The Wolves' strength on their own turf was one of the keys to their 2009 title triumph and they were hoping to build further success on similar foundations this year - until a 4-0 defeat to Hannover got them off on the wrong foot.
On Saturday, they have the chance to put the record straight in front of their own fans, and that is what Magath expects.
"All that can matter to us is getting our first three points of the season," he said.
Even a scrappy 1-0 win will do against the league's newcomers, who won their last away match in Mainz.
Magath has therefore warned the fans not to expect a free-scoring game against defensive opponents.
"We want to play an attack-minded game and put Furth under pressure, not least to give our fans a nice afternoon," he said. "But because such opponents are not easy to break down, to expect us to score an abundance of goals is wrong.
"Their away win in Mainz is a clear warning. It is going to be a tough game and require a lot of patience."
Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio is a minor doubt after suffering from concussion in training-ground incident.
Furth will be without midfielder Sebastian Tyrala for the next six months after he tore cruciate knee ligaments in a friendly during the week.
It is the third time the 24-year-old has been ruled out for half a year due to injury and a major blow also to his coach Mike Buskens.
"He is such a good lad with such a positive outlook and when you see what he has put into coming back, then this is really, really bitter," he said.