Aviva International Match Venue: Kelvin Hall, Glasgow Date: Saturday 30 January Coverage: Watch live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (UK only) 1400-1630 GMT
Ennis leads Great Britain and Northern Ireland against Jones and the US team
By Mark Butler
BBC Sport's athletics statistician takes a look at the numbers behind the big races
Since 1988, when Glasgow's Kelvin Hall replaced RAF Cosford as the premier venue for indoor athletics in Britain, it has brought us our first insight each year as to how the track season might turn out.
It is by no means the biggest meeting of the indoor season, but for a statistician it is one of the trickiest as the organisers now tend to bring together evenly-matched teams, vying for victory right up to the last event.
This year pitches a Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad captained by Jessica Ennis against teams from the US and Sweden, along with a Commonwealth Select side led by South Africa's 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.
Ennis relishing racing Lolo Jones
The total winning margin over the past three years has been just four points, with 2007 producing a tie between Britain and the USA, who each had the same number of points, winners and second places.
Between 2000-06 Russia won six times out of seven, and in the 20 televised matches since 1988, it is Russia which has the most victories with eight, compared with Britain's seven-and-a-half.
Though the team match is fun, of more significance is the first glimpse this fixture gives us of athletes who have wintered well.
It will be tough for a British woman to win the 60m as the world's fastest woman, Carmelita Jeter, will be in town
So when a 22-year-old Sally Gunnell won the 400m in 1988 with the second-quickest indoor time ever by a British woman, it was a great sign of what was to come from her in 400m hurdles.
Within five years she had world outdoor gold and silver individual medals to her name and an Olympic gold, won in Barcelona.
Another future 400m hurdles star was among the winners in 2001, when Felix Sanchez quietly won the 'B' 400m. Seven months later he was world champion.
It was in the Glasgow 4x400m of 2006 that Nicola Sanders demonstrated she could be a phenomenal performer, going on to take world silver the following year.
And in the women's 60m, the Glasgow winners of 2004 (Abi Oyepitan) and 2008 (Jeanette Kwakye) progressed all the way to Olympic finals in those years.
It will be tough for a British woman to win again in 2010, however, as the world's fastest woman, Carmelita Jeter, will be in town.
The headlines on Sunday will likely go to Jeter, but the blue riband event of the meeting seems to have become the men's 60m, which once again ends the programme.
This perhaps should be renamed the Malcolm Arnold sprint, since athletes he has coached have triumphed on all but one occasion since 2000: Jason Gardener won six times, now Craig Pickering has won the last three.
It was in 2007 that Pickering made his breakthrough, while in 2008 his victory clinched the match for Britain.
He is on the team for Saturday, when we will get the first clues as to how well his season - and that of many other British athletes - may unfold in 2010.
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