Leaders Hibernians will be aiming at maintaining their unbeaten record as they take on champions Hamrun Spartans in the big match from the BOV Premier League on Sunday. Birkirkara eye a win from the clash with bottom-placed Santa Lucia while Sirens and Balzan target precious points from this mid-table clash.
In the first match at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 11:30, Santa Lucia take on Birkirkara.
Following Sliema’s shock 2-1 win over Valletta, Santa Lucia lie at the bottom of the table with six points. Oliver Spiteri’s side is still chasing their first win but they lost just two matches so far, earning their points in six draws. They are coming from a 3-5 defeat to Valletta in their last outing. Birkirkara, on the other hand, lie in third place on 15 points, three behind Hibernians and one behind Floriana, knowing that they could join the Paolites on top should Hibs lose to Hamrun. The Stripes earned just one point from the last two matches following a defeat to Sirens and a draw with Hibernians.
At the National Stadium, kick-off at 14:00, Sirens face Balzan.
One point separates the two teams with Balzan lying in fifth place along with Hamrun on 12 points, followed by Sirens on eleven. Sirens lost two out of the last three matches to Valletta and Hamrun, winning the other game against Birkirkara. Balzan, on the other hand, registered back-to-back wins over Gzira and Gudja.
Sirens will be without the suspended Fernando Brandan and Diego Albanese.
At the National Stadium, kick-off at 18:00, Hibernians cross swords with Hamrun Spartans.
Hibernians claimed just six points from the last four matches following a 1-1 draw with Santa Lucia, a 3-0 win over Sliema and two 1-1 draws with Valletta and Birkirkara. Hamrun, on the other hand, won three out of the last four matches, defeating Floriana and after losing to Gzira, beating Gudja and Sirens.