This is a hugely significant game in terms of our top-six chances, a proper six-pointer.
The table speaks for itself:
Hearts are basically a shoe-in to finish third, now; they're on fire. Fourth place will be contested by any of the teams from 4th to 8th, IMHO.
- Killie host Livingston on Tuesday, so we have to anticipate they will take all three points from that.
- Dundee can catch us with their games in hand, as things stand. Of course, we're in a better position having the points in the bag, though.
- Hibs can go within 3 points of us, if they win their game in hand. However, after today's performance and the terrible run they're on that doesn't look likely unless their new players gel very quickly. They're also home to Celtic on Wednesday!
- Aberdeen can get within a point of us, if they win their games in hand. They're away to Rangers on Tuesday, so I do not fancy their chances there.
A win is important as it will keep us in touch with Killie, who will likely be on 36 points Come 10 pm on Wednesday.
Beating Dundee will mean that we'll put daylight between us even if they were to win their games in hand.
With Aberdeen and Hibs playing the Old Firm this is a real opportunity for us. I cannot state that enough.