Mark Hughes' Stoke City will be targeting a third straight victory when they welcome fellow stragglers Swansea City to Bet365 Stadium on Monday evening.
The Potters find themselves at the wrong end of the table after making a slow start to the Premier League campaign but have seemingly turned the corner after going unbeaten in their last four games.
The Swans, meanwhile, are languishing in 19th place and new manager Bob Bradley will be hoping to pick up the first win of his tenure after a goalless draw with Watford on 22 October.
Despite their lowly position in the league standings, Hughes feels his side would be foolish to underestimate the threat posed by the Welsh outfit.
"We're looking forward to the Swansea game," he said. "It won't be easy.
I think Swansea are a little bit like ourselves where they've got a lot of quality and you feel they're in a false position.
"I'm sure the new manager will have a way of playing that he'll want to implement as quickly as he can."
Bradley, on the other hand, is fully focused on getting off the mark, and admits it's up to him to get his side firing on all cylinders.
He said: "The [new manger] bounce is talked about and you have to make it happen. I'll be excited when we get that first win.
"We talk a lot about confidence and they need that reinforcement.
"At the Emirates [against Arsenal] we had a chance for a point, but I'm not certain we put ourselves in a great position to take three.
"Coming off against Watford I felt that was more there for us."
On the team news front, Stoke will hand a late fitness test to Geoff Cameron after the defender suffered a minor knee injury against Hull City last week.
Experienced defender Phil Bardsley could also miss out after being granted compassionate leave to attend his grandfather's funeral.
Swansea have Jefferson Montero and Fernando Llorente back in contention after recovering from injury, but Nathan Dyer (ankle) is still three weeks away from making a return to action.