2014–15 Maltese Premier League

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Maltese Premier League
Season 2014–15
Matches played 132
Goals scored 397 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorer Tarabei
(23 goals)
Biggest home win Hibernians 4–0 Balzan
Naxxar Lions 4–0 Żebbuġ Rangers
Biggest away win Żebbuġ Rangers 0–4 Birkirkara
Highest scoring Balzan 5–3 Sliema Wanderers
2015–16 →
All statistics correct as of 8 February 2015.

The 2014–15 Maltese Premier League is the 100th season of the Maltese Premier League, Valletta are the defending champions, having won their 22nd title the previous season.

The Premier League consists of three rounds for a total of 33 games. After the end of the second round, the points earned are halved.

Format[edit]

In a change from last season, the league will not split after twenty-two matches. All teams will advance to a second phase where half of the first phase points are carried over and teams will play each other once.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2014–15 Maltese Premier League

Relegation and promotion[edit]

Vittoriosa Stars and Rabat Ajax were relegated finishing 11th and 12th, respectively, in the previous season.

Promoted were, Pietà Hotspurs and Zebbug Rangers finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the First Division the previous season.

Club City Stadium Capacity
Balzan F.C. Balzan Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Birkirkara F.C. Birkirkara Infetti Ground 2.500
Floriana F.C. Floriana Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Hibernians F.C. Paola Hibernians Ground 2.968
Mosta F.C. Mosta Mosta Ground 1.200
Naxxar Lions F.C. Naxxar Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Pietà Hotspurs F.C. Pietà Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Qormi F.C. Qormi Qormi Football Complex -
Sliema Wanderers F.C. Sliema Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Tarxien Rainbows F.C. Tarxien Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Valletta F.C. Valletta Ta' Qali National Stadium 17.797
Zebbug Rangers F.C. Zebbug Zebbug Ground 1.000

First phase[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hibernians 22 19 3 0 68 13 +55 60
2 Valletta 22 14 2 6 51 17 +34 44
3 Birkirkara 22 13 4 5 41 22 +19 43
4 Balzan 22 9 7 6 35 33 +2 34
5 Floriana 22 7 8 7 38 41 −3 29
6 Sliema Wanderers 22 7 6 9 26 31 −5 27
7 Mosta 22 7 4 11 24 43 −19 25
8 Naxxar Lions 22 5 7 10 26 34 −8 22
9 Tarxien Rainbows 22 4 9 9 22 38 −16 21
10 Pietà Hotspurs 22 5 6 11 19 36 −17 21
11 Qormi 22 4 6 12 22 38 −16 18
12 Żebbuġ Rangers 22 4 6 12 25 51 −26 18
Updated to match(es) played on 8 February 2015. Source: uefa.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Results (matches 1-22)[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAL BIR FLO HIB MOS NXX PTA QOR SLI TAR VAL ZEB
Balzan 3–2 3–2 0–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 5–3 3–2 0–2 4–2
Birkirkara 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1
Floriana 1–1 1–2 0–3 3–2 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–3
Hibernians 4–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 5–2
Mosta 1–0 1–5 1–3 0–5 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0
Naxxar Lions 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 4–0
Pietà Hotspurs 1–1 4–3 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 1–0
Qormi 1–2 0–2 4–2 0–6 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–3 0–1
Sliema Wanderers 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–5 1–0
Tarxien Rainbows 0–5 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–6 1–2
Valletta 1–2 0–2 4–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–0 2–0
Zebbug Rangers 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–4 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–2

Updated to games played on 8 February 2015.
Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second phase[edit]

All teams advance to the second phase. Teams keep their records from the first phase, but their points from the first phase are halved. Teams will play each other once.[1]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hibernians (C) 33 27 5 1 97 24 +73 56 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Valletta (Q) 33 22 3 8 74 30 +44 47 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Birkirkara (Q) 33 19 7 7 59 31 +28 43
4 Balzan (Q) 33 17 8 8 59 45 +14 42
5 Floriana 33 13 11 9 58 51 +7 36
6 Sliema Wanderers 33 10 9 14 50 56 −6 26
7 Naxxar Lions 33 9 9 15 40 51 −11 25
8 Qormi 33 8 9 16 40 55 −15 24
9 Tarxien Rainbows 33 8 9 16 35 60 −25 23
10 Mosta (O) 33 9 6 18 38 72 −34 21 Qualification to promotion play-off
11 Pietà Hotspurs (R) 33 6 8 19 30 58 −28 16 Relegation to Maltese First Division
12 Żebbuġ Rangers (R) 33 5 6 22 37 84 −47 12
Source: uefa.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) play-off (only for deciding champion and UEFA competition places); 3) head-to-head points; 4) head-to-head goal difference; 5) head-to-head goals scored; 6) goal difference; 7) goals scored [1]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Results (matches 23-33)[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAL BIR FLO HIB MOS NXX PTA QOR SLI TAR VAL ZEB
Balzan 1–1 0–1 4–1
Birkirkara 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2
Floriana 1–3 4–1 2–0 3–1
Hibernians 1–3 2–1 3–2 3–1
Mosta 0–3 2–2 1–2
Naxxar Lions 1–2 4–3 0–1
Pietà Hotspurs 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–1
Qormi 1–5 2–1 1–3
Sliema Wanderers 5–1 3–2 3–3
Tarxien Rainbows 1–2 2–1 3–1 0–4
Valletta 2–1 1–0 2–3
Zebbug Rangers 1–3 0–5 1–3 0–2

Updated to games played on 9 May 2015.
Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Premier League play-off[edit]

A play-off was played between the tenth placed team from the Premier League and the third placed team from the First Division. The winner will compete in the 2015–16 Maltese Premier League.[3]

15 May 2015
19:30
Mosta 2–0 Gżira United
Udo Fortune Goal 88'
Gary Roberts Goal 90+3'
Report
Ta' Qali National Stadium
Attendance: 1023
Referee: Philip Farrugia

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 8 February 2015
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Brazil Tarabai Hibernians 23
2 Brazil Jorginho Hibernians 16
3 England Lateef Elford-Alliyu Valletta 12
Brazil Liliu Birkirkara 12
Italy Gianmarco Piccioni Balzan 12
6 Malta Clayton Failla Hibernians 11
Brazil Rafael Ledesma Birkirkara 11
8 The Gambia Hamza Barry Valletta 10
Slovenia Vito Plut Floriana 10
10 Montenegro Bojan Kaljević Balzan/Mosta 9
Brazil Maurício Żebbuġ Rangers 9
Scotland Carlo Monti Żebbuġ Rangers 9

Source: MFA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Premier League: season rules". scoresway.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "BOV Premier League kicks-off on Saturday". maltafootball.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "BOV First, Second, and Third Division2014/15 draws". maltafootball.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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