Huddersfield Town kick off their 2014/2015 season by hosting Bournemouth this afternoon as Mark Robins and his side look to round off a positive week with three points on opening day.
The Cherries head to the John Smith's Stadium buoyed by their impressive pre-season form and will also harbour similar ambitions of getting off to the perfect start, particularly with testing trips to Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City to come before the month is out.
And here is everything you need to know about the game as the Championship season gets underway.
Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth (3pm)
The likely line-ups
Huddersfield Town (3-5-2) : Smithies; Smith, Peltier (capt), Lynch; Hammill, Coady, Norwood, Majewski, Dixon; Wells, Ward.
Bournemouth (4-4-2) : Buchel; Smith, Elphick (capt), Cook, Daniels; Ritchie, Arter, Gosling, Stanislas; Kermorgant, Wilson.
Ones to watch
Huddersfield Town: Radoslaw Majewski. The Pole has impressed in pre-season since arriving on loan from Nottingham Forest having registered an assist in the win at Sheffield United and a stunning strike in the 2-2 draw against Newcastle. Will be key in linking midfield and attack.
Bournemouth: Matt Ritchie. Was one of the Cherries' most potent threats from out wide last season and his delivery from out wide will also cause Town problems in defence. Paul Dixon will have to keep him quiet if Town are to secure a result.
What the bookies say
It appears as if this meeting is proving tough to call for the bookmakers with the likes of Stan James, for example, rating both teams at 13/8 for the points, while BetVictor consider Town to be slight outsiders at 7/4.
William Hill’s 12/5 for a draw could be popular as a result.
Last time they met
There was a win apiece last season. The corresponding fixture ended in a thumping 5-1 win as James Vaughan's hat-trick, coupled with further strikes from Adam Hammill and Adam Clayton put Eddie Howe's men to the sword.
But the Cherries gained their revenge at the back end of January as goals from Lewis Grabban and Tokelo Rantie sealed a 2-1 win at Dean Court.
Watch: Town reporter Doug Thomson on the season opener against Bournemouth
Bournemouth have won three of the last four encounters, with Town's 5-1 home win last year the only defeat in that time.
But the Dorset outfit have only taken maximum points on one of their last 11 visits to Huddersfield in all competitions. Their sole win there since 1993 was a 1-0 success in League One in December 2011.
Town have failed to win any of their last three opening day games, losing the last two. Their last win was a 3-0 triumph at Notts County on day one of the 2010/2011 League One campaign.
The Terriers won two of their final three games of last season in the Championship, having won none of their previous 10 games.
Bournemouth have won only one of their last four opening day games, drawing one and losing two. Their only win since 2009 was a 2-1 home win to kick off their Championship adventure last term.
The Cherries won just one of their final five games of last season in the Championship, having previously won each of the five games beforehand.
What the managers say
Mark Robins: "They are certainly a different proposition now.
“They have a wealthy backer and they are spending money – £3m on Callum Wilson.
“They got a return on Lewis Grabban (sold to Norwich for £3m) and a knock-on for Adam Lallana (sold to Liverpool by Southampton for a reported £25m) so have a thriving business at the minute.
“Eddie Howe is methodical and does things in the right way, and that makes for a really good game.”
Eddie Howe: “It will be a tough game and no matter where we were this week, it was always going to be a very difficult game. It is the first day of the season, everyone wants to win and everyone is keen to get off to a good start, as we did last year.
“Huddersfield are a decent side. They have a unique system with the 3-5-2 formation and I don’t think they veer too far from that so it will be a difficult game but one that we are looking forward to.”
Man in the middle
Scott Duncan (Northumberland). It’s the second time he has officiated a League match involving the Terriers and Town fans will not hold fond memories as he was in charge for their 4-0 defeat at Watford in 2012/2013.
He has only been in charge for one Bournemouth game too, which came in December 2012 as the Cherries secured a 2-1 win over Scunthorpe United in League One.
"Mark Robins and his side approach this game in good spirits after an encouraging display against Newcastle United made up for some other lacklustre performances during pre-season.
"The signing of Conor Coady has got fans' excitement levels rising ahead of the clash with the Cherries, despite the doubts over Adam Clayton's future.
"It promises to be a much closer scoreline than in the corresponding fixture from the visitors' debut Championship season.
"It could be that a mistake or a piece of individual brilliance settles the contest but I can see it finishing all level. 1-1."