MATCH PREVIEW: BUL VS ONDUPARAKA

Wednesday November 2, 2022
Uganda Premier League
BUL Vs Onduparaka
Kick off: 4pm

BUL prepare for their third home fixture this season as Onduparaka travel to Fufa Technical Center for the Uganda premier league action on Wednesday.

The Eastern Giants have had a good season so far, currently sitting healthily in first place on 11 points, after winning three and drawing two games.

Martin Aprem in action

Last week’s 1-1 draw at Gaddafi made it two stalemates in five matches and coach Alex Isabirye is well aware that the draws in that run should not be rampant and they need to start being turned into victories.

However, they will take encouragement from the fact that they have won all their home matches, scoring four and conceding two only in two home matches.

Onduparaka are currently in 15th position in the table, and come into this one in relatively down form, drawing three times and losing their last outing 2-1 at home to Express.

Hamuza Kalanzi’s men have one point reflecting on their account although they have picked up three this campaign in four games but the two were deducted from them as a repremand for having initiated chaos against KCCA in Arua last season.

In the four games Kalanzi has been in charge of the Carterpillars, Onduparaka have drawn three and lost one

It was a 0-0 draw on the sides’ last meeting in April, and as they prepare to face off on Wednesday, here is the pre-match news and some interesting facts before their 13th meeting.

Team News

Isabirye’s side will be without Walter Ochora due to suspension after the defender received a red card against Gaddafi, with his defense partner Ronald Otti also doubtful.

Midfielder Ibrahim Mugulusi remain sidelined through injury, and forward Frank Kalanda has joined him in the sick bay.

The rest of the players are expected to be available for selection.

Midfielder Ibrahim Kazindula

Coach Alex Isabirye spoke about the game and the importance of a win against Onduparaka:

We drew in our last game and now we need to get a win tomorrow to remain at the top but this will not be quite easy. Onduparaka has gone three games without victory and we expect them to come all out to get a better result. Nevertheless, we are ready for them,” he said.

Ibrahim Kazindula also spoke about the game and expressed confidence in getting back to the winning ways.

After losing points in our last game, we have been prepared well and we think this is the right time to get back to the winning ways. We drew with Onduparaka the last time we met but this time we are more ambitious to get all the three points,” he said.

Head to head

BUL and Onduparaka have met on twelve occasions in the past. BUL have won five contests, with the Caterpillars winning two and the sides drawing five times.

Last four meetings

April 30, 2022

BUL 0-0 Onduparaka

October 30, 2021

Onduparaka FC 0-2 BUL FC

May 22, 2021

BUL FC 3-1 Onduparaka FC

March 02, 2021

Onduparaka FC 0-1 BUL FC

Match Facts

BUL is unbeaten in the five matches this campaign having won three and drawn two.

Talking of unbeaten, the Eastern Giants home record across all competitions has seven wins and three draws in the last ten – stretching back to February.

They have also won four in the past five meetings with the Caterpillars, putting forward ten goals and conceding one across that run.

Isabirye’s side is also unbeaten in seven matches as hosts to Onduparaka since 2016 with a record of three victories and three stalemates.

This fixture has produced 18 goals but BUL have a Lion’s share of 13 to their name.

Onduparaka’s two victories over the Eastern Giants came in 2018 (1-0) and 2019 (1-0) but all were at Green Light stadium.

The Caterpillars are also unbeaten in the past seven away matches, winning four and drawing three since late March.

Match Coverage:

The game will be live on television but you can also follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report. 

Twitter: @bulfc1

Facebook: Bul Football Club – Jinja

Instagram: bulfc

You Tube: BUL FC TV

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