The hottest derby is here: Valletta v Floriana

Friday, November 26, 2010, 9:56

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Hamrun take on spirited Vittoriosa on home soil on Friday night as Steve D’Amato welcomes back Scottish striker Dene Shields to add more power upfront after the Hamrunizi suffered their third defeat of the season against Marsaxlokk. Meanwhile Winston Muscat has a full squad at his disposal and hopes that his Stars continue their postive run after winning 6 points in the last 4 games.

On Saturday bottom placed Hiberians take on the struggling Sliema Wanderers in what promises to be a thriller at the National Stadium at 2:00pm. Both clubs need the three points badly after suffering defeats against Tarxien Rainbows and Floriana respectively. Mark Marlow welcomes back playmaker Jackson Lima and striker Obinna Obiefule while Mark Miller has no selection problems and will pin his hopes on Andrew Cohen and Paul McManus to rediscover their best form.

In the second game on Saturday at 4:00pm, pace setters Valletta take on the in form Floriana, in a top the table clash. Floriana badly need the victory to reduce the gap with the leaders and hold on to their second place. Jesmond Zerafa will seek to keep Valletta’s unbeaten record while Todor Raykov might play Ivailo Sokolov from the first minute after he missed the 1-0 victory against Sliema Wanderers last Saturday. Both coaches have no injury worries within their ranks.

On Sunday Marsaxlokk will look to return to winning ways against seventh placed Qormi at the Hiberians Stadium at 2:00pm. Patrick Curmi welcomes   Julio Alcorse back in his team after the Argentinian served his two games ban while Stephen Azzopardi needs his forwards to find their scoring touch.

At 4:00pm on Sunday sixth place Birkirkara clash against Tarxien Rainbows who are on a roll at the moment. Both clubs are coming from a win in their last outing and both coaches have no selection problems and a victory for either club will bring them closer to the leaders.





4 Comments

  1. DCT says:

    Hi Sandro niskanta kif il-bierah hlief teqirdu fuq it-tkeccija ta’ Dos Santos ta’ valletta m’ghamiltux programm shih tghidu kemm ma kienux fouls etc etc…tahseb Malta biss jigru affarijiet hekk jew int ghadek ma tafx kif ikkwalifikaw Franza ghal-World Cup li ghaddiet?? u btw spiss jigri hekk malta u qatt ma tghamlu dal-fuss kollhu kif ghamiltu kontra Floriana…..!!Ara biex issemmu il-corner li gie ssenjalat mir-referee u mbghad ma halliehx jinghata ax saffar tmiem il-loghba dik le ma semmejtuwiex basta hin kollhu tghidu biex jibghatu l-messaggi,min daqsekk bghatna imma fuq widnejn it-torox waqghu il-messaggi u anke fuq facebook bghatna imma xejn. jew dik ax favur Valletta ma ssemmuwiex???? jekk trid tmexxieh il-quddiem il-programm kun trasparenti,avolja nafu li tobghodom lill-Floriana.Grazzi D.Cassar

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    Sportinmalta Reply:

    Nassigurak li jien ma noghbod lill-Hadd ahseb u ara ghaliex ghandi nobghod team tal-Football !!! Nobghod team tal-Football meta nahdem u naqla x’niekol mill-isport u mill-football jien ? Attent ghall-insinwazzjoni li qed taghamel u qies sew qabel ma tikteb – sandro micallef

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  2. julio says:

    weekend bhal dan futbol interessanti u l melita lanqas loghba diretta. tal-misthija. mfa take note mhux qed inhallu li xi gurnalisti jparlaw u jikritikaw bl adocc imbaghad ihallu il konsumaturi bla loghba futbol.

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    Sportinmalta Reply:

    Meta tkun taf il kontenut tal-kuntratt bejn l-MFA u l-Melita tkellem Julio…..F’Malta jezisiti OB wiehed professejonali (OB ghall-informazzjoni tieghek u Outside Broadcast) u dan il-weekend kien hemm il-Malta Music Awards li Where’s Eveybody? kienu kkuntrattati li jiffilmjawh bl-istess OB. Melita u anke jien personali ktibna lill-MFA, lis-Segretarju Generali u anke lis-CEO Bjorn Vassalli biex tkun immexxija il-fixture ta’ bejn Valletta u Floriana li xtaqna nxandru imma shabek tal-MFA li huma bravi hafna ma bidluhiex.

    U by the way taf meta ktibna ta’ mhux il-gimgha l-ohra jew tlett gimghat illu imma xahrejn ilu…..imma nahseb shabek kienu ghadhom qed jiccelebraw ir-rebha u ma kellhomx mohh dawn il-problemi tal-loghbiet diretti dak iz-zmien. Mela issa taf lejn min trid tipponta subghajk Julio…..Sahha Sandro Micallef – BTW il-Clubs kienu qablu wkoll li titbiddel il-fixture !!!!!

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