Freedman may have to wait until the final moments to name his starting lineup for the tie, as a virus is believed to be sweeping through the squad.
Palace: Lewis; Clyne, Parr, Ramage, Martin; Scannell, Ambrose, Garvan, Zaha; Murray, O'Keefe.
Cardiff: Marshall; Taylor, Hudson, Gerrard, Naylor; Whittingham, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Conway; Miller, Gestede.
Sports Mole says: 2-2