Azam Uganda Premier League
SC Villa vs Masavu FC
Masaka Recreational ground
Azam Uganda Premier League leaders SC Villa will look to stretch their lead at the top of the table when they host rock bottom Masavu.
Villa are currently on 40 points from 20 games, four ahead of second placed KCCA despite playing two more games and will have only three points on their mind against a side that has continuously struggled on the road.
The Jogoos managed to win their last game 1-0 in Arua, thus becoming the first team to walk away from the BetWay Greenlight stadium with all three points, while Masavu could only manage to draw 1-1 at home to Bright Stars on the same day.
“We respect every opponent that we face and that will also apply to Masavu despite them being at the bottom of the league, said Villa head coach Wasswa Bbosa.
“When you see them play, you see a different side from the one that played in the first round and I know they will give us a lot of problems.
“All in all, we will be gunning for all three points as we require as many as we can so as to stay top of the league.
Villa will be welcoming back captain Bernard Muwanga from suspension, the former Bright Stars defender missed the last game against Onduparaka after accumulating yellow cards.
The record league champions may also be without midfielder Mahad Yaya who got injured in the 1-0 win against the Caterpillars. Vitalis Tabu who went AWOL is another one who won’t feature for the Jogoos.
For the visitors, first choice goalie Salim Munaku is out with an injury along with utility player Ddumba Sadala and defender Michael Otimong.
Right back Moses Kiggundu continues to serve his suspension after he saw red against Maroons.
Villa have lost only one of their last 19 competitive fixtures (W13 D5). The loss came at the hands of two-time league defending champions KCCA FC 1-0 mid last month.
For Masavu, they have gone winless in their last seven games in all competitions (D5 L2).
Villa won the first meeting between these two side 3-0 on 28-11-2017.
The Jogoos have not lost a league home game since May 2016 when KCCA defeated them 1-0. In that period, Villa has played 27 games, winning 21 and drawing the other six.
This season, Villa has managed to get 28 points from a possible 30 at home, by far the most impressive tally in the division. The only game they failed to take all three points was against Maroons in a 0-0 draw on the 10th of Feburary.
For Masavu, they have won only two of their 10 away fixtures. 1-0 at Proline on the opening day of the season and 2-1 away to Express in November.
They have subsequently drawn four and lost four of the other eight games.