Nothing is decided as early as February in football but as Celtic faced Dundee in the SPL on Sunday both sides' fate appeared rather assured as the champions ran out 5-0 winners.
The result puts Celtic 21 points clear at the top of the SPL table while Dundee languish 15 points adrift at the bottom.
Inverness came out on top of a five goal thriller at Tynecastle, ending their poor run of form with a 3-2 win over Hearts with goals from Garry Warren and Billy McKay.
A controversial late Johnny Russell penalty saw Dundee United salvage a point in a 2-2 draw against Hibernian.
Ross County continued their impressive form in 2013, making it six wins from eight games with a 3-0 win over high-flying Motherwell in Dingwall.
Aberdeen were left felling aggrieved after Niall McGinn was denied a penalty by referee Euan Norris as Kilmarnock battle to a 1-1 draw at Rugby Park, with Paul Heffernan cancelling out Rory Fallon's brilliant volleyed opener.
Rowan Vine's scrambled goal was enough to give St Johnstone the win in the battle of the Saints, as St Mirren left McDiarmid Park empty handed.