Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Hibernians & Zejtun Corinthians face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the Fa Trophy. All the pre-match information is available here!
There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a Premier League match only three days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Valletta.
This pitch has grass, which is not Zejtun Corinthians's usual surface at their own ground. When playing on grass Zejtun Corinthians have performed like this: Played 17 matches resulting in 9 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats with the goal stats 19-8 (scored/conceded).
These teams are so close in distance that this match is special, a derby with local pride the main prize.
Hibernians form and statsLast season their Fa Trophy adventure ended in the quarter-finals.
The home supporters can't complain about results here at Ta'Qali National Stadium as Hibernians have scored 23 goals to get 20 points from 10 games. The overall stats in the Premier League are 6-2-2 (wins-draws-losses). Ever since the Birkirkara game Hibernians has been unbeatable here at Ta'Qali National Stadium producing four straight wins.
Before that, Hibernians had a Premier League home game versus Tarxien Rainbows which ended with a victory 2-0.
The match schedule is unforgiving for Hibernians as they have a new game in only three days, a Premier League match thankfully also at home. Mosta are visiting.
With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (23 in 10 games), Hibernians's attacking play is working. Hibernians have only conceded 9 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.
Zejtun Corinthians form and statsZejtun Corinthians's mission in Fa Trophy last season failed in the 3rd round.
The visitors are W3-D3-L4 on the road this term. That's in the Premier League.
This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Premier League home defeat versus Birkirkara with 0-3 on the scoreboard. Prior to that result Corinthians won their away game at Gudja United in the Premier League. The scoreline was 1-0.
Corinthians lost heavily in their last match (against Birkirkara as mentioned above) and the damage happened in the first half. Something did not go right in the pre-game preparations.
Zejtun Corinthians has another fixture away, a Premier League game, against Balzan in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!
Corinthians are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 12 away goals from 10 games (in the league). Corinthians have conceded 15 goals in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadNumbers for the last two meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Hibernians, zero draws and zero wins for Zejtun Corinthians. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: zero games.
Hibernians missing players
Zejtun Corinthians missing players
|96%||93%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||92%||92%|
|76%||71%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||77%||76%|
|56%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||62%||64%|
|36%||29%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||31%||44%|
|20%||7%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||15%||20%|
|32%||29%||Clean Sheets||C S||23%||20%|
|12%||21%||Failed to Score||F T||31%||32%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|2.4||2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.3||2.5|
|4||2||Red cards||R C||2||5|
|10.3||9.3||Shots (avg)||S (||9.5||9|
|4.6||3.9||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||4||4|
|46%||49%||Goal Efficiency||G E||32%||37%|