Qormi and Hibernians will be facing each other for the sixth time this season and for the second time in a week as the two cross swords in a clash from the Championship Pool on Sunday.
Last Monday, Qormi secured a place in the semi-finals of the U*BET FA Trophy after beating the Paolites on penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 draw. It was sweet revenge for the Yellows who were eliminated by Hibernians, also following a penalty shoot-out after another 1-1 draw, from the National League 100 Anniversary Cup.
To maintain the balance, the three Premier League matches between the two sides ended in a win for Qormi, a 2-2 draw and a win for Hibernians.
Hibs lie in fifth place on 17 points, together with Tarxien, and are coming from a series of four successive defeats. In fact, their only win in the Championship Pool was against Qormi. The latter, on the other hand, share the third place with Sliema Wanderers on 24 points. They won two out of the last three league matches, defeating Sliema Wanderers 4-0 in their last outing with Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo scoring all four goals to increase his tally on top the list of scorers to 22 goals. A win is a must for Qormi in order to move three points clear of Sliema in third place.
Meanwhile the first game in programme is the clash between the two teams which have already been relegated to the First Division – Dingli Swallows and Msida St. Joseph.
To make matters worse for the Saints, they could have a number of points deducted after failing to honour payments to a number of players and former coach.
Msida have already defeated Dingli three times this season although in the third round clash, Dingli had managed to go 2-0 ahead before losing 2-3. The Swallows will therefore aim at ending their negative run of seventeen successive defeats.
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