Owen Coyle's side go into the derby having failed to beat their local rivals at home in the top flight for 12 years.
Muamba said: "It is a massive game and about time we got a result against them. It will be very physical. There will be a lot of long balls, put it that way.
"We will just have to play the way we have done this season - by getting the ball down and passing it.
"We must not give away silly free-kicks because they are good at set-pieces. They won last week but we will be confident as we are at home.
"Our target? We must make sure get to 40 points as soon a possible and take it from there."