Glenn Ferguson has warned his players of complacency on Saturday.
Ballymena United entertain Premiership newcomers Warrenpoint Town at the Showgrounds.
Ferguson has demanded maximum points from the home fixture, but says his players have to be “mentally prepared” for the visit of Barry Gray’s side.
“We have to make sure we are up for this game,” Ferguson said.
“We seem to raise our game against the so-called bigger teams, but then we get caught out against teams lower down.
“We know Warrenpoint will be tough. They will be hard-working and determined, so we have to match them.
“We have to get it right mentally, and if we do that then hopefully the quality will shine through.
“These are the games we have to be winning. We are at home against a side who you would expect to be in the bottom half most of the season.
“We need to pick up points from Saturday.”