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UPL: Must Know As Struggling Villa, Bright Stars Meet

Featured Image: Action between SC Villa and Bright Stars at Matugga. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, February 6
SC Villa Vs Bright Stars, 4:00 PM
(Mandela National Stadium, Namboole)

SC Villa and Bright Stars are almost in the same situation currently – Things are not going as earlier planned, to say the least.

The two struggling sides face off at Mandela National Stadium on Wednesday in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League Match-day 17 encounter.

Villa had a poor first round but reinforced before the second round started, however, a 1-0 loss to URA on Saturday meant that there is more work still to be done. Villa is currently two points above the drop zone.

Bright Stars on the other hand, after winning five out of their opening nine games, have failed to win from the subsequent seven and this may not be improved if the side don’t put up a spirited fight on Wednesday.

The Matugga based club, ninth on the 16 team log, last won a league game against Paidha (0-1) in Arua on December 2018.

SC Villa who are winless in their last four games, are 13th with 14 points after 16 games. They have won twice, drawn 8 and lost 6.

Villa will be without the services of John Adriko, Goal Keeper Samuel Kivumbi and Midfielder Ambrose Kirya but Pius Wangi and Semujju Joseph have made it to the 18 man squad.

Villa will bank on history to bring down Bright Stars – Anthony Bongole scored the only goal as Bright Stars beat Villa 1-0 at Matugga, the only Villa loss against Bright Stars in the league.

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The first leg or reverse fixture of this tie ended goalless at Champions Stadium, Mwererwe.

It should be noted that Villa has only won once at Mwererwe in their last six visits in the league.

Head to Head

2018/19
Bright Stars 0-0 SC Villa

2017/18
Bright Stars 1-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Bright Stars

2016/17
Bright Stars 0-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 5-3 Bright Stars

2015/16
SC Villa 3-0 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 1-0 SC Villa

2014/15
Bright Stars 0-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Bright Stars

2013/14
Bright Stars 1-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 3-1 Bright Stars