Huddersfield begin the new Championship campaign against Brentford this afternoon with an air of optimism surrounding the John Smith's Stadium.
A record-breaking crowd of around 18,000 is expected for the home clash, the previously highest attendance of 15,578 being set in the club's centenary year as the Terriers played out a 1-1 draw with Stockport County back in 2008.
Not only will the Terriers be looking for revenge after a humiliating 5-1 defeat to the same opposition back in May but also their first opening-day home win since 2007 against Yeovil Town.
And David Wagner is expected to field no less than six debutants for the clash against the Bees, with the German appearing in confident mood ahead of the curtain-raiser.
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When and where?
Saturday, August 6 (3pm) at the John Smith's Stadium.
According to the Met Office, fans should expect a relatively dry and bright day with cloud thickening later in the day with winds increasing. Maximum Temperature 22°C.
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Who has said what about the game?
Manager David Wagner believes his side are ready for the serious business of a long, gruelling Championship season after a productive pre-season and summer transfer window.
The Terriers boss said: "This is only our preparation for the start of the season, it’s not the end it’s just the beginning, so there is more work to do and we will develop. It will never stop, but we have made some steps and we will refresh and we will keep working.
“We want a good working attitude and a good performance so our fans can see this is the Terrier identity, then the most important thing is the results.”
Any team news?
David Wagner is expected to give debuts to a host of summer signings, including record £1.8m purchase Christopher Schindler who joined the Terriers from German side 1860 Munich.
With Nahki Wells still out injured, on-loan Elias Kachunga is expected to lead the line for the Terriers while Philip Billing (ankle) and Harry Bunn (hamstring) are also ruled out.
Veteran midfielder Dean Whitehead will also miss the first three games of the new season, being charged with violent conduct after an incident in the sides' previous meeting back in May.
Meanwhile, Brentford are likely to give debuts to goalkeeper Dan Bentley, defenders John Egan and Callum Elder and midfielder Romaine Sawyers after their summer switches to Griffin Park.
Tell me about Brentford FC
This season is only the third at Championship level for the Bees and the first full campaign for manager Dean Smith, who took over from Lee Carsley last December.
Despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league, the West London side continue to defy the odds at this level - finishing in the play-offs in 2014/15 and ninth last season after a blistering end to the campaign which saw the side win seven of the last nine games.
The visitors will be hoping their good domestic form continues on Saturday, despite the fact the Bees only won one of their six pre-season friendlies going into the game.
League Head-To-Head Record
Huddersfield Town v Brentford FC: Last 10 League Head-To-Head Results at the John Smith's Stadium
Brentford go into the game looking to record their fourth consecutive win over the Terriers, with the last coming in a 5-1 humiliation for David Wagner's side at the end of May.
In fact all three victories have come by heavy margins (4-2 and 4-1 respectively) with the ability to concede goals clearly a reason why Wagner has moved to bolster Town's defence over the summer.
However, the record at the John Smith's Stadium makes for slightly easier reading for Town fans - winning five, drawing seven and losing six from 18 home games against Brentford.
Any Match odds?
Huddersfield are priced as strong favourites with the bookies to open the season with victory - priced at 6/4 favourites with the likes of William Hill.
However, Brentford will fancy their chances after their emphatic result in May and there are attractive odds for the draw.
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