**Strap yourselves in, the second helping of the Guinness PRO14 Welsh derbies is almost upon us, and it promises to be just as nail-biting as the first.** \n\nWe were treated to late drama in both clashes in Wales last week, with Angus O’Brien’s late try stealing the points for Scarlets against Ospreys, while Josh Turnbull’s score gave Cardiff Blues a slender victory over Dragons. \n\nBut there is no time to dwell on the past with another double-header in store on Friday night, with Scarlets and Dragons getting the first action of the new year underway in Llanelli. \n\nThe Blues will then welcome Ospreys to the Cardiff City Stadium later in the evening, with both sides looking to keep in contention at the top of their respective conferences. \n\nAs last weekend proved, you never know which way the matches will go when the Welsh sides butt heads, but what you do know is there will be relentless action all over the pitch. \n\n# Dragons fired up for Scarlets showdown \n\nDean Ryan won’t have to say much to give his side the motivation to head to Llanelli and grab the points on Friday evening, with the despair of losing out to Cardiff Blues last time out still very much on their minds. \n\nThe inability to cross the try line in the post-Christmas clash ultimately cost the Dragons, with four Josh Lewis penalties all they could muster in the 13-12 defeat, as they got hit by a sucker-punch just over ten minutes from time. \n\nConversely, the hosts will be buzzing heading into the new year after a dramatic late win of their own against compatriots Ospreys and they will be looking to maintain momentum with another win here. \n\nDragons will be looking to help their quest to qualify for next season's Heineken Champions Cup with a victory, but will have to rewrite the history books if they are to claim success. \n\nThe Newport-based side have made the journey west to Llanelli 13 times in all competitions in the past, and have never emerged victorious, but they say 14th time’s a charm, right? \n\nThe visitors can take heart from their recent hot streak on the road heading into the weekend, with victories over Glasgow Warriors and Benetton in their last two matches away from Rodney Parade.