Both teams drew 0-0 in the first leg at Mandela National stadium: PHOTO BY SHABAN LUBEGA
Azam Uganda Premier league
SC Villa vs URA
Masaka Recreation Grounds, Masaka
16 time record league champions will have to spot on their mind when they host URA today in the Azam Uganda premier league.
Villa in second at the start of the match seat only two points behind leaders Vipers despite the Kitende based side playing one more game than the Jogoos.
“It is one of those games that we need to win, said SC Villa head coach Wasswa Bbosa.
“It has big implications at the top of the league because if we win it, we are back on top but if we fail, we fall back in the race for the tittle.
“The boys understand the importance of the game too especially the fact that we lost our last game to KCCA.
“We will do all we can to win and hopefully luck will be on our side against a very good URA Side.
URA them selves have all to do especially in the second round as they find them selves only six points off the relegation, a scenario that is undesired for the tax collectors.
Villa enter the game in second position on the log with 33 points from 17 games while URA are eighth, 10 points behind the Jogoos having played the same number of games.
The two teams played out a goaless draw in the first round, the first scoreless fixture between them in more than eight years.
URA have won only one of their last eight meetings with Villa, a 3-0 victory in Lugazi on 15-May-2016.
Paul Nkata’s side have also managed one victory away to Villa in their last eight trips, 4-0 in September 2013.
Villa have gone three games minus victory in the top flight(D2 L1), the last time that Wasswa Bbosa’s side won a league fixture was against Proline in a 2-1 home win dating back to 20th December.
Villa is unbeaten in Masaka, winning 13 out of the 17 matches they have hosted their(D4).
URA’s 1-0 win at home to Bright Stars was their first victory in the last four league games(D1 L3).
Nkata’s men have struggled on the road this season, winning only two of the eight games they have played on the road, 2-0 at Masavu and 2-1 against Vipers.
Away to the sides above them, URA have lost two, drawn one and won one of the four games they have played so far this season.