For once the football was the main talking point of the weekend, as teams looked to pick up points before the international break.
Whilst some fixtures fell foul of the weather, others played on through the wintery conditions across the country. Hearts’ recent poor form in the league continued whilst Aberdeen’s Pittodrie conundrum persisted.
Here are five things we learned from the weekend’s action.
Hearts are struggling
With just one win in their last six Premiership games, it’s fair to say the Jambos are finding it difficult right now. They slipped up against Hamilton at the weekend, being beaten 1-0 in a fixture they should comfortably win.
It just hasn’t happened in the past few weeks for Craig Levein’s men. The start they had to the season is quickly fading from memory, with recent performances a stark contrast to what they once were.
The international break has came at a good time for Hearts as they can now regroup before a vital three games before the split.
Aberdeen’s Pittodrie woes
They are like a Ferrrari on their travels, but when Aberdeen return to Pittodrie, they’re more like a broken down Ford Fiesta.
The Dons failed to win on home soil again, dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Livingston. They haven’t won at home in the league since December and it’s costing them vital points in the race for second.
It’s a confusing situation for Derek McInnes who needs to work out quickly how to get his players on form at home.
Hibs all but finish top six race
Hibs played Motherwell at Easter Road, a fixture which was set to decide the top six race. A win for the Well would have put them in the top half whilst Hibs could open up a five point gap on the Steelmen with victory.
It was to be the latter, with a Daryll Horgan inspired performance leading Hibs to a 2-0 win. It’s a massive result for Paul Heckinbottom, with his team now firmly in the top six driving seat.
They are five points clear of Motherwell in seventh. With just three games before the split, only a monumental Hibs collapse will see the top six change.
Heartbreak hotel for Dundee
They battled valiantly for 95 minutes against Celtic, but Dundee collapsed in the last minute after an energy sapping performance which would have seen them pick up a vital point.
Whilst not offering much going forward, Dundee would not be moved in defence. They kept Neil Lennon’s men at bay for the most part, but a questionable amount of stoppage time led to the Dee’s resistance breaking.
It leaves them six points adrift in 11th, with an uphill task to survive becoming even more of a challenge.
Kilmarnock hold Rangers, again
Three games in league competition against Rangers for Kilmarnock this season, two draws and a victory. Steve Clarke’s men have learned how to deal with the Ibrox side this term.
A combination of counter-attacking and aggressive play gave Killie a 1-1 draw in Govan. They were well worth their point in Glasgow and it shows how far the Rugby Park side have come. Years previous this would have been a point gained, now it may even be viewed as two points dropped.