Floriana chase win to maintain slim title hopes

Floriana will be all out to claim the three points as they take on Hamrun Spartans in a match from the BOV Premier League Top Six final round in programme at the National Stadium on Sunday. Meanwhile at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, Mosta and Balzan seek precious points in the battle against relegation as they face Valletta and Sirens respectively in the Play-Out final round.

At the National Stadium, kick-off at 16:00, Floriana take on Hamrun Spartans knowing that only a win could maintain their title hopes alive.

Lying four points behind the Paolites, the Greens need the three points and hope that Hibernians fail to beat Birkirkara on Sunday so that all would be to play for next week. However Floriana failed to win in their last four league games, losing to Hibernians and Gzira and being held in goalless draws by Hibernians and Birkirkara.

This will be no easy game for Floriana as Hamrun currently share the third place with Birkirkara and are in a desperate need of points in their bid to secure third place and a spot in the UEFA Europa Conference League, especially since they have already been eliminated from the Izibet FA Trophy. The Spartans won four out of the last five league matches, defeating Gzira United 2-0 in their last outing.

Hamrun won the first round clash 2-1 with the second round match ending in a 2-2 draw.

Sat 30-Apr-2022Floriana FC vs Hamrun Spartans FC16:00National Stadium

At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 15:00, Mosta face Valletta, knowing that a win would enable them to secure their Premier League status.

The Blues are currently third in the Play-Out round with 29 points, two ahead of Santa Lucia and five ahead of Balzan and therefore three points from their last two matches are necessary to avoid relegation. After losing to Sliema in the first match from the Play-Out final round, Mosta bounced back with a 3-2 win over Balzan and a 1-1 draw with Santa Lucia.

Valletta, on the other hand, are undefeated in six matches, claiming seven points from the last three matches as they defeated Sirens and Sliema, being held in a 1-1 draw by Balzan.

Valletta defeated Mosta 3-1 in the first round but the second round clash ended in a 2-2 draw.

At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 18:15, Balzan take on Sirens. Balzan need maximum points from the game against Sirens and the following one against Sliema Wanderers, hoping that Santa Lucia fail to win their last two games, in order to retain their Premier League status.

Balzan, now led by Spanish coach Alejandro Pantoja, earned their first point after four successive defeats, holding Valletta in a 1-1 draw last week. They registered just one win in thirteen league matches.

Sirens, on the other hand, secured their Premier league status with a 5-0 win over Sliema Wanderers. However, this season, they lost twice to Balzan – 1-6 in the first round and 1-2 in the second.

Sat 30-Apr-2022Valletta FC vs Mosta FC15:00Tony Bezzina Stadium
Sat 30-Apr-2022Sirens FC vs Balzan FC18:15Tony Bezzina Stadium