The advantage Dundee United will hold over Rangers in their William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final is the one that matters most their players.
While hosting a “neutral” match of such importance at the home of one of the competing teams is bound to leave a sense of injustice simmering away, it is not the most important factor.
Neither is the confusion over the size of United’s ticket allocation, which was believed to be an initial 11,000 capped at 13,100 but now appears to be an initial 13,100 rising in instalments.
Rather, what will really count against the League One champions is the ability of the people on the park and on this score the Premiership club are in the box seat.
Would you really want to swap, for example, Nadir Ciftci or Ryan Gauld for use of the home dressing room?
Would you gladly give up Stuart Armstrong, Gary Mackay-Steven or Andy Robertson in order to squeeze a few thousand more of your punters into the ground?
My answer would be a resounding no to both.
The Light Blues just don’t have that kind of quality in their ranks.
So while things rumble on over the days and weeks leading up to April 12, United manager Jackie McNamara should be reminding his men at every opportunity that football matches are, not always but usually, won by teams who possess better players than the opposition.
I believe that is exactly how it will pan out at Ibrox and that United will be heading into the final at the genuinely neutral Celtic Park on May 17.