The Amakhosi head into their Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash in Port Elizabeth desperate for a win, with the Soweto giants' winless run across all competitions now standing at six games.
Most recently, Steve Komphela's troops held on for a 1-1 stalemate against Cape Town City - having played with ten men for more than an hour.
The Chilli Boys themselves are experiencing a bad run of form with Dan Malesela's troops winless in their last eight fixtures. The Eastern Cape-based sit in 11th place on the standings heading into Saturday's clash and in danger of falling close to the relegation zone if they suffer defeat to Chiefs'.
Cardoso, though, is confident the Glamour Boys will turn things around this weekend and subsequently add to their hosts woes, as pressure continues to build on Steve Komphela.
"Against Chippa United: it is also going to be a tough game. They are also struggling you know, not getting the results they need and so have we - we are wounded," Cardoso told Goal.
"Unfortunately in the last two games,we should have won, against SuperSport the ball just didn't want to go in and against Cape Town City - it was tough one, we went down to 10-men and we were dominating when we were 11 on the field, but I think against Chippa we will get a good result.
"Obviously it comes down to us scoring goals with which we have been battling of late, but I think it will come right and that we will come out victorious.
The 28-year-old has successfully recovered from a long injury lay-off to take a regular place within the match day squad, with the former Free State Stars man showing his versatility; playing in both the midfield and in defence.
Cardoso, who started games against Free State Stars, Ajax Cape Town Mamelodi Sundowns and most recently Eric Tinkler's City side, has set his sights on more playing time as he now aims to pen down a permanent spot in the starting eleven.
"I'm happy to be playing and back in the mix, in the 18-man squad, firstly. Also back in 11 for myself is a great achievement," Cardoso added.
"I have been playing games now back-to-back and it is exciting for me. Especially having been out with injury for so long, and getting game time like this now just makes my confidence grow - being consistent and I hope it continues like that," he concluded.