Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis believes aggression could be key to the Dons beating Motherwell on Friday.
At the time of publishing, the teams are to face off in the Premiership despite growing fears over the coronavirus pandemic.
Motherwell are just a point ahead of Aberdeen in the table now after they were held by Hearts last weekend, with Derek McInnes’ side beating Hibs at Pittodrie.
If there is a winner, it could well be huge for the victors psychologically going forwards.
Aberdeen will be hoping to go one better than last season by finishing third, and Lewis knows the importance of a good result tomorrow.
He told the club’s official website: “Third place won’t be won or lost on Friday night, but it will go a large way towards it.
“There are 24 points left to play for. There is not going to be a lot of opportunities to make points up. Friday is a huge game.
“If we can play with the mentality, the aggression and be on the front foot as we have done in recent games, we can go there confident that we will get a result.
“When we play with that aggression and are on the front foot, that is when we are at our best. We need to bring that on Friday and if we do that then we are confident that we can win the game. We are also respectful of a Motherwell team who have been brilliant this season and are above us in the table.”
Aberdeen can make a real statement by going to Fir Park and getting three points.
The Dons need to start quickly, and produce a performance like the one the last time they visited – which yielded a 3-0 win back in October.
Motherwell will be keen to get back to winning ways after dropping points against bottom-of-the-table Hearts, and the prospect of re-establishing a gap between themselves and Aberdeen is likely to make this a tough encounter.