Dover will be looking to get back in the play-off places when boss Chris Kinnear’s side heads to struggling North Ferriby United on Saturday.
Whites dropped from fifth to sixth on Wednesday night after Barrow AFC won 1-0 at Macclesfield Town.
Those three points saw Barrow replace Dover in the top five on goal difference.
North Ferriby United, who won promotion last season after beating AFC Fylde 2-1 in the play-off final, have found the going tough in their début season.
They are currently bottom and have the poorest home record in the league so far this season with 14 points from a possible 45.
The Yorkshire side have also lost their last two league games, but Kinnear is taking nothing for granted ahead of Whites first trip to Grange Lane or EON Visual Media Stadium as it is called.
He said: “They are fighting for their lives and will no doubt work really hard.
“It is sometimes harder to play a team that are down there and these are not the worst team in this league.”
NORTH FERRIBY UNITED’S RECENT FORM
Known as The Villagers, United slipped to the bottom of the National League ladder after losing 1-0 at Braintree Town last Saturday.
Seven days earlier, they lost 2-0 at home against Macclesfield Town.
13/08/16: Dover Athletic 2-0 North Ferriby United
Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 27 and 32 overall.
Miller missed the win against North Ferriby United at Crabble earlier this season through suspension.
The goals that day were scored by Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel.
Emmanuel now has 11 league goals to his name while Lafayette has 10.
Reece Thompson is North Ferriby United’s leading man with six goals.
DOVER TEAM NEWS
Assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Thursday that only striker Tyrone Marsh (knee) was not available.
For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at North Ferriby United by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip to Yorkshire, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm)
Barrow v Torquay United
Boreham Wood v York City
Bromley v Solihull Moors
Dagenham & Redbridge v Guiseley AFC
Eastleigh v Tranmere Rovers
Gateshead v Forest Green Rovers
Macclesfield Town v Braintree Town
Maidstone United v Chester FC
Woking v Southport
Wrexham v Aldershot Town
There will be a Supporters Club coach heading north on Saturday and it’s not too late to get on it.
Coach leaves Crabble at 7.30am and the cost is:
Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.
Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.
You are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.