Widnes coach Denis Betts is hoping that his players can put Hull KR under some psychological pressure when the two teams meet at the Select Security Stadium this Friday.
Rovers are under pressure with a crippling injury list, which includes playmaker and lynchpin Albert Kelly, and have been forced to call up two players from the City of Hull Academy.
They have also lost their coach Chris Chester, who was the first Super League tactician to be relieved of his duties in 2016.
“They’re going to come here as underdogs,” said Betts.
“They’ve got some adversity, and that usually brings the best out of rugby league players.
“What we’ve got to do is put them in an uncomfortable place, and bring out the fears they have within their group.
“If we give them a sniff, or let them play, or we give them any form of confidence, it’s going to be a very tough day.
“I think it’s going to be tough day, whichever way we go about it.
“At this moment in time, Super League clubs are fighting for every single point.
“The buzzword is every minute matters, and I think that still counts.
“We’re only four games in, but in other four games, we’re nearly halfway through the year.
“Points matter, performances matter, and that’s every single week.”