Cardiff Blues v Scarlets Preview And Team News
This is traditionally the biggest game in the Magners League and Scarlets are desperate to regain some local pride after losing all three games to the Cardiff Blues last season .
Online bookies however make Cardiff strong favourites with William Hill offering the best odds of 2/7 about a home victory .
Both teams have named strong line ups and the game is covered live on BBC2 Wales with kick off at the Cardiff City Stadium at 8.05pm .
Scott Andrews will start for Cardiff and Chris Czekaj is named at full back and the Blues will want to put their 27-20 Heineken Cup defeat at Castres quickly behind them .
Scarlets will field a side showing 10 changes, three of them positional, from the team which was beaten 46-10 at Leicester in the Heineken Cup last week.
Rees, Jones, Regan King and Martin Roberts are all named on a strong replacements bench, with Rhys Priestland swapping from full-back to fly-half and Ken Owens coming in at hooker.
Cardiff are currently in second place in the Magners League with Scarlets only two points behind in fourth position .
It should be a bruising encounter but expect Cardiff to prevail at the odds but perhaps not by a landslide .