On the other hand, a loss brings Aberdeen to within touching distance and results elsewhere could make our top six position look decidedly precarious.
Both teams have squad issues going into the game as though we expect Ruddy, Moutaouakil and Hammell to return, Slane, Hutchison, Fitzpatrick, Smith and Humphrey are all injured. The Dons will be without the suspended Maguire while Aluko, Fyvie and Diamond are all injured. Grassi is also unlikely to recover.
If it comes down to a battle of wits we can be confident Gannon will triumph but it may be that too much is being read into the respective qualities of the managers. One group of players will simply have a slightly better day at the office than the other and they will triumph - let's hope it's us and we pick up a 2-0 victory.