Hibernians seek win to extend lead

Leaders Hibernians could move four points clear should they beat Gudja United in one of the two matches from the BOV Premier League Top Six final round in programme at the National Stadium on Sunday. Hamrun Spartans take on Gzira United in the other match. Meanwhile at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, Mosta take on Santa Lucia in the Play-Out final round.

At the National Stadium, kick-off at 15:00, Hibernians will be all out to claim the three points in their bid to extend the lead on top the BOV Premier League table.

Following Floriana’s goalless draw with Birkirkara, the Paolites could take full advantage and move four points clear with just two matches remaining for the end of the season.

Hibs earned just one point from the first two matches of the final round after losing to Hamrun and a draw with Floriana but still start as firm favourites to claim the three points. Gudja, on the other hand, registered their first win in the final round, defeating Hamrun 1-0 in their last outing.

The Paolites registered two 2-1 wins over Gudja in the previous rounds.

At the National Stadium, kick-off at 18:15, Hamrun Spartans and Gzira United cross swords in another clash for the third place.

Hamrun are currently fourth on 38 points, three behind Birkirkara and one ahead of Gzira. The Spartans lost 0-1 to Gudja in their last league game and were eliminated by Hibernians from the Izibet FA Trophy after extra-time. The Maroons, on the other hand, won three out of the last four matches, although they were eliminated from the FA Trophy after losing to Santa Lucia. In their last league outing, they were held in a 1-1 draw by Birkirkara.

Gzira defeated Hamrun 1-0 and 4-1 in the previous rounds.

Sun 24-Apr-2022Gudja United FC vs Hibernians FC15:00National Stadium
Sun 24-Apr-2022Hamrun Spartans FC vs Gzira United FC18:15National Stadium

At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 16:00, Mosta and Santa Lucia seek maximum points in a clash which would either secure Premier League status for Mosta or put Santa Lucia closer to safety.

Mosta lie on the 28-point mark, two ahead of Santa Lucia and four ahead of Balzan who are currently second from bottom. A win would therefore be enough for Mosta while Santa Lucia would still need another two points from the remaining two matches in case of a win. In case of a draw, Mosta would need three points from the remaining two matches while Santa Lucia would need four.

Santa Lucia are unbeaten in three matches following back-to-back wins over Balzan and a draw with Sirens, going on to eliminate Gzira United from the Izibet FA Trophy after extra-time. Mosta, on the other hand, returned to winning ways, defeating Balzan 3-2 in their last game.

Following a 2-2 draw in the first round, Mosta defeated Santa Lucia 1-0 in the second.

Sun 24-Apr-2022Mosta FC vs Santa Lucia FC16:00Tony Bezzina Stadium