Joe Lewis expects Aberdeen to finish the year with a bang when they face Hearts tonight.
The goalkeeper believes both sides have improved and are playing with more freedom now than earlier in the season.
The teams played out a stale 0-0 draw on the second weekend of the campaign, with chances few and far between that day.
Since then, the sides have started to hit their stride going forward, with Hearts and the Dons the second and third-highest scorers in the league respectively.
Aberdeen have scored five times in their last two wins while the Jambos walloped Kilmarnock 4-0 on Tuesday.
And Lewis has backed both sides to try to attack as a means of boosting their chances of claiming a win to keep the pressure on second-placed Rangers.
He said: “I think both teams are a bit different to when we first played each other – we certainly are from when we played them first time round.
“It should be a different game this time, I can’t see it being the same as it was.
“We’ve got a lot of goals in our team and they’re on the back of a 4-0 win so I’m sure they will be positive going forward as well.
“I can’t see it being a cagey affair but by the same token, neither team is going to go gung ho.”
Hearts grabbed their first win under new boss Ian Cathro with a fine attacking display.
The Jambos will be without star defender Callum Paterson, who is out for 10 months with a knee injury.
The right-back had chipped in with 10 goals this season but the Edinburgh outfit have a number of options to be wary of.
Lewis expects a “very competitive game” at a ground where the Dons have struggled previously.
Aberdeen have won just one of the last eight league meetings at Tynecastle.
But he is also looking for the Dons to extend their winning run and create some separation from Hearts in the table.
Belief is high within the Reds camp and Lewis has been impressed by his team-mates’ recent displays.
“We’ve got our confidence, the last two results have been very positive and we’ve had good performances from a lot of players,” he said.
“They will feel confident from their last game, a 4-0 victory, and it bodes for a good game.”
There is speculation as to whether Derek McInnes will stick with the side that has started their last two games.
Lewis feels it is a positive thing to have a stable back four in front of him, while also accepting that flexibility is key for the Dons to succeed.
The Englishman joined in the summer but is already comfortable behind whoever starts in defence.
And he has no qualms if the manager chooses to freshen the team up.
“Ideally you would have a settled back four but you also have to make sure that you have the right personnel to play against different teams in this league,” he said.
“The manager is using that and using them well and he is looking at the opposition.
“Maybe he will look at things from the past couple of games and see if he wants to keep a solid, consistent team or whether Hearts’ attacking options might need us to change the team.
“We’ve got both sides of it, really.”
For Lewis, the second half of 2016 has been a positive period.
Since claiming the No1 jersey, the ex-Cardiff man has been one of the club’s stand-out players.
Lewis conceded the club didn’t start December as they hoped to but with 10 points in five games since, the club are firmly in the hunt for second.
A win tonight would move them to within two points of Rangers.
And the goalkeeper is eager to make sure the club keep the pressure up going into 2017.
“We had a bit of a slow start to the month but we want to finish with three points and make it three wins in a row going into the break,” Lewis said.