With no European football to distract them anymore, can Heart of Midlothian climb back up to third, repeating last season’s finish?
The Jambos squad was stretched to the limit the first period of the campagin, given that they faced a relentless schedule, featuring eight matches in UEFA competition.
But, having been eliminated from the Europa Conference League, Robbie Neilson’s team can solely focus on domestic matters.
Given this strain on resources, it’s an achievement in of itself that Hearts return to action fifth, just four points adrift of third.
Last time out, they snatched a draw against Livingston, thanks to Josh Ginnelly’s 97th minute equaliser in Gorgie.
With some big games to come in January, including two Edinburgh derbies, will Hearts start to build up some momentum?
Kilmarnock meantime kick off in the relegation play-off spot, desperate to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
Derek McInnes’ side had lost three on the spin, before a vital victory in their last outing; Danny Armstrong’s penalty downing Hibs.
So, if they’re victorious in Edinburg, Killie could end the day as high as ninth.
Will Hearts make home advantage count at Tynecastle?