Celtic host Hibernian on Sunday afternoon as their focus turns to the Ladbrokes Premiership for the festive period.
The Bhoys have opened up a two point gap at the top, ahead of Rangers, and will be looking to build on that, starting Sunday.
It marks the beginning of a busy league schedule for Neil Lennon’s men, with games every few days.
The Champions come into the game on a fine run of form, with the only blip occurring against Cluj on Thursday, where a weakened team took to the field.
Fraser Forster, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie, Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard all sat that one out, but should return for this one.
Hibs have had a slighty longer period of preparation for this one, with their last outing being last Saturday. They expertly dismantled Aberdeen at Easter Road 3-0.
In recent years it’s always been a tricky game for the Bhoys, so here we take a look at the all important key battles that are set to take place.
SCOTT ALLAN AND SCOTT BROWN
It’s a given.
Allan totally dominated at Easter Road and was his side’s star man.
Brown out-performed his former teammate at Hampden, which was crucial to the Hoops win.
Whoever excels in this battle, will give their side a massive advantage.
MARTIN BOYLE AND BOLI BOLINGOLI
He got a brace against Aberdeen last week as he’s been making his return from injury.
Bolingoli might get the nod on Sunday but it’s a tough one as whoever starts will be in for a long afternoon with Boyle’s pace.
RYAN CHRISTIE AND MELKER HALLBERG
Christie is certain to return to the side after being rested on Sunday.
Hallberg is playing deeper and deeper under Ross and has so far been solid enough.
With a shaky defence, it’s important Hallberg stops Christie’s creative impact.
ODSONNE EDOUARD AND RYAN PORTEOUS
The young Scottish international has missed the last few outings against Celtic due to suspension so will be raring to go on Sunday.
Like Christie, Edouard was rested midweek and will be ready to get back in and amongst the goals.