STARTIMES UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Mbarara City FC v Vipers SC
Saturday March 6th, 2021
Kakyeeka Stadium, 1:00pm
Just six days after travelling 300kms north of the country as Vipers SC took on Onduparaka FC, the Venoms will again embark on another long journey to Western Uganda for a StarTimes Uganda Premier League fixture against Mbarara City FC at Kakyeeka Stadium on Saturday.
As the lads visit Mbarara, one thing will be on their minds and that’s securing three points to maintain top spot as pursuit of the league title continues to gain momentum towards the first round final bend.
Field battles between the two teams started way back in the 2017/18 football season when the Ankole Lions gained promotion to the topflight, this fixture thus marks the 7th meeting they are facing off.
- Vipers commands numerical superiority over their distant opponents with 3 wins, 3 draws and no loss out of the previous 6 meetings having scored 6 goals against 3 conceded in the previous contests.
Head to head at a glance
Vipers wins: 3
Goals for: 6
Goals against: 3
- The Venoms have never conceded any goal on the road against the Ankole lions from the previous three visits hence will be looking to maintain that record come Saturday.
Past meetings away:
2017/18:- Mbarara City 0-1 Vipers
2018/19:- Mbarara City 0-0 Vipers
2019/20:- Mbarara City 0-0 Vipers
- The last meeting when Mbarara City hosted Vipers, the game was played at Bombo military barracks as Kakyeeka Stadium remained under suspension by the Fufa licencing board for failure to meet the required standards to host league matches.
- Vipers come into this fixture atop the league summit with 27 points from 11 games while Mbarara City occupy 13th position having collected 10 points from the same number of matches just 5 points off the relegation zone.
- In their last fixtures, Vipers overcame hard fighting Soltilo Bright Stars FC 2-0 at St Mary’s stadium while Mbarara City lost 3-1 to Police FC despite taking an early lead at MTN Phillip Omondi Stadium at Lugogo yesterday.
- Congolese import Mousa Clovis Mbayi scored the goal in the only Vipers victory out of their three visits against Mbarara City infact it was a bizarre incident as the referee didn’t spot the ball go through the net until the intervention of the 4th official after reviewing Azam TV replays.
- Mbarara City will be looking for their first ever win over Vipers having failed in the previous six meetings between the two teams.
- The hosts have collected 6 points from their five league matches by beating Kyetume FC drawing against URA FC, Express FC and Busoga United FC, losing to Wakiso Giants FC while Vipers is still unbeaten having collected 9 points from 2 wins and 3 draws.
Being a lunchtime kick off, Vipers must fade off fatigue if they are to think of maximum points thus it remains to be seen how Fred Kajoba will juggle his troops to keep afresh ahead of a nail biting first round bend.
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