Thai FA Cup Final 2011
Buriram PEA v Muangthong United
The FA Cup final will be played this Wednesday night at the Supachalasai Stadium. Buriram will be looking to complete the second part of their bid for a historic treble. They have already bagged the TPL trophy and will also take on Thai Port next month in the final of the Toyota League Cup.
Current form and recent history would point towards Buriram taking the cup back to the New I-Mobile Stadium. Since the formation of the PEA and Buriram hybrid back in 2010, Muangthong have failed to find the net against their opponents in the four previous meetings. PEA have enjoyed two 1-0 victories in Buriram while both games at the Yamaha finished in stalemates.
Despite struggling to overcome Songkla in the semis, Muangthong have had some impressive victories on the road to the final. Samut Prakarn United were spanked 9-0 in the early rounds while Pattaya were knocked for 6 without reply. Add to that a 4-0 victory over Sriracha in the quarter finals last week, it shows us that some of Muangthong's best form has been saved for this competition. The Kirins have blown hot and cold in recent times, but lifting the FA Cup would see them end the season on a respectable note.
Police United v Osotspa (Thurs)
This will be the last game of the season for both sides. A win for Police United would seal a top half finish for them. Three points for Osotspa would lift them into the giddy heights of 5th place.
JW Rangsit v Air Force (Wed)
The equation is simple for JW Rangsit. Win this game and they'll beat the drop to the Regional League. A loss would be a disaster for Rangsit with a final game looming against a Buriram FC side who are unbeaten on home soil this season. JW currently have 36 points which is one more than Customs on 35. After this match, both teams have one left to play.
Incidentally, Air Force having nothing to play for since they secured their first division status last weekend.