Skipper Dan Braid is confident of a win on Friday night when Sale take on Gloucester at the AJ Bell stadium, which could see Sharks move up into the Aviva Premiership top four in their first league game since the 3rd of January.
If Worcester win against Leicester at Sixways and Sale win, they will sit in the play-off places going into Saturday's games.
With his side in a good run of form at the moment, Braid doesn't see why Sale can't compete with the Premiership's big boys.
"We are in a good position. At the start of the year the target was to reach the top six and we are right in there. Confidence is high throughout the side, and with two home games out of four coming up it's a great chance to stay in touch with the leaders."
Sharks' unbeaten run to 2014 came to an end last Friday after a narrow defeat at Ospreys in the LV=Cup, but morale will be high against a Gloucester side who Steve Diamond's men beat in round one of fixtures back in September.
Tries from Mark Cueto and Andy Forsyth kick-started Sale's successful campaign, and Braid said that the 22-16 win was one of the highlights of the season.
"It was an outstanding start considering we were away from home. We had done a lot of work in pre season and were really motivated to go down to Kingsholm and get a result.
"We got two great tries from set pieces and played our hearts out, especially with a scrum right at the end which we managed to defend. That game set the tone for the season."
Gloucester suffered from some terrible form at the start of the season, and sit two places behind Sharks in 9th. Despite this, Sale's captain was sure to acknowledge the talent they have at their disposal.
"They have got some very dangerous backs, quick wingers and they score a lot of tries. Their forward pack is also coming along with some really good carriers so defensively we are going to have to be on our game."
Friday's visitors are also in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter finals alongside Sale, with a tough tie against London Wasps in to look forward to in April.
Gloucester's last league outing ended in a heavy 29-8 victory against league leaders Saracens at Kingsholm.
Sale have impressed at scrum time this season, which has been an area of real concern for the visitors, and Braid is confident that Sharks will be strong at set pieces.
"Our scrum has been a positive for us so far this season so we will try and provide a good platform there. With the way the referees are ruling the scrum at the moment there is a chance we can win a few penalties, especially against a side who are struggling in that department."
Sale will be without England star Henry Thomas, whilst the visitors are also missing a host of players including Billy Twelvetrees and Jonny May, who played against France last Saturday.
Friday's game will see our academy team face Leeds Carnegie before our main event v Gloucester. With this, turnstiles will be open from 16.45 in the West Stand to enable you to take your seats anywhere in the stadium from entrance through this turnstile, even if you're in the other stand.
The game kicks off at 17.00, and kiosks will be open, as well as catering vans. Please note, there will be no readmittance, so once you have entered the stadium venue, you will not be able to re-enter should you leave.