Long Buckby boss Scott Goodwin believes Huntingdon Town will expect three points when they head to Station Road this weekend.
But Goodwin says his players will relish their underdogs tag and he is confident they can avenge their recent 4-0 defeat against Saturday’s opponents.
The Bucks put in a below-par performance at Jubilee Park on February 2, as Huntingdon claimed a resounding win.
And Goodwin feels the sixth-placed side, who are currently on a six-match unbeaten run in the UCL Premier Division, will be full of belief ahead of the reverse fixture.
“We played them a few weeks ago and we really weren’t at our best,” he said.
“We didn’t produce, but full credit to them they’ve carried on their momentum.
“They’ll look at our game as a definite three points, but we don’t want to go and get beaten 4-0 again. They’re going to be confident but I don’t think Ricky (Marheineke) is the kind of manager who will see it as a total guarantee.
“They are going to come with their chests puffed out so we’ll have to start sharp, but it’s a massive test.”
Buckby, who were 2-0 up against AFC Kempston Rovers before drawing 2-2 last weekend, have failed to win any of their previous eight league games, a run that has seen them slip down the table.
But Goodwin is confident they will turn things around and he feels they will enjoy being written off against Huntingdon this weekend.
He said: “They’re massive favourites for the game and we’re definitely outsiders, but we like that type of challenge.
“Every prediction will be for an away win but we want to prove the defeat there a few weeks ago was just a blip.”