Playing at Pittodrie concerns Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood more than trips to the Old Firm. The Dons have gone three successive home games without a victory compared to three successive away wins in all competitions this campaign.
Calderwood told the Evening Express: "I'm more worried about playing at Pittodrie than I am about going away from home. I would rather go to places like Ibrox and Parkhead because the players always seem to cope with the occasion a lot better.
"Why that is the case is the million dollar question I've been asking myself for most of the last four years.
"I asked physio John Sharp, who has been here a lot longer than I have, if it's always been like that.
"He said it has during his 14 years at Pittodrie, which is very weird because most teams tend to have better records at home than they do on the road.
"The demands of the Aberdeen fans are high but they have shown they will back players to the hilt if they give them the sort of performances they want.
"It's all about being strong and brave enough to play football when opponents are snarling at you and fans are maybe getting a bit frustrated and giving you a bit of criticism."