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Preview: Rivals meet as Villa host Express at Bombo


The famous Kampala derby between Villa and Express was shifted from Luwero and SC Villa will today host Express FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the Bombo Army Barracks playgrounds.

Ever since the disappearance of the Nakivubo stadium, we have seen SC Villa host the Kampala derby in various parts of the country. Villa hosted the same fixture in Mityana at the Ssaza grounds seasons ago, then the Masaka recreation grounds and recently in Wakiso at the Mandela National Stadium, and now,  Bombo.

Villa who are 4th on the log with 30 points in 18 games have in recent times dominated this fixture.
The Red Eagles fans want their coach George Ssimwogerere out following a spate of mixed results which were worsened with a 6-1 loss to Police FC in the second round of the league.

SC Villa is looking forward to completing a double against Express FC, the first round game ended in a 1-0 win to the Nsabya based side at Wankulukuku stadium.

Recent performance
SC Villa’s recent form was boosted by an away 1-0 win against rivals and table leaders Vipers SC in the league and recently a 4-1 win against Super Eagles of Gulu in the Uganda cup round of 64.
They are also the second team to concede the least goals with only Vipers having conceded the least, just 10.

Express started the second round of the league with back to back losses to Busoga and Police but managed to collect a 3-0 win against Proline FC in the league and St. Mary’s FC in the Uganda cup. Express has conceded 31 goals and only managed to score 24.

Head to head
SC Villa has dominated the Kampala derby against Express FC with 3 wins and two draws in the last five encounters.

Last five games
Express 0-1 SC Villa – 2019
Express 1-1 SC Villa – 2019
SC Villa 2-0 Express – 2018
Express 0-0 SC Villa – 2018
SC Villa 1-0 Express – 2017

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