Today Newcastle United travel to the John Smith's Stadium to face fellow promoted side Huddersfield Town, kick-off 13:30.
Rafa Benitez has been preparing his side all week ahead of our first away game back in the Premier League.
In terms of the teams, Huddersfield are without Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells, Martin Cranie and Jon Gorenc Stankovic due to injury.
On the other hand, the Toon are without suspended Jonjo Shelvey who misses the next three games due to his sending off last weekend. Florian Lejeune, Paul Dummett and DeAndre Yedlin are all unavailable due to injuries.
The Terriers have started life in the Premier League exceptionally. Last Saturday they cruised past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park with an eye-catching performance that saw them win 0-3. Confidence will be high, for sure.
However, last time out against the Toon wasn't so glamorous for David Wagner. Newcastle won 3-1 in early March, a game which proved a pivotal moment in the fight for promotion.
In the last 10 meetings between the two Northern clubs Huddersfield have won once, that win coming at St James' Park last season. Other than that, Newcastle have won 5 and the other 4 have all been draws.
Many had written off Huddersfield and deemed them to get relegated before a ball was even kicked (including myself). However, last Saturday's performance has made many of them people reconsider their opinions.
They've had a great summer so far. They've brought in players that have improved their squad massively and retained some of the better players they have.
Playing a 4-2-3-1 formation under Wagner, both centre-halves Schindler and Zanka are tall, physical defenders whilst full-backs Smith and Löwe are very attacking but can be exposed defensively.
Aaron Mooy is their playmaker. He's always on the ball looking to play that defence-splitting pass; he will have to be marked tightly.
Billing is the more defensive of the two central midfielders. He likes to win the ball in midfield and pass to the more creative players. He can still play a bit himself though.
(Part 1, check comments for Part 2).
OPPOSITION VIEW #2
Thanks for all the great feedback on the first opposition view post last week.
Here is the second instalment ahead of our game at Huddersfield tomorrow.
Featuring in today's episode is @terrierblog a great Huddersfield page with a great blog as well.
What is the mood surrounding Huddersfield?
The mood around Town is as you'd expect, excitement. Unlike yourselves we're very happy with our transfer business. The win over Palace last week has only increased excitement levels too.
Are you confident ahead of Sunday?
I'd say that I am. I was hugely impressed with the team last week. On the other hand, I wasn't too impressed with Newcastle's display against Spurs. So I'd back us to get three points. Although you did rain all over our parade last season so you can never be too confident.
Where do you think Newcastle can exploit Huddersfield going forward?
I feel bad saying this but club captain Tommy Smith might be the weak link. He was imperious last season but looked very much a Championship player at Selhurst Park.
If Matt Ritchie/Christian Atsu can get at him on Sunday you'll have some joy.
Who are Huddersfield's key men in defence, midfield and attack?
In defence it has to be Zanka, our new signing from FC Copenhagen. He's quick, strong and fond of a tackle.
In midfield it's Jonjo Shelvey lookalike Aaron Mooy. He sets our tempo and feeds our attackers superbly.
Up front it's all about Steve Mounié. He scored twice on his debut last week and looks like adding something we missed last season. A presence in the box. If Lascelles starts, expect a real scrap between them two!
Other than them three, who's one to watch?
Kasey Palmer would be the one for me. He was terrific last season until we lost him to a hamstring injury.
He looked great in pre-season and has the ability to score from anywhere and to play a defence-splitting pass.
(Part 1, check comments for Part 2).