2014–15 Maltese Premier League

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Maltese Premier League
Season 2014–15
Matches played 96
Goals scored 278 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorer Tarabei
(16 goals)
Biggest home win Balzan 4–2 Żebbuġ Rangers
Biggest away win Żebbuġ Rangers 0–4 Birkirkara
Highest scoring Balzan 4–2 Żebbuġ Rangers
2015–16 →
All statistics correct as of 21 December 2014.

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 16 15 1 0 51 8 +43 46
2 Valletta 16 10 1 5 38 12 +26 31
3 Birkirkara 16 10 1 5 29 16 +13 31
4 Balzan 16 5 7 4 19 21 −2 22
5 Floriana 16 5 6 5 25 31 −6 21
6 Mosta 16 6 2 8 16 30 −14 20
7 Sliema Wanderers 16 5 4 7 17 21 −4 19
8 Naxxar Lions 16 4 5 7 20 24 −4 17
9 Qormi 16 4 5 7 16 26 −10 17
10 Tarxien Rainbows 16 3 7 6 16 24 −8 16
11 Pietà Hotspurs 16 3 5 8 13 27 −14 14
12 Żebbuġ Rangers 16 1 6 9 18 38 −20 9
Updated to match(es) played on 21 December 2014. 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 0–3 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–2 4–2
Birkirkara 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1
Floriana 1–1 0–3 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3
Hibernians 1–0 5–0 5–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1
Mosta 1–0 0–5 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0
Naxxar Lions 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–1
Pietà Hotspurs 1–1 4–3 1–3 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0
Qormi 1–2 0–2 4–2 0–6 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–0
Sliema Wanderers 0–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 0–5 1–0
Tarxien Rainbows 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–6 1–2
Valletta 0–2 4–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–0
Zebbug Rangers 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–4 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–3 0–2

Updated to games played on 21 December 2014.
Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = 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 Balzan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Birkirkara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Floriana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hibernians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Mosta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Naxxar Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Pietà Hotspurs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Qormi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Sliema Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Tarxien Rainbows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to promotion play-off
11 Valletta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Maltese First Division
12 Żebbuġ Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. 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]

Results (matches 23-33)[edit]

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

Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Premier League play-off[edit]

There will be a play-off 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]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 7 December 2014
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Brazil Tarabai Hibernians 16
2 Brazil Liliu Birkirkara 11
3 Brazil Jorginho Hibernians 10
4 England Lateef Elford-Alliyu Valletta 8
Malta Clayton Failla Hibernians 8
Slovenia Vito Plut Floriana 8
7 Brazil Maurício Britto Żebbuġ Rangers 7
Brazil Rafael Ledesma Birkirkara 7
Italy Gianmarco Piccioni Balzan 7
10 Montenegro Bojan Kaljević Mosta 6

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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