Ross County manager Derek Adams has backed his team to raise their game again as the Global Energy Stadium prepares for one of its biggest crowds with the visit of Aberdeen.
The visiting support were well on their way to buying all of their allocation for Aberdeen's first competitive game in Dingwall.
Aberdeen lost on penalties to St Mirren in the Scottish Communities League Cup on Tuesday but they remain unbeaten in 10 Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches since their opening day loss at Celtic Park.
However, County have bounced back from a difficult spell and came within seconds of completing a double against the Edinburgh teams before Hearts striker John Sutton struck a last-gasp equaliser at Tynecastle last Saturday. Former Aberdeen player Adams said: "It's been a sell-out of Aberdeen tickets, we have sold 2,000 to away fans, so it will be a very good atmosphere.
"We always rise to the occasion against the bigger teams and none come bigger than Aberdeen. We drew 0-0 at Pittodrie and it was quite an entertaining game but both teams have made changes since that game. They are on a very good unbeaten run in the SPL but we are trying to cut the gap between ourselves and them to three points so it's all to play for."
The goalless draw in August was indicative of both teams' start to the season, when defences were on top in most matches, but that situation has turned around emphatically.
County's first six SPL matches yielded a total of just three goals but their subsequent five games produced 25. Aberdeen were involved in three goalless draws in their opening six SPL matches but have hit 11 goals in their past five, with Niall McGinn on target in each after returning from an ankle injury.
And Adams was impressed with Aberdeen's attacking options as he watched them exit the cup following a 2-2 draw against St Mirren.
"I was there and I thought Aberdeen played very well in the first half and were unfortunate not to go further ahead," he said.
"I thought McGinn was excellent the other night, he links up well with the midfield but looks to get in behind as well. Jonny Hayes came in and caused St Mirren problems. They have got good options in the wider areas and strength in depth in midfield."