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BUL FC vs Express FC: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Saturday, February 20
*BUL FC Vs Express FC, 3pm – (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*KCCA FC Vs MYDA FC – 4pm
*URA FC Vs Wakiso Giants – 4pm
*SC Villa Vs Kitara FC – 4pm


Team News

•BUL have been boosted by return to fitness of Deogracious Ojok in the past days.
•Peter Onzima and Vitalis Tabu have been struggling with injuries of late and are both expected to be out once again.
•Express have a fully fit squad at their disposal for the trip to Jinja.
•Allan Kayiwa who has now attained full fitness is pushing for a start.
•January acquisition Martin Kizza is also hoping for game time if his licence issues can be sorted in time.

Probable Lineups

BUL FC XI – Abdul Kimera (G), Jimmy Kulaba, Walter Ochora, Agrrey Madoi, Ramathan Dudu, Godfrey Akol, Aprem, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju, Davis Kigozi.

The BUL XI that started against Police FC on Wednesday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)

Express FC – Mathais Muwanga (GK), Enock Walusimbi, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Arthur Kiggundu, Abel Etrude, Daniel Shabeena, Eric Kambale, Charles Musiige, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Frank Kalanda.

Preview

Express are eyeing three vital points in Saturday’s away game.

The Red Eagles are coming off a disappointing draw at home to KCCA FC on Wednesday in a game that saw them concede late to surrender victory.

Express FC are expected ro challenge for the title this season and will be hoping to return to winning ways.

Express starts the day as one of three sides still unbeaten in the league this season having won three and drawn four of their first seven games.

The have scored in each of their games this season and will be confident against BUL as they beat URA FC 1-0 in their last fixture away from home.

Currently, they occupy 5th spot with 13 points and have a chance to climb into 3rd with victory on Saturday and it is something they are aware of.

“We know where we sit and how far we can climb on the table with victory. Said Express head coach Wasswa Bbosa ahead of the game.

“We face a good side but we have corrected our mistakes against KCCA FC and we head to Jinja with three points on our minds.”

For BUL, they have endured mixed results since the league resumed last week.

After taking care of KCCA FC, the Jinja based side lost to Police FC in their latest encounter.

They have also had mixed results at home as they have drawn against SC Villa, lost to URA FC before beating KCCA.

With just seven points from as many games, they know that they need to start winning games and climbing up the table.

Currently, they sit in 12th spot, just three points away from the relegation zone.

The Stats

This will be the 19th meeting between the two sides since September 2011.

In the previous 18 match ups, BUL have had the better record, winning eight and drawing three whilst losing five.

BUL have lost just two of their last nine meetings with Express, winning six and drawing the other one.

At home, BUL have won all their last five games against the Red Eagles, scoring eight goals in the process without conceding any.

Last season, the two sides met once with BUL winning 1-0 at Njeru.

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