The visitors will try to avoid a third consecutive defeat in all competitions when they face the Reds in the match.
Nottingham Forest last eliminated four Derby counties when they drew 1-1 against Derby County.
Tom Lawrence gave the Rams the lead in the first quarter of an hour, but Brennan Johnson had eight minutes left on the clock to contribute.
This was followed by a 4-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers which condemned them out of the second round. EFL Cup.
With just one point from their first four games, Nottingham Forest are currently rooted. EFL Championship Table.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City’s form continued to decline last time they lost 2-1 to Bristol City.
Austrian midfielder Andreas Woman scored in both halves to condemn the Blue Birds’ second spin defeat.
Earlier, McCarthy’s men lost 2-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion in the second round of the EFL Cup two weeks ago.
With eight points from five games, Cardiff City are ninth in the league table, with Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers at points.
Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Head to Head.
Cardiff City have the best record in the history of this fixture, claiming 31 wins in their last 59 matches. Nottingham Forest won 17, while 11 games ended in a draw.
Nottingham Forest Farm Guide (all competitions): DLLLL
Cardiff City Farm Guide (All Competitions): LLWDW.
Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Team News.
Hosts Rodrigo Ellie, Jordi Ossi Tutu and Lok MBSu will be without services, who are currently injured.
Injured: Rodrigo Ellie, Jordi Ossi Tutu and Lok MB Soh.
Suspended: No one.
The Bluebirds will be without Lee Tomlin and Isaac Wessel, both of whom have been ruled out due to injuries.
Injured: Tomlin Lee, Isaac Wessel.
Suspended: No one.
Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Prediction XI.
Nottingham Forest Padded XI (4-2-3-1): Bryce Samba, Max Lowe, Scott McKenna, Joe Worrell, Digged Spence, Ryan Yates, James Garner, Alex Myton, Brennan Johnson, Philip Zinkernagel, Lyle Taylor.
Cardiff City Forecast XI (3-4-3): Dylan Phillips Curtis Nelson, Eden Flint, Sean Morrison Joel Bagan, Joe Rawls, Marilyn Peck, Perry NG Ryan Giles, Leandro Becona, Kefer Moore.
Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Forecast
Nottingham Forest have struggled to reach home turf in recent weeks and have lost three games at home in all competitions. Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last seven games away from home and we think they will take advantage of their hosts’ poor form to earn all three points.
prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Cardiff City.