Cardoso knows Highlands will be a tough nut to crack, especially coming off a 2-1 win over Black Leopards.
"Highlands are a very good team. they got a result on the weekend, they won 2-1 and obviously they gonna come at us knowing they have the upper hand,'' Cardoso said.
The Glamour Boys will be without influential striker and top scorer Samir Nurkovic, who is suspended after picking up his third yellow card against Matsatsantsa. However, Cardoso refused to make the Serb's absence a big deal.
"We've a big enough squad to rise to the occasion. We've got other strikers that would be given a chance, so it's not such a big deal.''
As Amakhosi had made all the tickets available free of charge, a gesture that's part of their 50th birthday commemoration, about 80000 spectators are expected to flock to FNB Stadium tonight.
Gabadinho Mhango scored a rare hat-trick when Orlando Pirates thrashed Polokwane City 4-1 away, with another goal coming from Ben Motshwari in their Absa Premiership match last night.
Elsewhere, Mamelodi Sundowns drew 0-0 against a 10-man Bidvest Wits at Loftus, while Bloem Celtic beat Stellenbosch 2-1 in Cape Town.