The Bluebirds are now just one point clear of the bottom three, while Huddersfield enter the midweek round of fixtures level on points with the top six.
Cardiff appeared to turn a corner when scoring three times in the space of five minutes to rescue a 3-3 comeback draw at Stoke City last weekend.
That incredible comeback in caretaker boss Steve Morison's first game in charge halted a run of eight successive losses for the Bluebirds, seven of those without scoring.
However, Morison's men could not build on that point on Wednesday as they fell 1-0 at home to Queens Park Rangers - Andre Gray scoring the only goal in that midweek contest.
Cardiff started the game positively enough, but there could be few complaints about the scoreline come full time, and they are now only a point above 22nd-place Barnsley.
City's defeat was bad news for Huddersfield, as it meant QPR leapfrogged them in the battle for a top-six finish.
The Terriers had climbed up to fifth on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw at Peterborough United, though that was considered a disappointing result for Carlos Corberan.
Huddersfield have now alternated between a defeat and a draw in their last four away games and have won only two of their last 10 league games on their travels.
This is the perfect opportunity to put that right, though, as Cardiff have lost six in a row at home and have failed to score in the last five of those.
The good news for the Bluebirds is that they are unbeaten in their last 15 games against Huddersfield in all competitions since a 1-0 defeat in January 2003.
As for Huddersfield, Corberan named an unchanged lineup between the weekend win over Millwall and midweek draw with Peterborough.
Town remain without a handful of injured players, but Corberan still has the option to rotate in certain areas should he wish.
Fraizer Campbell has started three games this season in the league and has an outside chance of a recall here against his former club.
Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; McGuiness, Morrison, Nelson; Ng, Ralls, Pack, Giles; Colwill, Harris; Moore
Huddersfield Town possible starting lineup:
Nicholls; Pearson, Lees, Colwill; Thomas, Hogg, O'Brien, Toffolo; Sinani, Campbell, Koroma
We say: Cardiff City 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield have been in far better form than Cardiff this season and will be looking to inflict a seventh successive home defeat on their opponents.
However, the Terriers do not have the best of records against City, especially at the Cardiff City Stadium where they are winless in seven attempts, so we are backing a draw here.
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