After collecting just three points from the last five matches, Sliema Wanderers will be hoping to bring to an end this disappointing run as they take on Tarxien Rainbows in one of the two matches in programme at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.
The Wanderers earned points in draws with Balzan, Valletta and Qormi, suffering defeats to Hamrun and Mosta.
Tarxien’s morale is high after they managed to claim six points from the last two outings since the appointment of Patrick Curmi as their new coach, beating Mqabba and Birkirkara.
However Curmi will be unable to field his best formation as Brazilian duo Rodrigo Andreis Galvao and Caio Garcia Suguino are ruled out. Josef Mifsud is suspended for Sliema.
In the second match, Hibernians face another difficult test as they take on Qormi.
The Paolites dropped four points in the last two matches after being held in draws by Hamrun Spartans and Floriana. On the other hand, Qormi won two of the last three matches, defeating Marsaxlokk and Mosta, holding Sliema in a 3-3 draw.
For Qormi, Joseph Farrugia is ruled out injured but Scottish midfielder Stuart Duff could make his debut after Giuseppe Vela and Christos Karamanolis were released by the club. Adrian Pulis is injured for Hibernians.