After enjoying mixed fortunes in their opening Premiership fixtures, Newcastle entertain Tottenham in what promises to be an entertaining encounter.
Last season, both sides recorded a tackle success rate of just 50% - the joint-third lowest rating in the top flight. And if they can't improve upon this on Saturday, both sides possess the strikers to take advantage.
Naturally Alan Shearer will shoulder much of the goalscoring burden for Bobby Robson's team. Last term, he found the back of the net with 29% of his shots, finishing as the second-highest scorer in the top flight with 23 goals. And having scored four times against Spurs over the past two seasons, he will be confident of finding the back of the net on Saturday and is quoted at 16/1 to grab a hat-trick.
By comparison, Spurs may struggle to score. After the departure of David Ginola to Aston Villa, many fans predicted that their side would struggle creatively over the 2000-01 campaign. Naturally, the Frenchman was a key provider of chances last term, having whipped in 188 crosses - over a hundred more than any other Tottenham player.
And while George Graham's side created a glut of goalscoring opportunities last season, firing in 453 shots - the fifth highest total in the Premiership. Without their mercurial French winger, doubts linger as to their ability to prise open opposition defences.
Much will depend on the ability of Ukrainian international Sergei Rebrov to successfully strike up an understanding with Steffen Iversen. The former Dynamo Kiev forward is quoted at 6/4 to score at St James' Park, but he will have to put in a good performance to get past Newcastle stopper Nikos Dabizas.
The Greek international defender made a total of 300 clearances last term - more than any other Magpie - and will surely be the main stumbling block for Spurs' strike force on Saturday.
Newcastle will undoubtedly be favourites to take all three points on Saturday. Small wonder when it is seven seasons since Spurs won at St James' Park. However, if Rebrov and Iversen can hit it off, Spurs may well pull off an upset.