The Blues go into the match at the Arms Park on the back of two Celtic League defeats leaving their bright early season promise looking decidedly gloomy.
Lacklustre displays in losses to Connacht and Ulster have seen the Blues slip to ninth in the table in a continuation of their form of last season which saw them finish last of the four Welsh regions. Previous meetings with the Stradey Park side don't make happy reading for Blues fans with one win from four.
"We need to keep the ball better in contact if we're going to build any pressure at all on teams," admitted Young. "The Scarlets though will bring a rivalry which you don't have playing the Irish or the Scottish sides."
Gareth Jenkins's side put the disappointment of defeat at home to Edinburgh Gunners behind them with a hard fought 24-15 win at Border Reivers. But with two days less rest than the Blues, Scarlets director of rugby Gareth Jenkins will have to make some changes to his side.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.