Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wednesday 28th March - Preview

Chiang Rai Utd v Samut Songkhram
Police Utd v BEC Tero
Pattaya Utd v Thai Port
Muangthong Utd v Bangkok Glass
TOT v Wuachon Utd
Army Utd v Isan Utd
Osotspa Saraburi v BBCU

The TPL has sensibly decided to include midweek fixtures this year. For the 2011 season, somebody came up with the bright idea to only play games on weekends. That was to prove a regretful decision as the season dragged on for 49 weeks due to ever-changing scheduling, postponements for international matches and of course, the flood.
Buriram United and Chonburi have been granted respite to prepare for their ongoing AFC competitions. That leaves the Muangthong v Bangkok Glass contest as the eye catching match this Wednesday evening. The last time these two sides came together in the TPL, Muangthong trounced BG 6-2. That result was probably the highlight of a disconcerting 2011 for the Kirins while it was a night that the Glass Rabbits have tried to erase from memory.
Thai Port will play their third consecutive match on the road with a tricky trip to Pattaya. Likewise for Wuachon and BEC Tero, it's their third away day, with visits to TOT and Police respectively.
Chiang Rai will play Samut Songkhram at the Mae Fah Luang University Stadium and they'll be aspiring to be the first team to score a goal against the Crazy Mackerels this season. Osotspa will be expecting a home win over BBCU as should Army United when they host Isan Utd.

Division 1
Bangkok FC v PTT Rayong
Songkla v Krabi
JW Rangsit v Siam Navy
Raj Pracha v Chantaburi
Korat v Phuket
Bangkok Utd v Ratchaburi
Khon Kaen v Air Force
Suphanburi v Pattalung
Sriracha v Saraburi

The first division has a full card this midweek as we enter the third round of contests. It has been an appealing beginning to the season with a top two of Pattalung and Suphanburi currently leading the way. The duo at the helm will clash in Suphanburi on Wednesday evening. Pattalung have hit the back of the net seven times in their first two games while Suphanburi have yet to concede. Suphanburi will start as favorites but the Swiftlets have already shown us this season that they are not to be underestimated.
Ratchaburi will face a stiff test of their promotion credentials as they travel to Bangkok United. The Bangkok Angels have a lousy home record in the past couple of seasons and this needs to be addressed. Korat will fancy beating Phuket while there is the intriguing southern derby with Songkla and Krabi set to grapple for 3 points.
Bangkok FC, Air Force and Saraburi have still to register any points. The Bulligans host PTT Rayong, Air Force fly up to Khon Kaen and Saraburi will play Sriracha on the Blue Marlin's artificial surface.
The other games are JW Rangsit v Siam Navy and Raj Pracha v Chantaburi which will inevitably only be watched by a few hardy souls.

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