Who will bounce back following League Cup disappointment in mid-week?
Heart of Midlothian were fully expected to beat Kilmarnock at Tynecastle, but suffered a surprise 1-0 loss on Wednesday night.
So, the Jambos have actually lost four of their last five, following a league defeat at Celtic Park and a pair of reverses against Zürich in the Europa League play-offs.
Robbie Neilson’s side do have the Europa Conference League group stages to look forward to; their first game is at home to İstanbul Başakşehir this forthcoming Thursday.
Before then, will Hearts ensure they end the weekend still in third with victory at Almondvale?
Livingston meanwhile were also dumped out the League Cup on Wednesday, beaten 2-1 by Dundee United at home.
Also, in the league, Davie Martindale’s men have suffered back-to-back defeats, losing 1-0 at Motherwell and then 5-0 at Aberdeen.
Jack Fitzwater’s red card at Pittodrie not helping the Lions cause as they suffered their biggest defeat since April 2021.
In their last home league game though, Livingston did beat Hibs three weeks ago; Ayo Obileye with a late winner.
Will Livingston now defeat the other half of Edinburgh at the Tony Macaroni Arena?