Precious points at stake in the Relegation Pool

rabat-balzan130120Precious points will be at stake in the Relegation Pool on Monday as Rabat Ajax face Balzan and Melita take on Hamrun Spartans at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

Qormi, Floriana and Balzan are virtually safe as they lie on 22, 22 and 20 points respectively with Hamrun, Rabat and Melita entangled in the battle against relegation. The Spartans are currently on the 11-point mark, followed by Rabat on 10 and Melita on 9.

In the first match, Rabat Ajax aim at returning to winning ways as they face Balzan.

The Magpies collected a point in a 2-2 draw with Melita after suffering defeats to Hamrun and Floriana. Balzan, on the other hand, are coming from three consecutive draws with Floriana, Melita and Qormi.

Balzan registered a 2-0 win in the first round but the second round clash ended in a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile in the second match, both Melita and Hamrun chase the three points in a direct clash against relegation.

Melita have now gone nine matches without a win, collecting three points from the last nine matches. Hamrun, on the other hand, lost to Qormi and Floriana in their last two outings – losing seven of the last eight matches.

George Gribbon is ruled out through suspension for Melita.

Hamrun defeated Melita 3-1 in the first round but the Amateurs won the second round clash 1-0.

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