SC Villa hosts Vipers SC today in the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season’s first-round of entertaining duels. After Onduparaka winning at SC Villa for the first time and KCCA FC picking up all three at the Green Light Stadium – this is the next of this season’s classic encounters.
- SC Villa Vs Vipers has not produced more than three-goals in the past three encounters
- SC Villa have not scored a goal in their last two meetings with Vipers – the same goes for their last two-games
- Watch SC Villa Vs Vipers SC Live On Sanyuka TV
Vipers have already tasted victory in their last three games of the season while Villa are still struggling – winless and languishing in 13th, just one-point away from the relegation zone.
The Jogoos have struggled to find footing against Vipers in recent years – losing two of their last five meetings (precisely, last season’s double) in Uganda’s Top division league – and failing to score in both. This should get Vipers SC on course to a stronger feat today at Namboole.
Three points at home are vital for SC Villa if they want to bolster their chances of competing for this season’s title, but, Vipers SC could go top of the standings with a positive result.
Here are some of the interesting facts you need to know about this highly anticipatedmatch-up.
SC Villa have not won a game this season – but have had two draws against Kirinya Jinja SSS and Bright Stars. They lost the third at home to Onduparaka on matchday two – also their first to the Arua based side.
SC Villa last beat Vipers in the 2016/17 season with a 1-0 victory and have not scored a single goal in all their last two games thereafter. They still haven’t scored in their last two games this season.
All of last season’s encounters in all competitions were marred by violence and being a changed Villa side should bring a new touch to the game.
Vipers’ new manager, Espinoza has had a fairly impressive career record in his first season in Uganda after winning all three of his opening first round fixtures. Their last home win against Nyamityobora places them at better odds going into today’s game.
Dan Sserunkuma’s goal against Nyamityobora in the first-half was his first of the season. Aggrey Madoi remains sidelined and Yayo Lutimba should keep his place at left-back. Joseph Ssemujju, Bashir Mutanda and Mike Serumaga will be facing their former employers.
Expect not many goals in this particular game as their last high-scoring game was three season back.
Head to Head Statistics – StarTimes Uganda Premier League (Last Five)
|17/04/18||SC Villa –Vipers SC||0-1|
|23/09/17||Vipers SC– SC Villa||1-0|
|16/05/17||SC Villa– Vipers SC||1-0|
|03/12/16||Vipers SC –SC Villa||1-2|
|01/04/16||Vipers SC – SC Villa||2-2|
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