Citizens hope to extend lead

Leaders Valletta will be aiming at extending the lead on top the BOV Premier League table on Wednesday as they take on Hamrun Spartans in a match which brings the first round to an end.

The Citizens lead the way with eighteen points, four ahead of Floriana and Tarxien and five ahead of the Spartans who share the fourth place with Marsaxlokk and Birkirkara.

Valletta are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and are coming from a goalless draw with Floriana last Saturday. Defender Ramon Dos Santos is ruled out after being sent off in the game against the Greens.

The Spartans returned to winning ways last Friday as they defeated Vittoriosa Stars 2-0. A win which put them back on track after they were held in a draw by Birkirkara and lost to Marsaxlokk. Against Valletta, they will be seeking another positive result in their bid to move further up in the table.

Scottish striker Dene Shields could be back for Hamrun after missing the last games due to an injury.

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