The Sam Allardyce era at Leeds United begins this weekend as they have the thankless task of toppling Manchester City at the Etihad.
Manchester City currently sit top of the Premier League with twenty-five wins, four draws and four losses from thirty-three games this season.
Pep Guardiola's men are firmly in fifth gear now as we enter the final weeks of the season with The Sky Blues looking to secure what would be an historic treble.
City are in the FA Cup final, are in pole position in the Premier League and are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final next week in a run of fixtures that could be the most important in the club's history.
City have a tendency to peak at the business end of the season under Pep Guardiola, though, and they've arguably never been better placed to take advantage of a treble opportunity as they boast the most fearsome goalscorer in Europe in their ranks in Erling Haaland.
Both Haaland and City are in scintillating form as they enter this game unbeaten in their last nineteen matches having also won nine of their last ten.
Haaland himself has had a huge part to play in that run and he enters this game having scored four goals in his last five games, with his most recent goal against West Ham proving an historic landmark as he broke Alan Shearer and Andy Cole's joint record of the most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign (34).
Haaland and his team look unstoppable at present and, at least in the Premier League, it's tough to see them losing right now.
Leeds United currently sit 17th in the Premier League with seven wins, nine draws and eighteen losses from thirty-four games this season.
Fans of the Yorkshire club are being forced to endure a painful campaign that has them staring relegation in the face with just four games remaining.
So immediate is the threat of relegation that Leeds have turned to the man who's career has been defined by his knack for reaching Premier League sides in crisis: Sam Allardyce.
'Big Sam' has been handed the reigns with very little time to change anything significant in what is essentially a final roll of the dice by the Leeds board following two poor appointments in Jesse Marsch and Javi Gracia.
Allardyce's Leeds career could not get off to a more difficult start as he's handed a baptism of fire at the Etihad Stadium against arguably the best side in Europe.
Leeds are winless in their last five matches having lost four of those five, the most recent of which was a 4-1 defeat away at Bournemouth.
The loss on the South Coast means Leeds have now conceded eighteen goals in their last five matches and even a manager notorious for producing defensively watertight sides will have trouble steadying that ship.
It's almost impossible to predict how Allardyce at Leeds is going to turn out on the whole but one thing is as good as certain: he won't get off to a winning start.
For our Manchester City vs. Leeds prediction, we're going for a 3-0 win for the home side.