First Division: Pembroke Athleta - Vittoriosa Stars pre-match thoughts and statistics

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Competition: Malta First Division
Competition: Tue 18.January
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: MFA Centenary Stadium (1000 seats)

Pembroke Athleta are chasing the top league places while Vittoriosa Stars are more worried about escaping relegation. May the best team win!

Insights:
  • Pembroke Athleta have the the best goal difference (+13) in First Division
  • Vittoriosa Stars have the most conceded goals in the first half (10) in First Division

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Pembroke Athleta form and stats

The First Division stats at home this season for Pembroke Athleta are 3-2-0 (wins-draws-losses). Pembroke haven’t lost a league-game in ten attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Vittoriosa Stars, 128 days ago.

Happy days for Pembroke Athleta in their previous game, a First Division match away at Naxxar Lions (placed 2nd) that ended with a 2-1 victory.

In the match before that, Pembroke Athleta hosted San Gwann and drew the game 1-1.

The Pembroke Athleta manager Micallef has got the team scoring with 10 from 5 home games in the league. From these home matches, Pembroke have conceded only 4 goals.

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Vittoriosa Stars form and stats

The visitors are W1-D0-L4 on the road this term. That's in the First Division.

Vittoriosa Stars play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-2 victory visiting Zejtun Corinthians (placed 3rd).

Preceding that, the 1-3 home loss versus Marsaxlokk.

After this away game Vittoriosa Stars return home for a First Division game against Mqabba. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The visitors have scored 4 goals from 5 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Vittoriosa Stars are struggling defensively in their away games, having conceded 4 goals in these matches. Vittoriosa Stars has visited these top teams two times, and 2 of 2 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

Pembroke Athleta and Vittoriosa Stars have played each other earlier this season: Vittoriosa Stars - Pembroke Athleta 1-4. Numbers for the prior ten meetings featuring these two sides are: three wins for Pembroke Athleta, six draws and one win for Vittoriosa Stars. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Pembroke Athleta missing players

Vittoriosa Stars missing players

Pembroke Athleta Vittoriosa Stars
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
10 5 2 Played P 2 5 10
7 3 1 Won W 1 1 3
3 2 1 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 1 4 7
22 10 3 Scored S 3 4 11
9 4 1 Conceded C 5 14 26
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
90% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
50% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 100%
40% 40% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 40% 50%
30% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 20% 20%
70% 60% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 60%
30% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 60% 40%
 
8.6 8 10.5 Corners for (avg) C F 3.5 3 3
4.3 5 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 10 7.3 6.8
1.7 1.7 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.3 1.8
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.4 2.3 1.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7 4.7 3.2
4.4 2.3 1.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2 1.6
48% 100% 100% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 50% 62%
 
3.4 0.7 0.5 Shots against (avg) S A 5.5 5 3.8
1.9 0.7 0.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 3.3 2.8
Key stats in First Division this season:
  • All of Vittoriosa Stars's matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Pembroke Athleta have created more than twice as many corners as Vittoriosa Stars.
  • Pembroke Athleta have not yet lost a game.
  • Pembroke Athleta have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Pembroke Athleta have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Vittoriosa Stars have scored away.
  • Pembroke Athleta have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Pembroke Athleta have the most scored goals in the second half (8) in First Division
  • Pembroke Athleta have the the best goal difference (+13) in First Division
  • Pembroke Athleta haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Vittoriosa Stars have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Vittoriosa Stars have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Vittoriosa Stars have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Vittoriosa Stars have the most conceded goals (14) away in First Division
  • Vittoriosa Stars have the most conceded goals in the first half (10) in First Division
  • Vittoriosa Stars haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Pembroke Athleta 10 7 3 0 22 9 5 3 2 0 10 4 5 4 1 0 12 5 13 24
2 Naxxar Lions 10 8 0 2 19 7 5 4 0 1 12 2 5 4 0 1 7 5 12 24
3 Zejtun Corinthians 10 6 2 2 25 16 5 2 1 2 9 8 5 4 1 0 16 8 9 20
4 Marsaxlokk 10 5 1 4 18 13 5 2 1 2 11 9 5 3 0 2 7 4 5 16
5 Lija Athletic 10 4 3 3 19 14 5 3 2 0 12 3 5 1 1 3 7 11 5 15
6 Melita 10 4 3 3 10 9 5 2 2 1 3 3 5 2 1 2 7 6 1 15
7 Mqabba 10 3 2 5 15 20 5 1 1 3 8 11 5 2 1 2 7 9 -5 11
8 San Gwann 10 2 4 4 15 11 5 1 1 3 4 4 5 1 3 1 11 7 4 10
9 Rabat Ajax 10 2 3 5 9 18 5 1 1 3 6 12 5 1 2 2 3 6 -9 9
10 Vittoriosa Stars 10 3 0 7 11 26 5 2 0 3 7 12 5 1 0 4 4 14 -15 9
11 St. George's 10 0 1 9 7 27 5 0 0 5 5 15 5 0 1 4 2 12 -20 1