Balzan will be all out to regain sole leadership as they take on Gzira United at the Centenary Stadium on Monday.
Marco Micovic’s side is unbeaten in eighteen matches but before last week’s derby win against bottom-placed Lija Athletic, they dropped four points in draws with Valletta and Floriana.
On the other hand, Gzira won just one out of the last four matches as apart from a 2-1 win over Hamrun, they suffered a defeat to Hibernians and were held in draws by St. Andrews and Floriana. They are currently fourth on 38 points, three behind Birkirkara and seven points behind Valletta and Birkirkara. A positive result is a must for Gzira as they chase a historic place in the UEFA Europa League this summer.
Andrew Cohen is ruled out for the Maroons as he serves a one-match ban.
In the first round, Balzan defeated Gzira 2-1.