Both teams go into the game with having won two games each this season. Sharks only loss coming against Newcastle Falcons and Northampton's defeat came on Saturday at Kingsholm against Gloucester.
Since 2000 there have been 25 games played between the two clubs with Sale having won 10. The last time Sale won at Northampton was in May 2006 by 36-34. Steve Hanley scored his 75th and final try in this game.
Coached by former Sale legend Jim Mallinder, Northampton have Ben Foden, Luther Burrell and Christian Day in their squad. Foden scored an early try at Gloucester on Saturday, Burrell had a good game at centre and Day was outstanding in the forwards.
The BT Sport cameras are due at Carrington on Wednesday morning and will be interviewing both Steve Diamond and Dan Braid ahead of the game. Mark Cueto travels to London on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the BT Sport Magazine Programme 'Rugby Tonight'.