Ross County ended a run of three successive defeats with a much-needed 2-0 victory over St Johnstone last weekend, courtesy of goals from Simon Murray and David Cancola.
Still, Malky Mackay’s men remain one point inside the bottom two after 31 games, while Dundee United sit just two points behind the Dingwall outfit, so the threat of relegation still looms large.
It is hardly surprising that Ross County find themselves in a precarious position, as they have lost five of their last seven matches, with a measly three wins coming in their previous 16 league outings.
When you look at the bigger picture, the Staggies have only managed to win seven of their 31 Premiership encounters this season, recording six draws and 18 losses along the way.
Ross County also hold the second-worst home record in the division, having taken just 15 points from a possible 48 at the Global Energy Stadium this term.
Following a run of eight losses in 10 matches – including a humiliating Scottish Cup defeat to sixth-tier Darvel – the Aberdeen hierarchy was left with little choice but to part ways with Jim Goqodwin at the end of January.
Since then, the Dons have excelled under the guidance of caretaker manager Barry Robson, claiming six victories in eight Premiership games to cement third place in the standings.
Robson picked up his first win against Motherwell at the start of February before suffering a 4-0 defeat to Celtic, but Aberdeen have taken maximum points from their five matches since then, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
Not only have Robson’s men conceded a solitary goal across their previous five outings, but they have also scored 10 in reply, netting three against Dundee United and Hearts before defeating Kilmarnock 2-0 last time out.
Thanks to a brace against Killie, in-form striker Dukhas scored five goals across the past four games, taking his tally for the season to 17 goals across all competitions.