The first south Wales derby of the season takes place this afternoon.

Here's the full lowdown on the clash between Swansea City and Cardiff City.

What time is Swansea City v Cardiff City kick-off?

Swansea City v Cardiff City kicks off at 12pm on Sunday, October 17.

Is Swansea City v Cardiff City on TV?

Yes, the game will be screened live on Sky Sports. Coverage on their Football channel begins at 11am on Sunday.

Sky customers will be able to live stream the action via the Sky Go app.

Given that the match is being shown live on Sky Sports, the game will not be streamed on SwansTV or Cardiff City TV.

You can also follow live updates from the match via our blog which will be available on our Football page.

READ MORE: Read what scores our writers have predicted for the South Wales derby

What's the latest team news?

Russell Martin has a fully fit squad to select from for the first time since joining Swansea.

Olivier Ntcham, Ryan Bennett and Michael Obafemi have all recovered from injuries and are in contention to feature.

Ethan Laird and Ryan Manning were unable to represent England's Under-20s and Republic of Ireland respectively during the international break due to injury.

However, the defensive duo have fully trained at Fairwood ahead of the visit of the Bluebirds.

As for Cardiff, they have captain Sean Morrison back in their ranks after he recovered from a thigh strain.

Striker Kieffer Moore is expected to start despite being withdrawn during Wales' 1-0 triumph over Estonia on Monday due to a facial injury.

Sam Bowen is also available after recovering from illness, although Tom Sang will miss out due to a toe problem.

What have the managers said?

Russell Martin: "The reward at the end is three points, but we have to contextualise every game, and this is the biggest one of the season for our supporters at home to our rivals.

"I’m not going to play it down at all, I've been on that side of the fence, I’ve been a fan in derbies, I’ve been a player. It’s huge, I know how much it means to them. It’s a balance for us to make sure the players are aware of that, and they are.

"We’ve got guys who've played enough of them now to understand what it means. It’s going to be an incredible atmosphere, I’m really looking forward to it, so let them feel it and enjoy it.

"That’s the balance for us, managing the emotion of it but being aware of how much it means to everyone. The guys know that and they’ll be ready for that. I just want us to take to the pitch, be brave and be us."

Mick McCarthy: "I love the derbies. Last year we had no one in! It’ll be a bit different, this one.

"If you can win them then they are brilliant. If you lose them it leaves you pretty low, even more so for the fans.

"Players and managers come and go but fans are always there. They love the bragging rights.

"They [Swansea] like to have possession of the ball, they keep the ball for fun. They play at the back, try and open you up, so it’s important for us to be compact."

What are the latest betting odds?

Swansea City win - 6/4

Draw - 2/1

Cardiff City win - 2/1

(Odds courtesy of Grosvenor Sport, correct at time of publishing)

Who is the referee?

James Linington will take charge of proceedings at Swansea.com Stadium.

The Isle of Wight official will be assisted by Rob Smith and Nigel Lugg, while Darren Drysdale is the fourth official.

Pundit's prediction

English Football League pundit David Prutton is unable to separate Swansea and Cardiff ahead of their crunch clash this weekend.

Both sides are bidding to improve their form having claimed 11 points from their opening 11 league matches of the season.

And Prutton believes that while there will be goals on Sunday, the spoils should be shared given the form of the two sides.

"This is a big game. A South Wales derby, back in front of the fans," he wrote in his Sky Sports column.

"It should be an absolute treat. Neither are in good form, though. And both are locked together in the lower reaches of the table on 11 points.

"What should be said, however, is there is far more positivity around what Russell Martin is trying to achieve, than what is happening over at Cardiff right now.

"They have lost five on a spin and Mick McCarthy can't afford another defeat. I don't think they'll lose, but I can't see them winning either."

David Prutton's prediction: Swansea City 2-2 Cardiff City

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