Wednesday December 21
Uganda Premier League
FUFA Technical Center
Kick off: 4pm
BUL host Maroons in our ultimate match of the first round on Wednesday, as we look to bounce back from our defeat to Vipers three days ago.
Two games without victory is something Alex Isabirye is not taking lightly, therefore as we move ahead to the match, BUL will aim to rediscover our winning touch at home after our faultless home record was halted by KCCA a week back.
The Eastern Giants are five points behind leaders KCCA, winning seven of our 13 league encounters and netting 19 goals in the process. Generally, we have been excellent to watch so far and we thus sit fourth on the table with 24 points.
Maroons come into this one off the back of a dramatic one all draw at Express, and their away record has not been all that fancy as they have failed to record even a single win on the road this campaign – leaving them 10th on the log with 15 points.
Should BUL secure all the three points, we will be just two points from the league summit, and into the third place.
Defender Walter Ochora sustained an injury in the defeat to Vipers and will have to sit out this one, joining Denis Mwemezi on the sidelines.
Ronald Otti missed out last time due to injury but he is back in contention.
Thoughts about the game.
Alex Isabirye said, “We want to move at least a position up and therefore, we need to get the three points.”
“This is a very crucial game. It’s not going to be easy but we need to win this one given that we lost our previous match,” he said.
“It’s very clear we have never lost at home and we need to maintain that run. Generally, every player is in the right condition for the match and we expect to win.”
Head to Head
In the last seven years, the sides have clashed eight times, resulting into six BUL wins and two for Maroons.
Last four encounters
January 18, 2020
Maroons 2-0 BUL FC
October 1, 2019
BUL FC 2-0 Maroons
January 30, 2019
BUL FC 1-0 Maroons
October 30, 2018
Maroons 1-2 BUL FC
BUL have the third best home record in the league after winning five and drawing one to gather 16 points from a possible 18 in six home matches.
The Eastern Giants have also scored ten goals at home and conceded only three, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Of the 18 goals in the last eight games between the two teams, BUL have thirteen (13) to their account.
Maroons have lost their last four visits to BUL, and without scoring a goal – 2-0 (2016), 2-0 (2018), 1-0 (2019), and 2-0 (2019).
They are one of the worst travellers this campaign, having collected only three points from a possible 18 as a result of their three losses and three draws in six away engagements.
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