Vipers vs UPDF: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Monday, 27th December

Vipers vs UPDF, Kitende
Onduparaka vs KCCA, Arua
SC Villa Vs Tooro United, Njeru


Team News

  • Vipers will miss the services of Paul Willa due to suspension after the right back picked his third yellow card against Bright Stars at Kavumba
  • Lawrence Tezikya, Richard Basangwa and Umar Kyebatala remain the long term absentees for the Venoms.
  • For UPDF, Bernard Muwanga is doubtful and will need a late fitness test after missing a 1-1 draw with BUL
  • Waswa Shaban is fit having missed the last two games. Dickens Okwir won’t face his former side after issues with his licence

Probable Lineups

Vipers: Fabian Mutombora (GK), Bashir Asiku, Aziz Kayondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Livingstone Mulondo, Siraje Sentamu, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Bright Anukani, Ibrahim Orit, Ceasor Manzoki, Yunus Sentamu

UPDF: Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Oyirwoth Daglas, Denis Ssekitoleko, Simon Mbazira, Okello Donato, Musa Mudde, Ibrahim Wammanah, Ezekiel Katende, Kigozi Ambrose, Ivan Ahimbisibwe

Preview: No Room for Error for Vipers

Vipers have set their sights on leapfrogging KCCA at the top of the table.

The Venoms are just two points below the Kasasiro Boys with a game in hand. They have collected 26 points in 11 matches.

Their record stands at 8 wins, 2 draws and one loss. They have won 4 out of the last 5 matches, drawing the other.

UPDF are 7th on the log with 18 points in 12 matches. They have won 5 matches, drawn 3 and lost 4.

The Army side have won 2, drawn one and lost 2 of their last 5 matches. They are winless in their last 3 matches.

At home, Vipers have picked 10 points in 5 matches, winning 3, a draw and lose apiece.

While away from home, UPDF have 4 points in 6 outings, with a win and a draw each and 4 loses.

Last season Vipers defeated UPDF home and away with a 3-0 victory in Bombo courtesy of Ceaser Manzoki brace and Paul Mucureezi from the spot while in Kitende Yunus Ssentamu 83rd minute strike was the difference.

Stats

This will be the 9th League meetings between the two.

In the previous 8 meetings, Vipers have won 5 times, 3 draws. UPDF have never beaten Vipers in the league.

Head to Head

2020/2021
UPDF 0-3 Vipers
Vipers 1-0 UPDF

2017/2018
Vipers 4-1 UPDF
UPDF 1-1 Vipers

2016/2017
Vipers 2-0 UPDF
UPDF 1-1 Vipers

2015/2016
UPDF 1-1 Vipers
Vipers 3-0 UPDF


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