The Blues have won back to back games in the Celtic League with comprehensive wins at the Arms Park against the Ospreys (40-14) and Glasgow (31-3), however away from home Cardiff have not won since beating the Osrpeys at Liberty Stadium on 22 December. The Blues have won just once in Scotland in the past two seasons: 28-23 against Glasgow at Hughenden in September.
Edinburgh have won the last three matches they have played against the Blues including a 13-9 victory at the Arms Park in the Celtic League on 27 January. The Blues having won back to back games in the Celtic League with comprehensive wins at the Arms Park against the Ospreys (40-14) and Glasgow (31-3) will try to build on these wins when they face Edinburgh in the Celtic League this Friday.
Director of Coaching David Young said: "Obviously we are delighted with our last two results gaining maximum points at the Arms Park, but we know Edinburgh will be a tough match up in Scotland. We narrowly lost to them in January so will be hoping to reverse that result on Friday.
"Craig Quinnell and James Goode have both suffered injuries while Deiniol Jones is unavailable, so we have had to draft in Chris Dicomidis from Pontypridd as cover on the bench."
Edinburgh Gunners: tbc
Cardiff Blues: Rhys Williams; Chris Czeka, Jamie Robinson, Marc Stcherbina, Craig Morgan; Nick Robinson, Mike Phillips; John Yapp, Duane Goodfield, Gethin Jenkins, Kort Schubert, Rob Sidoli, Maama Molitika, Martyn Williams, Xavier Rush
Replacements: Martin Jones/Scott Roberts, Rhys Thomas, Chris Dicomidis, Andy Powell, Ryan Powell, Nick Macleod, Tristan Davies