Thursday, November 3, 2011

Weekend Preview 5/6 November

Division 1
Saraburi P-P Songkla

As expected, this game has been called off.

Div 2 Play-offs
(Group A) (Sunday)
Loei City v Phichit
Ratchaburi v Pattalung
Phitsanoluk v Kasetsart

(Group B) (Saturday)
Krabi v North Bangkok
Rayong v Roi Et
Lamphun v Korat

The pick of this weekend's fixtures is the clash of 2nd placed, Ratchaburi, and league leaders, Pattalung. Both teams are unbeaten going into this, and the winner of the contest will lead the table as we almost approach the halfway stage of the play-offs. Elsewhere in Group A, Phitsanoluk host Kasetsart, and Loei welcome Phichit to their provincial stadium. All four sides are playing catch-up and can't afford to lose any more ground on the top 2.

The match between Rayong and Roi Et in Group B is an appealing one.  Rayong haven't lost a home game this season and their goal has yet to be breached in the play-offs. Roi Et have only won 8 out of their 16 games on the road, so the form book points towards the home side remaining unbeaten.  While I'm in the stat mode, Lamphum have only leaked 6 goals in their 17 home games this season. The Warriors have drawn their two previous play-off home games 0-0 and the Swatcats from Korat would probably be happy for Lamphun to complete a treble of stalemates come Saturday teatime. It's top versus bottom as Krabi entertain North Bangkok. The side from the south will be expecting to win this one. I can see it being a tight game with Krabi winning by the odd goal.


  1. Could really do with a win, particularly as Rayong v Roiet has got draw written all over it. No chance if we play like we did last weekend, though.

  2. I'm going to predict 3 low scoring games in Group B this weekend. I'll go for Lamphun v Korat and Rayong v Roi Et to be low scoring draws. Krabi to beat Nth Bkk 1-0.

    In Group A, I fancy three home wins.

    What's your predictions?

  3. I never predict our scores, but I can't see us winning up there in the form we're in: lost to Roiet, scarcely deserved to beat North Bangkok, lost to Krabi. I'll go for Rayong 1-1 Roiet and Krabi 2-1 North Bangkok

  4. Well they were 3 low scoring games. I think a point at Lamphun for Korat was a decent one. Your double header with Rayong will prove vital!!

  5. Exactly. The draw at Lamphun is only a good result if we take four points from the Rayong matches.
    On the whole, I really can't see us doing it. We've played 45 minutes (1st half against Nth BKK) of decent football in the play-offs so far. Other than that it's been pretty defensive and depressing. We're only still in the race because of the piece of good fortune regarding the Roiet match. We had nearly our strongest starting eleven on show yesterday and we didn't look like we could break down Lego. The only plus point, although it's a plus point for all the teams, is that because of all these draws the amount of points needed to finish in the top two is likely to be quite low. We could reach the halfway stage with none of the teams on double figures.

  6. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet, but I think I will after I predicted 3 home wins for Group A. I just wish some of these so called flood experts could predict what's going to be happening with the flooding rather than spouting water out of their arse!!
    I can't see the Thai v Oz game taking place in Bangkok and I'd be really surprised if your game against North Bangkok takes place at the Leo on Dec 10. I saw a rumour on twitter today that Nth Bangkok will play Roi Et in Sriracha.

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