"Unfortunately when you come up against teams immediately they have seen and played against you, so you have to try new things and try to predict the areas that they might like to attack you.
"Going away from home is always difficult, and Edinburgh are a very tough team to play. We just have to get on with it and prepare as best we can and go and put in a good performance."
Contepomi is confident that Leinster can chalk up a win this weekend that would keep them in contention for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and it would be a particularly sweet success given their 25-24 defeat to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last year.
"Obviously everyone wants to play in front of 20,000 crowds, but it's still the same. It's a rugby game so it doesn't matter if you are in front of 400 (supporters) or 40,000, the rules are the same. The pitch is the same. And, actually, it's a really nice pitch in Murrayfield.
"As a team, we like to think that we're improving and not regressing. We like to think that we are competitive in both competitions that we play."