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MATCH PREVIEW: ARUA HILL SC VS BUL FC

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Tuesday December 6
Uganda Premier League
Barifa Grounds
Kick Off: 4PM

We are back in action this Tuesday as we travel to West Nile to face Arua Hill at Barifa.

BUL won against Wakiso Giants last time out but they were quiet in their past four away fixtures, stressing the want to put an ear splitting performance come Tuesday to turnaround the off-putting run.

Just two points gathered since defeating Blacks Power at the beginning of October shows how wins have been elusive for Alex Isabirye’s side on the road, but they are encouraged by last season’s tally of four points from their 2021/22 meetings with Arua Hill.

After ten matches, the Eastern Giants currently occupy fourth place in the league with 20 points, Arua Hill are four points down in sixth.

However, the Leopards seem to have found groove after stringing two wins on the bounce as a response to their awful performance before the victories.

This gives them a sense of renaissance ahead of their third meeting with BUL.

Team News

Defender Ronald Otti and Ibrahim Mugulusi join Denis Mwemezi on the sidelines because of injuries but Alex Isabirye still have plenty of options to fill the void.

In his pre match briefing, the coach said he anticipates a tough challenge from The Leopards.

“Arua Hill recently won away to Express and they are generally in good form, making tomorrow ‘s encounter a hard one,” Isabirye said.

George Kasonko also sees the Arua team as a strong force but BUL is set to throw the strongest jab in the contest.

We are ready to fight for the three points given that we are in good conditions. We arrived safely and we are prepared to take on Arua Hill who we believe are strong despite their new status in the league,” Kasonko said.

Head to Head

P2 W1 D1 L0

The sides have flexed twice, and BUL have won one and drawn one.

Last two encounters

December 28, 2021

BUL FC 4-0 Arua Hill

February 16, 2022

Arua Hill 2-2 BUL FC

Match Facts

BUL have won one, drawn and lost two apiece in five away matches this season.

They have lost their past two away matches without scoring a goal, 1-0 to Express and 2-0 at Bright Stars.

Last time out, the Eastern Giants beat Wakiso Giants 2-1 but have not won two consecutive matches since mid October.

Isabirye’s men have scored six goals of the eight involved in their previous contests with the Arua side.

After losing four games in succession, Arua Hill have won their past two games – 2-1 against Onduparaka and 1-0 over Express.

Since December 2021, they have won 13 games and drawn three in 17 home league matches, with the 1-0 defeat to SC Villa in November 2022 the only dark spot in their good home run.

Altogether, the Leopards have lost two games only in 20 home league matches in their close to one and a half seasons in the topflight.

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