Rivals Valletta and Hibernians seek sole leadership as they cross swords in one of the two BOV Premier League matches in programme on Saturday at the National Stadium.
After the draw between Birkirkara and Sliema Wanderers on Saturday, four teams lead the way with four points – a win and a draw. Valletta and Hibernians therefore seek to be the only teams with maximum points from two matches.
The Citizens defeated Mosta 2-1 last week despite being reduced to ten men after having Edmond Agius sent off. Hibernians, on the other hand, needed a stoppage-time goal to beat neighbours Tarxien Rainbows 1-0.
Edmond Agius is ruled out as he serves a two-match ban while Jonathan Caruana is ruled out injured along with Steve Borg. Hibernians lack the injured Rodolfo Soares.
Valletta vs Hibernians kicks-off at 20:30
Meanwhile in the first match, Mosta take on Vittoriosa Stars, kick-off at 18:30.
Both sides seek their first win as Mosta lost 1-2 to Valletta while Vittoriosa Stars earned a point in a 2-2 draw with Balzan.
Mosta lack the suspended Joel Sunnyboy Toe but could have new foreigners making their debut. Vittoriosa may welcome back Sheldon Grech.
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