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MATCH PREVIEW: BUL FC MAKE SHORT TRIP AWAY TO VILLA

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BUL Football Club make a short trip this Tuesday across the bridge to play SC Villa at FUFA Technical Center at 3PM.

The Eastern Giants are in a second successive game away from home and will be on the lookout for nothing less but victory after dropping points against URA FC at the Arena of Visions last time out. 

Alex Isabirye’s men negotiated a perfect come back in that affair after Steven Mukwala and Shafik Kagimu gave the hosts a two goal advantage but Musa Esenu and Joseph Semujju fired back to level the game and also maintain their positive run in foreign territory.

BUL FC starting XI against URA

BUL occupy fourth place on the table with 10 points to show from their five matches, and a win off the Jogoos will send them third and level on points with Vipers who sit second on the log.

For SC Villa, this will be their fourth outing, floating 13th in rankings with a tally of four points following their energy supping draw with Express the last time they took to the field.

This encounter will be the 21st league meeting between the two sides since 2011.

Team News

Player’s arrival at Arena of Visions

Defender Walter Ochora is back from suspension while Simon Peter Oketch is still struggling with match fitness.

Talisman Martin Aprem will miss out tomorrow’s game after accumulating yellow cards but again South Sudanese international is back in contention having been rested during URA game

Coach’s comment

Manager Alex Isabirye

“We are playing Villa tomorrow way after an intense game away to URA, I expect players to have recovered well and ready to give us their best.”

“We shall not take Villa for granted like many underrate it for using tenagers but this is a team which is from drawing to defending champion Express in their previous outing.”

Player’s remarks

Defender Walter Ochora

“For tomorrow’s game we are expecting a win nothing less and according to the preparations we have gone through, we are quite sure we shall dominate and win it because the players are in good shape and ready to put up a fight.” Walter Ochora

Head to Head

The two teams have for now met in 20 UPL matches since December 2011. The fixture has produced four wins for BUL, seven for SC Villa and nine draws.

Last time we met

April 27, 2021

SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC

The Eastern Giants were marching to a victory over SC Villa after Musa Esenu’s second half goal but were undone by substitute Muhammad Nsereko’s late strike.

Both sides played to a barren stalemate at half time before Esenu found the net in the 69th minute but Nsereko cut BUL’s celebrations short with a late equaliser in stoppage time to earn his side a point at Bombo Military Grounds.

Last four meetings

November 13, 2019

SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC

February 23, 2020

BUL FC 2-1 SC Villa

December 4, 2020

BUL FC 2-2 SC Villa

April 27, 2021

SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC

Last time out

The Eastern Giants played to a two all draw at the Arena of Visions with URA FC. Steven Mukwala and Shafiq Kagimu put the tax collectors 2-0 up before Musa Esenu and Joseph Ssemujju responded to rescue a point for BUL, while SC Villa was in a goalless stalemate away to Express in their last outing.

Match facts

  • The Eastern Giants have won four times in this fixture with two victories coming away from home.
  • BUL FC is unbeaten in the last seven meetings with the Jogoos, and they have won two and drawn three games of their last five visits to the 16 time league champions.
  • 35 goals have been scored in this fixture since 2011 but Isabirye’s men have a share of only 15.
  • It’s four years since SC Villa last beat their Tuesday visitors in the league, a 1-0 victory in November 2017Two victories have come BUL’s way in their last two games at Fufa Technical Center, 3-1 and 1-0 wins over Busoga United in UPL and Gaddafi FC in a practice match respectively.
  • BUL have scored seven goals in five matches this season.

How can I follow the game?

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