NHILL will start as favourites for a second round in a row after notching a first win against Dimboola last week.
Both sides have one win to their names but Nhill has pushed sides more often in the first six rounds.
Tigers coach Alan Bennett said both sides would consider the game a good chance to win.
“Ararat has a young side and some quality players,” he said. “Gordan Laurie is a quality forward and we will need to make sure we limit his supply.”
Bennett said Alan Batchelor and Jack Ganley lead a young Ararat side that was capable of causing upsets if they were allowed to run.
It has been contrasting form for the sides. Nhill has lost just one first quarter this season whereas the Rats have regularly been blown out of the contests early.
“It is about building and maintaining momentum for us,” Bennett said.
“Against any side you need to be able to capitalise when you are up.”