Hibernians take on Floriana hoping to extend lead

Leaders Hibernians will be hoping to extend the lead on top the BOV Premier League table as they take on Floriana while Hamrun Spartans and Balzan eye the three points from the clashes with Sliema and Santa Lucia respectively in their bid to keep the pace with the top teams.

In the first match at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 11:30, Hamrun Spartans take on Sliema Wanderers.

Hamrun will be aiming for a fourth win in five matches as they take on bottom-placed Sliema Wanderers. The wins over Gudja, Sirens and Santa Lucia, apart from the defeat to Hibernians, put the Spartans back on track as they now lie in joint-sixth place with Balzan, one point behind Floriana and Gzira. Sliema, on the other hand, remain anchored at the bottom of the table with just four points and are coming from a 0-2 defeat to Birkirkara.

Darko Gojkovic is ruled out through suspension for Hamrun but Faissal El Bakhtaoui will be back after his three-match ban was reduced to one. Sliema will be without the suspended Edmond Agius and Valmir Berisha.

At the Natonal Stadium, kick-off at 16:00, Hibernians face Floriana.

Following the draw between Valletta and Birkirkara, Hibernians could move seven points clear should they beat Floriana. The Paolites remain unbeaten, dropping their only points in three draws. Floriana, on the other hand, are eager to return to winning ways after a shock 1-2 defeat to Sirens last week. They are currently fourth on 16 points and a positive result is a must in their bid to secure a top six finish.

At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 18:00, Santa Lucia face Balzan.

After losing 1-2 to Hibernians in their last outing, Balzan will be all out to claim the three points from this clash with Santa Lucia. Before the defeat to Hibernians, Balzan obtained nine points from the previous three matches and now share the sixth place with Hamrun. However Santa Lucia eye precious points from this match after losing to Valletta and Hamrun, defeating Birkirkara in the process They are currently second from bottom on nine points and a positive result on Sunday could see them join Gudja and Mosta on level points or even leapfrog them into the ninth place.

Santa Lucia could not count on the suspended Jurgen Pisani and Andre Prates.

Sun 5-Dec-2021Sliema Wanderers FC vs Hamrun Spartans FC11:30National Stadium
Sun 5-Dec-2021Hibernians FC vs Floriana FC16:00National Stadium
Sun 5-Dec-2021Santa Lucia FC vs Balzan FC18:00Tony Bezzina Stadium