Predicting the Winner of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League
We have just passed the halfway mark of the 2022-23 Uganda Premier League Season. There are a few true contenders as well as a few teams that are already looking to next year and beyond. There are also plenty of betting opportunities to be had which is why punters should visit betting offers finder.
While there is still a long way to go, Kampala Capital City Authority FC currently paces the league with a record of 11-2-3. KCCA FC is looking to capture its first title in four years after dominating the league with 5 titles between 2013 and 2019. Even though Villa and Bul aren’t that far behind, just four and six points back respectively, it is Viper SC that Betting Offer Finder product owner – Tony Sloterman thinks fans should keep a close eye on. The squad from Wakiso is trying to follow up on a spectacular 2021-22 season in which they went 23-5-2 to claim their third title in the past five years.
One of the scary things about the Vipers is that they currently have two games in hand on both Villa and Bul. They have a very good chance of overtaking those teams and priming themselves for the stretch run. Unfortunately, they have just one game in hand on KCCA FC and they are seven points back. That’s a sizeable gap to make up for. Still, they have the best defense hand-down having only given up five goals so far in their 15 games. Their 10 clean sheets lead the league although SC Villa has nine of them.
Who Else is In the Mix?
Teams like the Wakiso Giants, Bright Stars, and even Arua Hill still have a glimmer of hope, but the difference in talent between those teams and the forerunners is simply too much. URA, Gaddafi, and Maroons are in the same boat. Arua Hill appears to be a good bet as the team most likely to crack the top five. Like the Vipers, Arua Hill has a couple of games in hand on their closest competitors which gives them a good chance to land in the top five soon. They have the offense to do it, but their defensive play is suspect.
Who is the Hottest Team Right Now?
KCCA FC and URA have both gone 3-1-1 in their last five which is pretty solid. However, the hottest team at the moment has to be Villa who has gone 6-0-2 over their last eight league games. At that rate, they could surprise a lot of fans. They still have upcoming matches against KCCA FC, Bul, and the Vipers. Those games will go a long way in determining their fate.
So? What’s the Prediction?
A lot of bettors will certainly be on the KCCA FC bandwagon. This football club has had a lot of success over the past decade and their window of opportunity remains wide open. With that said, the Vipers are the team of now. They are the defending league winners and have claimed four titles in the past eight campaigns. Again, their defensive play continues to be lights out. They won’t win the league by a margin of 18 points like they did last year, but we like their chances of having a strong enough stretch run to overtake FCCA FC and win another title.