Hamrun Spartans will be aiming for a second successive win as they host Rabat Ajax in one of the two BOV Premier League matches in programme on Friday at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
The Spartans bounced back from the heavy defeat to Valletta with a 3-1 win over Melita and now seek another win over another newly-promoted side in order to move out of the lower part of the table.
Rabat Ajax seek their first win after losing five of the first six matches. They lost 0-2 to Sliema in their last outing.
The Magpies lack defenders Clive Brincat and Patrick Borg as they are ruled out through suspension while Ryan Micallef is recovering from an injury.
Meanwhile in the second game, Floriana take on Qormi.
The Greens lost 1-3 to Mosta in their last outing and are currently sixth on eight points. Qormi, who lost 1-2 to Balzan last week, are eighth on six points.
Floriana cannot count on Aaron Brown and Kane Farrugia but Clyde Borg will be back after serving a one-match ban.