Premier League side Newcastle make the short trip to Championship outfit Newcastle on Tuesday as the clubs step up their pre-season preparations.
There are no points up for grabs in this friendly fixture, but pride is certainly on the line in another Tyne-Tees derby.
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The clubs last met a decade ago in the top-flight, with the pair battling out a 2-2 stalemate at the Riverside.
And there have been a further five draws from their nine meetings before that, so expect another close affair this time around.
Boro endured a tough season last time out in the Championship. They won just 13 games, slipping to 17th spot in the table. The former Premier League outfit avoided relegation by just five points.
But they’ve had a more positive start in the build-up to the new campaign. Their only pre-season game this summer saw them overcome League One Plymouth 1-0.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have also enjoyed a successful summer on the pitch.
Goals from Andy Carroll, Christian Atsu and Federico Fernandez helped them to a 3-0 win over League One outfit Crewe Alexandra.
The Magpies backed that up with another victory, beating Championship side Barnsley 2-1. Carroll was once again on the scoresheet, with Jacob Murphy adding a second from the spot after Marcel Ritzmaier had brought the scores level.
But their attentions will now turn to the meeting with Middlesbrough, who may just pose their biggest challenge in pre-season yet.
It’s currently 29/10 for the home side to come out on top, with Steve Bruce’s men available at 4/6.
A draw can be backed at 14/5. Both teams to score is currently 8/13, with under 0.5 goals available at 10/1.
A Boro victory and both teams to score can be backed at 11/2, while Newcastle to win and both teams to score is currently 2/1.
The hosts have been given odds of 6/4 to score the first goal of the game. The visitors are currently 8/15 to net first, with no goal available at 14/1.
It’s the perfect warm-up for Neil Warnock’s side, who meet Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup first round on Friday in their next match.
Bruce’s men meanwhile have a final friendly fixture against Stoke on Saturday.