Despite all of Celtic’s domestic success, Kilmarnock are largely considered to be the best side in Scotland in 2018.
Steve Clarke has overseen a miraculous year at the helm and his side arrive at Fir Park looking to end the year on a high.
Here, we take a look at the Ayrshire outfit.
Title charge for Clarke and company
It may be early in the campaign, but as things stand, Kilmarnock are still within reach of the title challengers.
Celtic sit top of the tree at Christmas, with Rangers just one point behind and Kilmarnock four points off the pace.
It may be ambitious to imagine, but if Killie can carry on the form that has seen them become the best side of the year so far, they could push Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen all the way.
Greg Stewart has played a direct part in 41% of Kilmarnock’s goals this season.
Scoring eight and assisting four of Kilmarnock’s 29 goals in the league is a stunning return for the former Dons man.
There is arguably no player more important to their side than Stewart at the moment.
Stranglehold on Steelmen
The Ayrshire outfit have had a strong run of form over the Steelmen, picking up three wins in the last three clashes between the two sides.
The last time the two faced each other at Fir Park, Killie won 1-0 thanks to a Stephen O’Donnell strike.
Prior to those three wins for Killie, ‘Well won three clashes in a row with the Rugby Park side.