St Johnstone and Dundee United have recent cup final history.
And for the Tannadice club, Saturday’s Premiership derby is another one, according to Perth boss Tommy Wright.
Saints have their own league ambitions, with top six football within their grasp and Eureopan football also a possibility.
But the pressure on his players will be nothing like the pressure on Mixu Paatelainen’s relegation-threatened men, Wright believes.
“They have a good squad of players and the results against Ross County and Hearts proved they can compete,” he said.
“So it’s going to be a difficult game.
“The pressure is on United, it’s a cup final for them every match now because they know a defeat for them and a win for Killie is very damaging.
“If that happens their job becomes a lot more difficult so they’re scrapping for everything.”
Wright’s side have been able to over power United on several occasions during a three-season spell of Saints’ dominance.
But the Northern Irishman has seen the Tangerines develop a tougher streak in recent weeks.
“They have a physical side to them now and are fighting for their lives,” he said. “You can see that in them.
“United have improved at times, they haven’t had the consistency they’ll be looking for.
“But they have brought in a lot of players and changed how they play.
“There’s no doubt United have a lot of quality because in the likes of Blair Spittal, Billy Mckay and now Henri Anier they have goals in their team.”