Aberdeen’s difficult season continued in midweek when they fell short against Kilmarnock, losing their seventh match of the season as Killie provided last-minute heartbreak.
David Watson found the back of the net in the 92nd minute to win the game 1-0, which extended Abderdeen’s run without a win to six games in all competitions.
The Dons have now lost half of their Scottish Premiership matches to this point, and home form has played a big factor in that considering they have only won once at Pittodrie Stadium in the league.
Barry Robson will need to start turning the tide soon to try and push Aberdeen out of the current situation, and just one victory could see them escape the relegation zone if other results go in their favour.
The Dons sit just a point behind both St Johnstone and Motherwell, and one weekend could change their fortunes, but they will need to improve their home form to make that happen.
Much like their opponents, Hearts were also defeated 1-0 on Wednesday night when they had a top-of-the-table clash against Rangers, which allowed the Gers to extend the gap between the two teams.
The Jambos now trail them by 11 points, which means that Steven Naismith’s focus will likely go on ensuring they try to secure a stronger grip on third place.
tight in and around them right now as a defeat could lead to Hearts falling as low as sixth depending on other results, showcasing the need to create some consistent results.
That is not how Hearts have been away from home this season having won three times and lost four, but defensively they have been strong in fixtures on the road which they will want to keep up.
Hearts will take confidence from the fact that they defeated Aberdeen when they met earlier this season, picking up a 2-0 win which they would be happy to replicate.