Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FA Cup - Wednesday 29th August

Muangthong Utd v Korat
PTT Rayong v Army Utd
Chiang Rai Utd v Police
Songkla v Suphanburi
Buriram Utd v Ratchaburi
BEC Tero v Samut Songkhram
Bangkok Glass v Chainat
Ayutthaya v Thai Port

Ayutthaya carry the hopes of the regional leagues when they host Thai Port in one of Wednesday's FA cup ties. The match will reunite Ayutthaya's current coach, Thongchai Sukkokee, with his previous club Thai Port. His time at the PAT was unconvincing although since arriving at Ayutthaya, he's worked wonders as the Ancient Warriors are currently leaders of the Central/East division. Incidentally, the duelling duo met in the League Cup last season in Thongchai's first match at the helm of Thai Port. The Bangkok side ran out 3-1 victors that day.
TPL leaders, Muangthong United, will probably play their second XI, yet being able to bring in the quality of Rangel and Saruch will still have the Kirins as odds on favorites against Korat. Cup holders, Buriram Utd, face Ratchaburi who have several players from wifey's Buriram FC team of last season. It will be interesting to see how many of them actually make an appearance in this match.
Bangkok Glass and BEC Tero will be looking at the FA Cup as a route to success after they've been dogged by inconsistent league campaigns. BG welcome Chainat for the second time in ten days while Tero's match against Samut Songkhram will be far more difficult than it would have been in the earlier weeks of the season.
Army were thrown an unanticipated lifeline after Trat were booted out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player in their penalty shoot out win. The Gong Tabok have a difficult task at PTT Rayong as do Police who travel up to Chiang Rai United.
The final tie is an all first division affair with Songkla hosting Suphanburi. The pair will be familiar with each other having met in the first division last Saturday. That match ended 1-0 to Suphanburi with an own goal being the deciding factor.

1 comment:

  1. The charm of the game come when both teams are very strong in the playing of the game.The fan's of the game came all over the world of seeing the match for entertainment.Good game can entertain the viewers.