Friday 8 December 2017 12:30, UK
After another engrossing and incident-packed Premiership weekend there was also plenty to keep us interested in the last few days as Derek McInnes announced his decision to stay at Aberdeen.
Rangers announced Graeme Murty will take charge of the first team until "at least the end of the year" following McInnes' decision, six weeks on after Pedro Caixinha's Ibrox departure.
McInnes and Murty weren't the only managers in the spotlight this week as the Scottish FA confirmed they would not punish either Craig Levein or Austin MacPhee after both were sent to the stand against Hamilton Accies.
MacPhee was involved in a tussle with Darian MacKinnon before a melee broke out between dugouts, with Levein being sent to the stand earlier in the game by referee Bobby Madden.
Ryan Jack also learned his red card against Aberdeen had been upheld, which means he will miss Rangers' next three matches after his fourth red card of the season (two of which have been rescinded on appeal).
And Hamilton Accies picked up a double in the monthly awards as Martin Canning and David Templeton won the Ladbrokes Premiership manager and player of the month respectively.
To look ahead to another weird and wonderful few days in Scottish football - Scotland's commentary team of Ian Crocker and Andy Walker are on hand to preview the weekend's fixtures.
Dundee v Aberdeen - Friday 7.45pm
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Key Player - Frank Ross
Tremendous goal last weekend against Rangers, will be pushing for a regular place, especially now that Derek McInnes is staying on as manager.
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Key Player - Mark O'Hara
A presence and a goal threat with 3 in the last 2 games to revive Dundee.
Dundee have failed to win any of the previous 16 top-flight meetings between the two sides (D5 L11), losing each of the last seven.
Indeed, Aberdeen have not lost to Dundee in a Scottish Premiership tie since December 2004. Since then, this match-up has seen Aberdeen score 36 goals while conceding just 12 themselves (16 games).
After losing five consecutive league games, Dundee are now unbeaten in their last three (W2 D1). They last went four league games unbeaten in February.
Aberdeen have lost three of their last four Scottish Premiership matches (W1), including each of their last two. They have not lost three in a row in the competition since May 2016 - the final three games of the 2015/16 league campaign.
Dundee's Mark O'Hara has scored three goals in his last two league games. He has never scored in three consecutive league matches.
Hamilton Accies v St Johnstone - Saturday 3pm
Hamilton Accies 0-1 St Johnstone
Key Player- David Wotherspoon
Not having the best of luck in front of goal but he's a constant threat.
Hamilton Accies 1-0 St Johnstone
Key Player - Antonio Rojano
Argentine striker has certainly brought something to the Accies party. Martin Canning is working wonders.
Hamilton have won just one of their last eight Scottish Premiership ties against St Johnstone (D3 L4), though they were victorious the last time they faced off in this competition at the SuperSeal Stadium.
The Saints have managed just one win from their last six away to The Accies in this competition (D3 L2), although they have never lost twice in a row there.
After losing six games on the bounce, Hamilton have not lost any of their following six (W2 D4). They last went longer without a loss in this competition in October 2014 (nine games).
St Johnstone have won just one of their last eight Scottish Premiership fixtures (D1 L6), though that win came in their latest away match against Hibernian last month.
Only Celtic (nine) have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of league games this season than Hamilton (seven), while no side has conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes of league games this season than St Johnstone (seven).
Hearts v Motherwell - Saturday 3pm
Hearts 1-2 Motherwell
Key Player - Trevor Carson
Constantly in the shade of the much talked about strikers at Motherwell but their goalkeeper is having a fine season too.
Hearts 0-2 Motherwell
Key Player - Louis Moult
Failed to score in those three successive games against Celtic. So must be due one!
Hearts have won three of the last four fixtures between these sides in the Scottish Premiership, losing last time out in August at Fir Park.
The Steelmen have lost each of their last three at Tynecastle, failing to net a single goal while conceding 11 themselves. They have never failed to score in four consecutive away games at Hearts in this competition.
The Jam Tarts have failed to win their previous six Scottish Premiership ties (D3 L3), despite the latest five all being played on home soil. Each of their latest three were draws - they had not drawn three successive home Scottish Premiership games since November 1999, and have never drawn four in a row at Tynecastle in this competition.
Motherwell have won three of their last five league ties away from home (L2). They have managed to get on the scoresheet in nine consecutive away games in this competition - they haven't scored in 10 consecutive league away games since December 2006.
Motherwell are the only Scottish Premiership side yet to concede a header this season, while only Rangers (8) have scored more headed goals than themselves (7).
Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle - Saturday 3pm
Kilmarnock 1-2 Partick Thistle
Key Player - Adam Barton
I saw Thistle last weekend against Hibs and thought they were unlucky not to score, Barton has a big part to play to ensure they're not detached at the foot of the table.
Kilmarnock 2-1 Partick Thistle
Key Player - Gary Dicker
Getting up to speed after injury and making his presence felt in Killie's midfield.
Kilmarnock have failed to win any of their last five league games against Partick at Rugby Park (D3 L2), conceding 12 in that spell.
Partick have lost just one of their last eight games against Killie in the league (W2 D5), though that loss came last time out in the reverse fixture in October.
Kilmarnock have failed to win any of their last nine home games in the league (D2 L7). They last went 10 home ties without a win in this competition in September 2013.
The Jags have not won any of their last 12 away games in the Scottish Premiership (D6 L6), their longest such run in the competition since April 2004 (17 games).
Killie's Kris Boyd has scored in two of his last three league games against Partick, including the opener last time out in October.
Rangers v Ross County - Saturday 3pm
Rangers 1-0 Ross County
Key Player - David Bates
Played well against Aberdeen last weekend in the absence of Bruno Alves.
Rangers 3-0 Ross County
Key Player - Josh Windass
The goals have come at last. Four in the last six games doing himself and Graeme Murty proud.
These sides have faced off four times in the Scottish Premiership; the first three games were drawn, while Rangers won 3-1 last time out in August.
The Gers have lost one of their last four league games at Ibrox (W2 D1), after losing three of the previous five (W1 D1).
The Staggies have won just one of their last six on the road in this competition (D2 L3), after winning three of their previous four (D1).
After scoring six goals in his first six league games for Rangers, Alfredo Morelos has failed to score in any of his following eight games in the competition.
Rangers have conceded a higher percentage of goals from set-pieces (38.9) than any other side in the Scottish Premiership.
Hibernian v Celtic - Live on Sky Football from 12pm Sunday
Hibernian 1-3 Celtic
Key Player - Tom Rogic
Just one of a number of goal-scoring threats from a talented Celtic midfield.
Hibernian 2-2 Celtic
Key Player - Anthony Stokes
His kind of game. Neil Lennon's Hibs may currently be the best bet to end Celtic's domestic bliss.
Hibernian have won just one of their last 15 league meetings with Celtic (D4 L10), failing to score in eight of those games.
Celtic have been victorious on six of their last eight visits to Easter Road in the league (D1 L1), keeping a clean sheet in each of those wins.
Celtic's league unbeaten run has now stretched to 54 games after last weekend's 5-1 drubbing of Motherwell (W46 D8). Their last loss away from home in the Scottish Premiership was to St Johnstone in May 2016 (W24 D3 on the road since).
After his hat-trick against Motherwell last time out, Frenchman Odsonne Edouard now averages a goal every 66.3 minutes in the Scottish Premiership - he scored just one goal in 561 minutes for Toulouse in Ligue 1 last season.