Thursday, June 28, 2012

Weekend Preview 30 June - 1 July

Thai Port v Buriram United (Saturday)

Buriram United play their 21st competitive game of the season and they'll be hoping that they can overcome the fatigue which has seen them drop unexpected points in the last few weeks. The Thunder Castle maintain a formidable record away from home and they'll expect to have enough physical strength and character to collect three points in this match.
Meanwhile, Thai Port will be buoyed after winning their last match at BBCU 3-1 and a point from this game would be adequate enough to lift them out of the relegation zone. The Port Lions should have sufficient TPL knowledge to know that it's not all about setting your stall out to defend against the top sides. At some point they'll have to go on the offensive if they want to get something out of this game.

Division 1
JW Rangsit v Suphanburi (Sunday)

Suphanburi will start this game as favorites but they'll aware that JW Rangsit have picked up 10 of their 12 points at their military school base in Nakhon Nayok.  JW surprisingly accounted for PTT Rayong at the school back in April as they beat them 3-1. Suphanburi already have new faces signed for leg 2, including Sutee Suksomkit from Bangkok Glass, and a win in this would close them to within one point of third placed Krabi.

Division 2 Bangkok
Thai Honda v Chamchuri Utd
Luk Esan v Rangsit FC
Krung Thonburi v Rayong Utd
Kasem Bundit v Samut Sakhon
Bangkok Christian v R-BEC
Nonthaburi v Central Lions

Samut Prakarn Utd v Customs Utd
North Bangkok v Globex
Assumption Thonburi v Kasetsart

There are only six points separating the top seven teams as the promotion challengers mount their offensive drives for the second leg of the season. The only clash involving two teams from the leading pack is Thai Honda v Chamchuri Utd. The earlier meeting between the pair went Chamchuri's way 2-1 as the Pinks proclaimed themselves as they early season pace makers.
Rayong United will expect three points at Krung Thonburi while Kasetsart and R-BEC travel to resurgent sides, Assumption Thonburi and Bangkok Christian. Assumption and Christian have started picking up points after atrocious starts to their campaigns. Samut Sakhon need bounce back at Kasem Bundit after their shock defeat to Nonthaburi last time out. The other side in the Top 7 in action is North Bangkok who welcome Globex to their Pathumthani home.


  1. Despite Buriram conceding 4 times against Chonburi, it will take a great change in tactics for Thai Port to get anywhere near the Buriram goal this time around.

    If Thai Port fail to score, it is very hard to see anything other than an easy Buriram victory. A realistic score would be a 2-0 away win for the E-san side, but this could quite easily go much more pear-shaped for the Klong Toey side, and a drubbing to the tune of 5 or 6-0 would not be a huge shock.

  2. Agree, if Buriram get the first goal then it's game over most likely!