While the Wizards are in fine form, Cardiff comfortably disposed of Bedwas at the Bridge Field last weekend. After the game, head coach Martyn Fowler said: "We worked hard on our failings during the week and the introduction of full-back Dan Fish and No. 8 Luke Hamilton provided us with a victory platform.
"It was a performance that gave a hint of better things to come and it was pleasing the Blues duo of Peter Thomas and Richard Holland witnessed it."
Cardiff again have Fish and Hamilton available this week though the former moves to the left wing this time around. Tom Williams wears the number 15 shirt with Ellis Jenkins returning in the pack.
Head-to-head, Aberavon and Cardiff have met each other 26 times in the league with the Wizards narrowly leading the series by 13 wins to 12.
Aberavon: 15 Jonathan Phillips 14 Mike Powell 13 Will Price 12 Matthew Jenkins 11 Stefan Andrews 10 Jamie Davies 9 Chris Morgans, 1 Rowan Jenkins 2 Ieuan Davies 3 Andrew Clatworthy (c) 4 Gavin Ronan 5 Sam Williams 6 Lee Purnell 7 Ben Thomas 8 Chris Davies.
Replacements: Dan Davies, Aaron Jones, Paul Smithson, Evan Yardley, Nathan Brown, Craig Everett, Neil White, Anthony Edwards.
Cardiff: 15 Tom Williams 14 Richard Smith 13 Mike Stephens 12 Luke Ford 11 Dan Fish 10 Ceiron Thomas 9 Tom Slater, 1 Lewis Smout 2 Ethan Lewis 3 Ryan Harford 4 Miles Normandale 5 James Murphy 6 Ellis Jenkins 7 Johnathon Edwards (c) 8 Luke Hamilton.
Replacements: Callum Lewis, Aaron Fowler, Lloyd Elliot, Alwyn Lee, Ben Roach, Garyn Lucas, Jack Maynard, Joe Griffin.