Friday October 21, 2022
Uganda Premier League
BUL Vs SC Villa
FUFA Technical Center
Kick off: 2PM
First meet second this Friday as BUL set sight at returning to winning ways against SC Villa in the top of the table contest at Fufa Technical Center.
BUL were compelled to accept a point after a one all draw with URA last time out, while the Jogoos swung to a 2-0 win over Express.
Having seen his side’s perfect start to the season cut, Alex Isabirye target to shift his side back to the winning rails to steer clear of their visitors who count seven points, same as the Eastern Giants after three matches each.
To reach this tally, BUL roughed up Blacks Power and UPDF before drawing with URA whereas SC Villa took care of Gaddafi and Express either side of the barren stalemate at Onduparaka.
The Eastern Giants were unmatched in all the three clashes with the Jogoos last term – sowing untold confidence and a great feeling of wanting to keep SC Villa at bay henceforth.
However, being amongst the only four teams yet to concede a goal this campaign is a bold statement for SC Villa but in BUL, they face the most clinical side that has struck eight goals – the most in the division at the moment.
It is always a cracker when the two face-off, and Friday is likely to provide the same aura when the sides convene for their 26th meeting.
After missing the trip to URA, Richard Ayiko remain sidelined due to illness. Another to sit out tomorrow’s clash is Ibrahim Mugulusi but rest of the players will be available for the showdown.
Both sides are in fine form and manager Alex Isabirye foresees a top class show from all sides but remain optimistic his side will be insurmountable.
“This match is going to be like a final with both teams fighting for the top position. We are currently tied on seven points with SC Villa and this makes it a hard one,” Alex Isabirye said.
“They are winning their games and they have gone three without conceding but we are prepared and expecting to win.“
“We are leading the table; that implies we are good but it doesn’t mean we are going to be there all time – we have to be very cautious.“
“It’s too early and there is a lot of competition although we have the ability to consolidate our grip on that top rank.”
Forward Frank Kalanda also spoke out after the last training.
“The drills we have gone through have prepared us well for this seeming to be difficult encounter but we are determined and ready to win,” he said.
Head to Head
From the 25 matches across all competitions, this fixture has produced seven wins for BUL, nine for SC Villa and nine draws.
Last four meetings
April 27, 2021
SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC
November 23, 2021
SC Villa 1-2 BUL FC
April 24, 2022 (Uganda cup)
SC Villa 1-2 BUL FC (AET)
May 22, 2022
BUL 1-0 SC Villa
BUL have won seven times in this fixture with four victories coming away from home.
To add on that, the Eastern Giants are unbeaten in their last ten meetings with the Jogoos.
43 goals have been scored in this fixture since 2011 and Isabirye’s men have a share of 20.
It’s close to five years since SC Villa last beat BUL in the league, and that was the 1-0 victory in November 2017.
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.
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