Mqabba made sure of playing in Division 1 next season after holding champions Marsaxlokk in a 1-1 draw on Monday.
In fact, with one round of matches to go, the team led by Clive Mizzi are now seventh on 18 points, one ahead of Pietà Hotspurs who are eighth on 17 points, followed by St. Patrick on 14 and San Gwann 11.
With San Gwann already relegated to Division 2 after a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Balzan on Sunday, the battle to avoid relegation is between Pietà and St. Patrick.
On Saturday, the Hotspurs face Mosta, needing just one point to condemn St. Patrick to the Second Division. The Saints face Melita in another match on Saturday.