Uganda Premier League
Proline FC vs Express FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Tuesday, 01-10-2019 @4pm
Proline FC will host Express at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday afternoon.
It has been a poor start to the season for either side as they find them selves in the bottom half of the table.
For Proline it has been a trying season thus far on their return to the league.
Currently, they are bottom of the pile having been docked six points after failing to honour their match-day two fixture at home to SC Villa.
However, they have been performing exceptionally well in their CAF Confederations Cup engagements.
The Lugogo based side have progressed passed the preliminary and first round stages and are awaiting the qualification round draws to know their next opponents.
Despite winning once in the league so far, they have triumphed twice already on the continent including in their last game at home to AS Kigali this past Saturday.
Having played three games already and won just once, the fixture against Express will be on Matia Lule’s side will be looking to win so as to ease fears of relegation that have already started surfacing.
For Express, they have also started slowly this campaign.
After five games, George Ssemwogerere’s side are sitting just a spot above the relegation zone.
In those five games, they have won just once and lost as many as three including the last one at home to eternal rivals SC Villa.
Questions are being asked about Ssemwogerere’s abilities to lead the Red Eagles and he know he must start winning consistently so as to prove his doubters wrong.
Both side come into the game with no fresh injuries to report.
Proline will welcome back both Alfred Leku and Edrisa Lubega who missed the win against AS Kigali due to ineligibility. Goal keeper Bashir Sekagya is also in line to make his debut for the side after completing a loan move from Vipers SC last month.
For Express, Ivorian right-back Baffoe has recovered from injury and is expected to be slotted back into the team. That means Lawrence Kigonya moves back into his favoured midfield role.
This will be the 13 meeting between the two sides since December 2010.
In the previous 12 encounters, Proline have won three, Express four with the other 5 fixtures all ending in draws.
The last time Proline hosted Express at Lugogo, the Red Eagles won the fixture 2-1.
Proline have not defeated Express in any of the last three home games (D1 L2). Their last victory at home to the Red Eagles dates back to January 2013 in a 2-1 victory.
The other games on Tuesday (@4:30pm)
-Bul FC vs Maroons FC
-Bright Stars vs URA FC
-Kyetume FC vs Police FC
-Mbarara City vs Busoga United