The Sharks made the marquee signing of the summer by bringing in 24-year-old Danny Cipriani from Super 15 side Melbourne Rebels and head coach, and former Sharks scrum-half, Bryan Redpath could well hand the England man a first start against Sarries after he came on after half an hour at Sandy Park.
But Hodgson, who spent 11 years at Sale, insists this weekend's clash won't be solely decided by the performance of the two number tens.
"If I am honest I don't really care about individual matchups, I never have done," said Hodgson, who became the first player to pass the 2,000 Aviva Premiership points barrier against London Irish.
"There's obviously a lot of talk about Cipriani and the fact that he's come back into the Aviva Premiership which is great.
But for me we are involved in a team game, it's not just about me and whether I can do better than him.
"The most important thing is to pick up the win at the weekend and that's all I will be focusing on and the job I can do for the team and performing to the best of my ability.
"They will want to get themselves off to a good start at home. Every team wants to do well at home and Sale will want to make that a fortress being a new ground for them.
"We are expecting a bit of a backlash from that (the 43-6 loss against the Chiefs). We know it's not going to be easy and we know we will have to work hard if we want to win."
Former London Wasp Cipriani upped sticks to the other side of the world in 2010 in search of an Australian rugby education and Hodgson admits he's fully aware of the benefit that will have had on his game.
Between 2002 and 2004 Hodgson played alongside Australian international centre Graeme Bond for Sale and cites it as one of the most beneficial midfield partnerships of his career.
And now having experienced Super 15 rugby alongside and against the Southern Hemisphere's best players - Hodgson insists Cipriani will be a better player at Sale than the young pretender who dazzled Premiership defences for London Wasps.
"Graeme was such a fantastic player to play with. He always made the right decisions and that made my job a hell of a lot easier," added Hodgson.
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