It’s certainly not been a very merry Christmas for Aberdeen supporters, so will a new year bring new fortunes for the Dons?
On Wednesday night, Jim Goodwin’s team were beaten again, this time defeated 2-1 by Kilmarnock.
Matty Kennedy’s stunning late free-kick at Rugby Park unable to spark a comeback.
This means the Reds have lost all four outings post-World Cup break, following defeats at the hands of Celtic, Rangers and then St Mirren.
Amazingly, despite this, Aberdeen remain fourth, but Goodwin could be out of a job by Tuesday morning if his team are beaten here.
Ross County meantime slipped to the foot of the Premiership table on Wednesday, as they were also beaten on the road.
The Staggies paid the price for missing chances, eventually beaten 3-0 by Dundee United at Tannadice.
Connor Randall’s early unfortunate own goal breaking the deadlock, before Owura Edwards was sent off on a miserable night for the Highlanders.
Like their hosts, Malky Mackay’s men have now lost four on the spin, making this match equally crucial for them.
These two drew 1-1 in Dingwall in September; Duk breaking the deadlock in the 88th minute, only for William Akio to equalise in the fifth minute of injury time.
Will this clash at Pittodrie be equally as dramatic?