Spartans take on Floriana as they hope to close in on leaders Sliema

Hamrun Spartans will be aiming for the three points on Saturday as they take on Floriana in one of the four BOV Premier League matches in programme at the National Stadium, Hibernians Stadium and Centenary Stadium.

Birkirkara face Gzira United, Mosta meet Zejtun Corinthians and Senglea Athletic take on Sirens in the other matches.

At the Hibernians Stadium, Birkirkara and Gzira United cross swords in a clash between two teams who are eager to climb further up the table. The Stripes are unbeaten in five matches, dropping their only points in a draw with Balzan. They are currently ninth on 17 points and are coming from a narrow win over Hibernians. The Maroons, on the other hand, lie in fourth place and are coming from a 2-0 win over Balzan after winning just one match from the previous five matches – in which they collected just two points in draws.

At the National Stadium, Hamrun Spartans will be all out to claim the three points in order to move to just three points behind the leaders even if they would still have a game in hand. The Spartans are unbeaten in six matches but they won just two games, the other four ending in draws. Floriana, on the other hand, are desperate for points after losing two out of the last three matches and are currently tenth on 16 points, six behind third-placed Hamrun.

At the Centenary Stadium, Mosta face Zejtun Corinthians. Seven points separate the two teams with the Blues currently seventh on 19 points and Zejtun joint-fourth from bottom. Mosta are unbeaten in six matches but were held in two draws in their last two outings by Valletta and Lija. Zejtun, on the other hand, seek precious points after losing five out of the last seven matches, in some cases being unlucky to leave the pitch empty-handed.

At the Hibernians Stadium, Giovanni Tedesco is set to make his debut as new Sirens coach following the unexpected sacking of Steve D’Amato. Sirens won three out of their last five matches and are now eleventh on 15 points. In their last outing, they defeated Gudja 3-1. Senglea, on the other hand, are still chasing their first win after twelve matches, collecting their only points in two draws. In their last outing, they lost 1-4 to Santa Lucia.

All matches are being played behind closed doors. but fans are able to watch games thanks to the live-streaming service being offered by the Malta Football Association at apart from the usual two weekly matches which are broadcast on TVM 2 and/or TSN.