Singida Fountain Gate, Mtibwa Sugar in battle between out-of-form teams

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In the afternoon, two NBC Premier League clubs needing a return to form meet, as Singida Fountain Gate hosts bottom-of-the-table at CCM Kirumba Stadium.

Singida Fountain Gate head into this encounter in poor form, as they are winless in their last seven league matches, having picked up three draws and suffered four defeats.

The poor recent league form has seen them slip to 8th place in the table, just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Singida Fountain Gate in action against Azam at CCM Kirumba Stadium. (Image: SFG)

A mid-season change of home venue from Liti Stadium, Singida to Kirumba in the heart of Mwanza City has not brought an immediate change of fortune as they lost 1-0 to Azam on Wednesday.

The hosts’ main issue of late is that they simply don’t score enough goals, as they have failed to score more than one goal in all their previous six outings.

On the flip side, Mtibwa Sugar, despite a spirited display against Dodoma Jiji last time out, finds themselves in a rut, with only two wins in their 17 league outings. 

The Turiani outfit are currently bottom of the  top-flight table, eight points from the safety of 12th place. This match is not just a game; it’s a potential lifeline for Zuberi Katwila’s men, who are teetering on the brink.

The visitors’  poor away form continued last time out, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat on the road  to Coastal Union. The loss means that Mtibwa Sugar are currently on a seven game losing streak in their league travels. Trends show Mtibwa Sugar have failed to win in their last 19  away matches in the league.

To make matters worse, a lack of clean sheets has been a major issue for Mtibwa Sugar, as they have managed to keep out just one of their last 17 opponents in the league this term. Their leaking defence has conceded the most goals, 33.

In head-to-head stats, Singida Fountain Gate and Mtibwa Sugar have met in three league matches since the start of the 2022/23 campaign. Singida Fountain Gate have won two games and lost one. Singida Fountain Gate won the reverse fixture against Mtibwa Sugar 1-0 in September.

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