A 1-1 draw for Valletta against Gzira and a 3-1 loss against B’Kara for long time leaders Balzan saw both title contenders drop precious points in their bid overhaul current leaders Hibernians.
Valletta looked to have got back in contention with. Last gasp winner against Hibs mid-week but had to settle for a draw against Gzira.
The heavy defeat to B’Kara has rocked Balzan’s bid for a first ever Premier title, just how badly that will have hurt them remains to be seen.
Hibernians now have a narrow 1 point lead over Valletta but that will increase to four if they beat Floriana on Sunday.