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The Premier League clash at Afraha Stadium on Friday will see home team Ulinzi Stars play opponents Sofapaka.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ulinzi Stars v Sofapaka are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Ulinzi Stars prepare for this match following on from a 2-2 Premier League tied result against Western Stima.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that there has been much resilience in the Ulinzi Stars backline. Ulinzi have been miserly, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last 6 matches standing at 4.
Taking a look at their past results, Ulinzi Stars:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sofapaka in their previous 4 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Sofapaka will come into the encounter after a 2-0 Premier League win over Zoo in their previous fixture.
In their last half-dozen clashes, Sofapaka have amassed a total of 10 goals. Batoto ba Mungu have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have seen 6 goals go against them. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Their past results show that Sofapaka:
- have not beaten Ulinzi Stars when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- remain undefeated by Ulinzi Stars when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 11 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 27/05/2018 shows that Ulinzi Stars have won 1 of them & Sofapaka 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
In all, 9 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Ulinzi and 5 coming from Batoto ba Mungu. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
Team News: Sofapaka
Owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Sofapaka boss Sam Timbe does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
In our opinion, Sofapaka will likely be able to break down this Ulinzi Stars lineup, but it might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Ulinzi Stars at the end of this one. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Afraha Stadium (8,200)
Manager: Robert Matano
Competitions: Premier League position 8