Hamilton vs. St Johnstone (Wednesday, 6.00pm)
Meanwhile, spirits are high for the visitors, who claimed their second major piece of silverware last weekend as they beat Livingston in the Scottish League Cup final.
We say: Hamilton Academical 1-2 St Johnstone
Hamilton's need for three points is arguably greater than that of the visitors, with Rice's men hoping to take advantage of their games in hand and move out of the danger zone.
However, St Johnstone, who have lost just two of their last 12 matches in all competitions, are playing with plenty of confidence and have the quality to replicate October's victory at the Fountain of Youth Stadium.
The Saints may be drained from Sunday's impressive Scottish League Cup triumph, but should have enough to seal a narrow win against the Accies on Wednesday.
Livingston vs. Rangers (Wednesday, 6.00pm)
Rangers travel to Livingston in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening, hoping to claim their 27th league victory of the campaign and move within four points of clinching their first top-flight title in 10 years.
Meanwhile, the Lions have picked up only one point from their last nine available and come into this match having lost the Scottish League Cup final to St Johnstone last weekend.
We say: Livingston 0-2 Rangers
Livingston have failed to score in eight of their last nine meetings against Rangers and are set to find it difficult against them once again this weekend, despite Gerrard's side conceding six goals in their last three games in all competitions.
The Gers should have no problems in securing yet another three points in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening.