Preview Day 21: Valletta vs Balzan Published on: 31-01-2015

Champions Valletta will be looking to keep up the pressure on leaders Hibernians but face a tricky test against the in-form Balzan.

The Whites are still trailing the Paolites by 13 points but they will be looking to win their remaining two matches before points are halved to keep alive their title aspirations.

However, their task is far from simple as Balzan have shown impressive attacking power in their last two matches, netting 11 goals after a 6-0 defeat of ┼╗abbar St Patrick in the FA Trophy and a 5-3 win over Sliema with Bojan Kaljevic bagging seven goals in both encounters.

Ivan Zammit, the Valletta coach, will have to do without defender Steve Borg who will be serving a one-man suspension.

Borg is likely to be replaced by Nigerian Hilary Ikenna who completed his transfer move to the Citizens this week.

Balzan are in full force and have no selection problems.

First round: Balzan-Valletta 0-2.