After both recording comfortable victories over the opening weekend of the season, Bolton and Manchester City meet at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Bolton started the new season with an excellent 4-0 victory over newly promoted Queens Park Rangers, while Manchester City ran out 4-0 winners over fellow Premier League new boys Swansea City.
This means that both teams will go into this one in excellent spirits. Bolton in particular will be boosted by the super away victory on the opening day and hope that it is a sign of things to come.
Owen Coyle’s men fell away somewhat last year, finishing 14th despite occupying a place in the top ten for the majority of the campaign. They will not want this to happen again so a strong start will help.
As for Manchester City, big things are expected of them this year. They won the FA Cup last season and this has been labelled as the first campaign where they challenge for the Premier League title.
The attacking talent they have to choose from is incredible too. Mario Balotelli, Edin Džeko and Sergio Aguero – who enjoyed a stunning debut last week with two goals and an assist – are all fighting it out for a place up front.
Then, Carlos Tevez could come back into the mix against Bolton after failing to secure a transfer away from the club this summer. Roberto Mancini certainly has one of the strongest squads around.
One thing they will want to improve on from last year though is their away form. Over nine Premier League away games in 2011, they have only managed seven goals. They have also only won once in their last six visits to Bolton.
However, they are favourites for this one. Mancini’s men need to go to places like Bolton and pick up three points if they are to win the Premier League title.
The hosts will be up for the challenge though and it could be a very entertaining Super Sunday encounter.