Defending champions Vipers SC will host Busoga United on Tuesday evening at the St. Mary’s Stadium seeking a fourth consecutive victory over the Jinja based side this season.
The Venoms defeated the Mighty Team 5-3 in the reverse league fixture in the first leg before handing them another defeat in the Stanbic Uganda Cup last week. Vipers won both legs with a 5-1 aggregate margin.
The Venoms sit top of the log with 36 points garnered in 16 games while Busoga United are 12th on the log with 17th points
Both teams head into this game having won their last league outings as Vipers defeated UPDF 3-0 away from home in Bombo, while Busoga United garnered their first top-flight win over Onduparaka FC after a 2-0 victory at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Vipers are the second league top scorers this season after KCCA, having netted 36 goals in 16 games while Busoga United are second to Kyetume amongst the least scoring side. They have scored just 1 more than Kyetume who have scored 13 times.
Vipers have won all their eight League home games this season, beating UPDF, Kitara FC, MYDA, Bright Stars, Police, SC Villa, KCCA and BUL in the process, while Busoga United have so far garnered only one win on the road in seven games, beating up on Wakiso Giants in their last away game.
Victory for Vipers could extend the Venoms lead of the log as their joint leaders, URA FC faces a tricky KCCA side on the same day, while a win for Busoga United would tentatively move them a place up on the log, above Mbarara City if the Ankole Lions fail to beat a struggling MYDA.
Allan Kayiwa, Mohammed Shaban and Bashir Asiku remain unavailable for Fred Kajoba’s team. Kayiwa is out with an injury while Shaban and Asiku are on a club suspension.
Though Skipper Halid Lwaliwa is expected to be back after he missed the club’s last three games with an injury.
For Busoga United, they will be without Isma Mugulusi and Opalla Edwine as the pair are currently sitting for their final UACE exams
Last five meetings between the two sides
- 2020/21 Busoga United 3-5 Vipers Sc
- 2019/20 Busoga United 0-1 Vipers Sc
- 2018/19 Vipers SC 1-0 Busoga United
- 2018/19 Busoga United 2-2 Vipers SC
- 2017/18 Busoga United 1-1 Vipers SC