The Premier League’s lesser lights are barreling head first into a month thick with six-pointers and both Aston Villa and QPR look set to swell their accounts dramatically.
Hull and Leicester limp into an Advent period chock full of potential sustenance for relegation battlers.
Villa and the Super Hoops, on the other hand, enter December in good nick and find their favoured conditions awaiting them in the coming weeks.
Paul Lambert’s side are 1/10 to avoid the drop this term and look well set after kicking the ladder out from underneath Crystal Palace to kick-start their own season.
A moment of magic from the seemingly fit again Christian Benteke brought them the spoils at Selhurst Park.
Having one of the division’s most dangerous centre-forwards back in form and fitness is a huge boon ahead of a spell in which there are numerous chances for profit.
In the next seven games Villa play Leicester twice, along with Sunderland, West Brom and Sunderland again – none boast a number nine of the Belgian beast’s ilk.
QPR’s chance to win their way to 18/25-rated salvation comes through the Loftus Road fixture log-jam on the horizon.
So horrid is the R’s away form that they’ve yet to score, let alone avoid defeat on the road all season long.
At home however they’ve lost just once in six and must be licking their lips at hosting Burnley, West Brom, Crystal Palace during December.
While an inability to find the net is at the root of their travelling travails, Harry Redknapp’s side have been afflicted with no such bashfulness in west Londinium.
In fact they’ve struck at least twice in their last five games at Loftus Road and are X/X to do so once more when the Clarets visit at the weekend.