The Cheetahs will target a troubled Western Force side as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways when they take on the tourists in a Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The home side squandered leads in their last two games - against the Chiefs and Highlanders - and will be out to play the full 80 minutes in an effort to secure a much-needed win against a Force side that is has had trouble on and off the field.
The visitors are in South Africa without departed coach Richard Graham, in the wake of the news that they will not be signing Reds half-back Will Genia for next season.
Behind the scenes, they are still negotiating with star Wallaby flanker David Pocock, who recruited Genia and he is rumoured to have said he would only commit to the Force for next season upon the half-back's signing.
Touring without a head coach will be tough and the Cheetahs can pounce on the Australian outfit who have only two wins from nine outings to their name.
Despite the Force's troubles, Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie insisted the hosts would not underestimate the opposition.
"With or without a coach, it makes no difference to us," Fourie said.
"We focus only on what we have to do right."
The Force struggled in their last home encounter, falling victim to the Stormers, while the Cheetahs would not have gained much confidence from their loss against the Highlanders.
The wheels came off for the Bloemfontein side after flyhalf Johan Goosen picked up a shoulder injury and they squandered a lead of 21 points to eventually lose the match.
"We need to finish games, something we are failing to do at this stage," said Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss.
"Against the Highlanders, we were in a good position at half-time thanks to some good tries.
"We had an advantage of 21 points and couldn't convert that to victory, even though the opportunities were there.
"We've spoken among ourselves and realise we have to rectify it against the Force."