Express Vs Busoga United: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, December 28

•Express Vs Busoga United – Wankulukuku
•URA FC Vs Wakiso Giants- Bombo
•BUL Vs Arua Hill – Bugembe


Team News
• Midfielder Abel Etrude remains sidelined while left back Arthur Kiggundu faces a late fitness test.

• Defender Issa Lumu is suspended after accumulating three yellow cards.

• Busoga United will miss Shaka Ssozi, mwere Nicholas and Okello Steven who are out due to injuries. Mpata Rashid faces a late fitness test.

• Both goalkeepers Ssekandi Andrew and Nantamu Michael resumed with full training and are available for selection.

Probable Lineups
Express – Dennis Otim GK, Enock walusimbi, Deus Bukenya, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Murshid Juuko, Nicolas Kasozi, Mahad Yaya , Godfrey Lwesibawa, Charles Musiige,George Senkaaba, Kambale Eric

Busoga United – Nantamu Micheal GK, Onzima Peter, Mulanda Charles, Ntege Anwaru Mustafa, Basoga Derrick, Tibiita Laban, Kintu Hassan, Bithum Douglas, Mayanja Anthony, Ssekulima Paul, Ngonde Elvis

Preview: Express seek to close Gap at the top

Defending Champions Express FC will be targeting maximum points when they host Busoga United on Tuesday as they seek to close the gap at the top.

Sitted in the 5th position with 20 points, the Red Eagles are nine points behind current table leaders Vipers SC, who humiliated UPDF by 7-2 on Monday to move top.

Express come off a goalless draw against KCCA FC last week, in a game where they fought hard to pick a point away from home.

Back at home, head coach Wasswa Bbosa expressed the team’s readiness and admitted that they want three points to close the gap at the top.

“We have prepared very well since our previous game against KCCA in Lugogo. We have to win our game so that we can close the gap. We have worked more on the finishing since we have missed many chances in our last games. Since it’s our last game this year, we want maximum points as we target closing the gap, he said.”

This being their last game in the year, Bbosa’s charges will have no room for error and they will all go out for the needed result.

The Visitors on the other hand have had a poor run in their last league encounters, losing all the five in the process.

They lost to Arua Hill by 1-0, 5-0 to Bul FC, 4-1 to Vipers, 3-1 to Police FC before falling to SC Villa in the recent game and are currently in the red zone. This sums up how poor Busoga United have been so far this season.

Against Express FC, they face a side that has bigger ambitions of fighting for the big Prize and they will need to be at their best if they are to pick any positive result at Wankulukuku.

Stats
Express are currently 5th on the log with 20 points collected from 12 games so far. (W5, D5, L2).

They have picked two wins and drawn three in their last five league outings.

Busoga United currently sit in the 15th position with only 7 points collected from 11 games so far. (W2, D1, L8).

They have lost all their last five legaue games.

Head to head:

2020/21
*Busoga 0-4 Express
*Express 1-0 Busoga

2019/20
*Busoga 2-0 Express
*Express 1-2 Busoga

2018/2019
*Express 2-1 Busoga
*Busoga 1-0 Express

2017/18
*Busoga 2-0 Express
*Express 0-0 Busoga

2016/17
*Busoga 0-1 Express
*Express 1-1 Busoga


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