Birkirkara continue to chase first win

Birkirkara continue to chase their first win as they take on Hibernians in one of the four BOV Premier League matches in programme on Saturday.

Santa Lucia take on Senglea Athletic, Sliema Wanderers face Sirens while Balzan meet Gudja United.

Santa Lucia vs Senglea Athletic 15:00 Centenary Stadium

Santa Lucia and Senglea both aim at bouncing back from defeats as they face each other in a clash between two teams who had quite a positive start.

Santa Lucia suffered their first defeat last week as the lost 1-3 to Sirens after collecting eight points from the first four matches. Senglea, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to Hamrun Spartans and Hibernians after winning two out of the first three matches.

Sliema Wanderers vs Sirens 17:15 Centenary Stadium

After claiming their first win in a 2-1 victory over Tarxien, Sliema target a second win on the trot in a clash with Sirens who won three out of the five matches played so far, dropping points only in a draw with Senglea and a defeat to Hamrun. Lying just one away from the top teams, the St. Paul’s Bay side could move top in case of a win and Hibs fail to beat Birkirkara.

The Wanderers, on the other hand, lie on the five point mark as they lost their first two matches to Balzan and Valletta, earning points in draws with Gzira and Gudja.

Balzan vs Gudja United 15:00 National Stadium

After beating Sliema in their first outing, Balzan have gone four matches without a win, losing to Floriana, Valletta and Gzira, earning their other only point in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Birkirkara. A win is therefore a must for Jacques Scerri’s side as they bid to prove their credentials.

Gudja share third place from bottom following four draws in the first four matches and a 0-2 defeat to Floriana in their last outing. Against Balzan, they hope to bounce back with another positive result.

Paul Fenech is ruled out for Balzan as he serves a one-match ban.

Hibernians vs Birkirkara 17:00 National Stadium

After losing to Floriana and Senglea and three draws with Balzan, Mosta and Valletta, Birkirkara hope the game against Hibernians will be the right one to claim maximum points from as they aim to put behind them a most disappointing start to their Premier League campaign.

However, Hibernians, will be all out to make the most out of the clash with Birkirkara as a win would put them on top. The Paolites won three out of the last four matches, beating Tarxien, Senglea and Mosta, losing to Sirens in the process.