New coaches Steve D’Amato and Anton Cremona will be making their debut as coaches of Mosta and Marsaxlokk respectively as the two teams cross swords in a clash between the two bottom teams.
The Blues lie at the bottom of the table with five points while Marsaxlokk, together with Tarxien, are second from bottom on ten.
Both sides will be all out to secure the three points after suffering defeats in their last outing. Marsaxlokk lost 0-2 to Valletta while Mosta suffered a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Floriana.
Luca Martinelli is ruled out for Mosta as he serves a one-match ban. Marsaxlokk have no players injured or suspended but the presence of a number of players is in doubt due to the club’s current situation.
In the first round Marsaxlokk defeated Mosta 5-2.
Meanwhile in the second game, Hamrun Spartans will be seeking revenge as they take on Balzan Youths. The Spartans had won the first round clash 3-1 but eventually lost the points as Balzan Youths filed a protest over the ineligibility of Daniel Zerafa.
The two teams are currently sharing the seventh place on eleven points, together with Mqabba. Therefore a win for either side would put them three points clear.
Clifton Ciantar and Jonathan Francica are suspended for Balzan while Nikica Gacesa serves a one-match ban for Hamrun.