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PREVIEW: BUL FC HOST UPDF IN MATCHDAY 19

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MATCH: BUL FC VS UPDF FC

LEAGUE: UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE

DATE: TUE, APRIL 20, 2021

VENUE: KYABAZINGA STADIUM, BUGEMBE @4PM

Players stretching during training

BUL football club return to Kyabazinga Stadium this Tuesday to face UPDF FC in Uganda Premier League on match day 19.

The Eastern Giants come into the match on a mark of four league games without a win, stretching back to March 17.

UPDF FC also come into Tuesday’s game having not won in their last two away matches, suffering defeats to Arua Hill and Police FC

The army side is four places higher and have seven more points than BUL FC coming into Tuesday’s game.

BUL is in eleventh place with 21 points, while UPDF is in seventh position with 28 points.

This will be the eighth league meeting between the two sides and a victory for the Eastern Giants pushes them to ninth place on the UPL table 

TEAM NEWS:

Ambrose Kirya is unavailable for the game, as he is still nursing a knee injury. Joseph Semujju (knock), Aggrey Madoi will also not be in contention on Tuesday. There are no fresh injury concerns for the Eastern Giants.

Coach’s comments

Assistant head coach Dan Mubiru

“We think we shall have a better game, we need to get a maximum points so that we catch up with the rest of the teams.” Assistant head coach Dan Mubiru

LAST TIME WE MET:

UPDF FC 2-1 BUL FC

The army team ran away with all the three points in December 2020, thanks to the late brace by Diara Dickens Okwi. Joseph Semujju had scored a 41st minute penalty to give us a slim halftime lead.

KEY PLAYER: Joseph Semujju.

Semujju is our highest goal scorer this season. The dynamic winger is on six goals in all competitions, including one Uganda Cup goal to his name. He is followed by Deogracious Ojok and Simon Peter Oketch, each with five goals

KEY STATS

BUL FC have won three, drawn two and lost three league games at home (P8 W3 D2 L3)

We have won two of last three home games in all competitions and scored seven goals in the run (W2 D1)

The team has failed to score in only three home games – against Express, URA and Wakiso Giants.

We haven’t yet kept a clean sheet at home

UPDF FC have won three and lost five away league games (P8 W3 D0 L5)

They have lost their last two away games

HEAD TO HEAD

P7 W3 D0 L4

2015/16

UPDF (The Saints FC) 3-1 BUL FC

BUL FC 2-1 UPDF (The Saints FC)

2016/17

UPDF 2-0 BUL FC

BUL FC 0-1 UPDF

2017/18

UPDF FC 0-3 BUL FC

BUL FC 2-0 UPDF FC

2020/21

UPDF FC 2-1 BUL FC

BUL FC ?-? UPDF FC

LAST THREE HOME GAMES

BUL FC 3-2 Kitara FC

BUL FC 3-1 Blacks Power

BUL FC 1-1 Kyetume FC

UPDF FC’s LAST THREE AWAY GAMES

MYDA 0-3 UPDF FC

Arua Hill 3-2 UPDF FC

Police FC 3-0 UPDF FC

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