Cornish Pirates head coach Ian Davies says he is taking little notice of Bedford's early season struggles for Sunday's clash in Penzance.
The Blues, traditionally one of the Championship's strongest outfits, have won only one league game all season.
"Bedford are in a little bit of a slump but they're a talented group of players," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.
"They have a great coaching team and they'll come out of it at some stage. We just hope it's not on Sunday."
Davies said he was anticipating an entertaining game against a side with a reputation for playing with flair.
"Bedford is normally a good game - they do play a good brand of rugby and we're trying to play a bit," he said.
"They play a lot of football and I think their pack is underrated. They produce a good pack year on year and you cant keep players of their talent down for long.
"They'll have a siege mentality but as long as we keep doing most things well - which we are at the moment - then we can add pressure on the scoreboard or field position."