Statistics from season 1997/1998 to date
Premier League (00/01), Hamrun vs Rabat: 1-1 Roderick Asciak
Premier League (00/01), Rabat vs Hamrun: 2-3 William Borg (x2)
Premier League (98/99), Rabat vs Hamrun: 2-1 Adrian Mifsud, Ziya Yildiz
Premier League (98/99), Hamrun vs Rabat: 4-2 Roderick Asciak, Edward Azzopardi
Premier League (98/99), Rabat vs Hamrun: 4-2 Vesko Petrovic, Adrian Mifsud, Edward Azzopardi, Kevin Loughborough
Recent official matches played by Rabat (LDL)
Mqabba vs Rabat 3-1
Pieta vs Rabat 0-0
Rabat vs Dingli 0-2
Recent official matches played by Hamrun (DLL)
Tarxien vs Hamrun 1-1
Hamrun vs Birkirkara 0-1
Msida vs Hamrun 3-2
Viewing recent results, one can say that both teams are not passing from their best moments in this initial part of the season against what happened at the end of last season, where Rabat achieved a successful promotion and Hamrun reached the final of this cup. Also, Hamrun has just changed their coach (Steve D'Amato), where this will be his first official match.
It must be noted that the Spartans opponents should be considered to be much more difficult on paper. This means that this will be a good test for the Magpies to turn back to winning victories against a team playing in a higher division and an old rival back in the eighties.
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