Eternal rivals Floriana, Valletta seek maximum points from derby

Eternal rivals Floriana and Valletta cross swords in the derby while Hamrun Spartans hope to make it four wins in a row in two of the three matches in programme from the BOV Premier League on Saturday.

At the National Stadium, kick-off at 18:30, Floriana take on Valletta.

The Greens collected four points from the first three matches after defeating Pieta’ 2-0, rescuing a point in a 2-2 draw with Sirens and losing 0-1 to Birkirkara. Valletta, on the other hand, claimed five points in a 1-1 draw with Hibernians, a most comfortable 6-0 win over Pieta’ Hotspurs and a goalless draw with Sirens.

Former Floriana midfielder Brandon Paiber is ruled out for Floriana as he serves a one-match ban.

In the first match at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 18:30, Pieta’ Hotspurs face Mosta.

Together with Santa Lucia, Pieta’ are still chasing their first goals and their first points after losing the first three matches, conceding no less than ten goals in two 0-2 defeats to Floriana and Hamrun and a 0-6 defeat to Valletta. Mosta, on the other hand, earned three points in a 4-1 win over Marsaxlokk after losing the first game to Gudja but suffered a heavy 0-5 defeat to Hibernians last week.

In the second match at the Tony Bezzina Stadium, kick-off at 20:45, Sirens take on Hamrun Spartans.

Although they still chase their first win, Sirens earned two precious points in a 2-2 draw with Floriana and a goalless draw with Valletta and on Saturday, they hope to upset the Spartans who are chasing their fourth win after defeating Hibernians 4-1, Pieta’ Hotspurs 2-0 and Marsaxlokk 1-0.

Sirens could not count on Gary Camilleri but Alex Cini will be back after serving a one-match ban. Vinicius Freitas will be available for Hamrun after missing the first three matches.

Sat 10-Sep-2022Floriana FC vs Valletta FC18:30National Stadium
Sat 10-Sep-2022Pieta’ Hotspurs FC vs Mosta FC18:30Tony Bezzina Stadium
Sat 10-Sep-2022Sirens FC vs Hamrun Spartans FC20:45Tony Bezzina Stadium

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