In the feature encounter, league leader Lime Old Road will put its unbeaten streak on the line against the very improved and potent offence of Asot’s Arcade Parham.
Both teams are coming off impressive wins.
Old Road dispatched Special Security All Saints United 4-1 while Parham beat Bassa 4-0 to win the inaugural King Swallow’s FA Cup.
Hopefully, they would have some goals left in the tank to give fans a feast on the day after Christmas.
Old Road is hunting Parham’s title and the defending champions are looking for two in a row and some respect from the rest of the league.
“True, we did not play like champions at the start of the season.
“We lost two of our first three games so we had to accept the attitudes by the other teams,” said Parham coach Winston “Debu” Williams.
Williams was quick to point out though that Parham is a much improved team to the one that started its title defence.
A few new signings during the transfer window December 1st to 14th have made the Parham’s offence one of the most potent in the competition.
Ole Road and United are two teams that have comparable offences.
So whose offence will prevail today?
Williams is confident that Parham will win, not discounting what his opponents have done moving to the head of the standings and yet to lose a game.
“They are a good team (Old Road) but we are confident,” the coach said.
“They have not lost yet but we have won three straight games after the team was rebuilt.
“We know what we need to do, so I’m not worried about today’s game.”
Parham’s three wins includes two wins in the semis and finals of the FA Cup and a league victory over Sugar Ridge Sap.
There is no question that Parham is improved, Old Road though must fancy its chances against Parham and any other team in the league.
In six games Old Road pose an impressive record, four wins and two draws scoring 20 goals along the way, including a 7-2 thumping over Busola Willikies.
The four-one win over United was most impressive and if Old Road can beat Parham, then undoubtedly they will become clear favourites to win the title.
United takes on Bassa after Sap and Empire engage in the first of the triple header.
After losing the FA Cup finals, a number of Bassa players engaged in a fight between teammates.
There is no telling as of yet what the ruling will be.
Can the young Bassa regroup to tackle a United team that may still be fuming after losing to Old Road.
United have their personnel problems as well.
Both defender Damien Farrell and keeper Glenroy Samuel were red carded for violent conduct against each other in their loss to Old Road.
So undoubtedly these two teams will be short staffed but this is an All Saints derby so look out for some tough, hardnosed football.
In the first game Cool & Smooth Empire with its one win take on Sap with just two wins.
Sap is coming off what has to be a devastating defeat at the hands of newly promoted Willikies.
Empire on the other hand have been idle for a while but enjoyed its first win in its last league outing.
This should be a good Christmas threat for football fans in Antigua & Barbuda.