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Vipers target rare Mbarara city win in attempt to go top

Danito NSUBUGA 

The title defenders will host boggy side Mbarara city this evening at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende in a bid to assume table leadership.

They have however not won at home in the previous 3 league matches having drawn to URA and Wakiso Giants and losing to Express FC.

Mbarara city condemned Vipers to their first loss this season when they beat them 1-0 thanks to Henry Kitegenyi’s goal. Unfortunately the former Vipers striker will not be available for today’s match.

Red hot striker Yunus Sentamu will be expected to extend his goal tally from 15 whereas former Mbarara city captain Paul Mucurezi has also picked fine form at the right time.

Key stats:

No team has scored more goals (53) than Vipers this season. However, the biggest lot has come while playing away from home. 25 have been scored at Kitende and 28 on the road.

Alongside Express FC, the defending champions have conceded the least number of goals (5) while playing at home.

Mbarara city have garnered 7 wins this term but only 2 have come away from home. They have lost 7 times and drawn thrice while playing away.

Head to head

Four of the previous 5 meetings between these two sides have ended in stalemates. Mbarara city edged the latest at Kakyeka.

Team news:

Defender Disan Galiwango has been ruled out through injury whereas Dan Mzee Serunkuuma has not yet recovered from a thigh problem.

Midfielder Siraje Sentamu is fit again and has been passed to make the matchday squad.

Mbarara city have not travelled with striker Henry Kitegenyi and Pistis Barenge

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