The championship for the BOV First Division and the BOV Third Division are among the issues to be solved this weekend as the final matches from the BOV First Division, BOV Second Division and the BOV Third Division are played between Friday and Monday.
In the BOV First Division, Rabat Ajax and Melita are sure of playing in the top division next season but the direct clash between the two at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday, kick-off at 15:00, will decide which team will be promoted as champion. The Magpies enjoy a one-point lead and therefore a draw would be enough to secure the title. Melita, on the other hand, have to win.
The relegation is a more complicated affair as Dingli Swallows and St. Patrick are joint-tenth on 19 points, followed by St. George’s on 16.
St. Patrick take on Lija Athletic at the Centenary Stadium, St. George’s face Naxxar Lions at the Luxol Stadium while Dingli Swallows meet Birzebbuga St. Peter’s at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. The three matches will be played on Monday, kick-off at 20:00.
St. George’s have to win and hope that both St. Patrick and Dingli lose. In that case, St. Patrick would be relegated due to the worse record in direct encounters and a decider would be necessary between St. George’s and Dingli Swallows. Otherwise the Cospicua side would be relegated to Division 2.
With a win for both St. Patrick and Dingli, a relegation decider would be necessary. If either team between St. Patrick and Dingli wins and the other fails to win, or one obtains a point and the other loses, the latter team would be relegated together with St. George’s.
In the BOV Second Division, Gzira United have already been declared champions but the second team to win promotion is still unknown.
Gudja United lead by two points over Mellieha. Mellieha face Zebbug Rangers at the Luxol Stadium while Gudja United take on Zurrieq at the Charles Abela Stadium. Both matches will be played on Sunday, kick-off at 17:15.
Gudja need a win to make sure of promotion. A draw, or even a defeat, would be enough for Gudja should Mellieha fail to beat Zebbug. Mellieha, on the other hand, have to win, hoping for a Gudja defeat.
Senglea Athletic and Luqa St. Andrew’s have already been relegated but the third team is still unknown. Siggiewi lead Attard by two points. Attard take on champions Gzira at the Centenary Stadium while Gharghur meet Siggiewi at the Charles Abela Stadium. Both matches will be played at 15:00 on Sunday.
Siggiewi need a win to make sure of avoiding relegation. A draw, or even a defeat, would be enough for Siggiewi should Attard fail to beat Gzira. Attard, on the other hand, have to win, hoping for a Siggiewi defeat in order to avoid relegation.
The BOV Third Division championship is at stake on Saturday. Leaders Pembroke Athleta take on Marsaskala while Fgura United face Santa Lucia, kick-off at 17:00.
Lying one point ahead of Fgura, Pembroke have to win to make sure of the title. A draw would be enough should Fgura fail to beat Santa Lucia. In case of a win for Fgura and a draw or defeat for Pembroke, Fgura would be declared champions. On the other hand, in case of a defeat for Pembroke and a draw for Fgura, a championship decider would be necessary.