Both clubs will be unhappy with how their seasons have progressed, having both had ambitions of promotion at the start of the campaign. Indeed both have changed their manager since the opening game of the season, with Wanderers replacing Dougie Freedman with Neil Lennon, and Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade coming in to replace the hapless Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
Slade has had a tough debut season in Wales, struggling to convince the supporters of his quality and ability to manage at Championship level. Sounds vaguely familiar.
Wanderers will be unable to call upon the services of Manchester United loanee Ben Amos, and Cardiff's own Adam Le Fondre, and this should see a return to the starting XI for Adam Bogdan and Craig Davies respectively - although I wouldn't be surprised to see Emile Heskey come in for ALF given Davies' own poor performance in the weekend draw against Blackpool.
Cardiff had their own disappointment with a 1-1 draw away to Reading, but have been dodgy on their own patch, losing seven times in twenty fixtures.
There have been murmours of financial problems at the creatively-named Cardiff City Stadium recently, with top scorer Kenwyne Jones (11 goals) being loaned to promotion chasing Bournemouth in order to ease the pressure on the club's bank accounts - a further recent statement about the club closing the upper tier of the ground next season adding fuel to the fire.
In terms of team news, Cardiff could involve defender Ben Turner for the first time since January. The centre-back has been sidelined with damaged ankle ligaments since the last meeting between the sides in January but boss Russell Slade revealed he has recovered quickly and could make his return in the afternoon fixture.
Strikers Federico Macheda and Alex Revell, who both missed out on the 1-1 draw with Reading due to knocks to their backs, will be assessed by the Bluebirds' medical team. Macheda and Peter Whittingham remain top scorers with six each in Jones' absence.
Cardiff are undefeated in five games, and will surely prove a tough test for Wanderers who we all know are fairly toothless on the road.
Still - one more game to the end of the season and our much-needed clearout eh?
Prediction: Cardiff City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers