Watford boss Bilić believes the position in the table belies the quality within the Cardiff ranks, and he is expecting a tough contest against a side looking to recapture the sort of form that marked the start of interim-manager Mark Hudson’s spell in charge.
“I’ve watched them, and I like Cardiff’s team,” said Bilić. “They have energy, quality, and they play on the front foot. They have lost a few games in recent weeks, but there have been factors like red cards that have affected things, so we know we are in for a hard evening.
“It’s important we go there and play our own game. The big thing for our psychology is keeping up this confidence and momentum, and getting to mid-November with as many points as possible. We’ll train today (Tuesday November 1) before we travel across to Cardiff, and we’ll be ready to go again.”