Torquay United manager Martin Ling says his side are the favourites going into their first Devon derby game with Plymouth Argyle for almost a decade.
The Gulls last played Argyle at Home Park on Boxing Day in 2001.
Torquay have won their last four games while Argyle needed a late equaliser to force a replay against Southern League Stourbridge in the FA Cup last week.
"It is a situation where we are the favourites, we can't deny that," Ling told BBC South West.
Torquay have not beaten Argyle in a league game since April 1972, although they did beat the Pilgrims 1-0 at Home Park in a Football League Trophy match in January 2000.
"Someone told me the other day it's almost 40 years since we last beat them in the league," said Ling.
"We've played them a dozen times, an awful lot of games where the Torquay supporters have had to suffer, so it'd be nice to get a win and make it happy for them.
"I wouldn't know how many games within that 40 years that Torquay have gone in as favourites, but I bet it isn't very often, so it's a good opportunity to put that statistic to bed."
Ling does not think he has ever had five successive wins as a manager, something he would love to achieve on Saturday.
"Even in the successful period of getting promotion with Leyton Orient I still don't think we had five wins on the trot, so it would be a massive occasion for all of us," he added.
"It's a good place to be, four wins, two good away wins against Crewe and Chesterfield, and the lads are looking confident and really looking forward to the game."