Friday, May 3, 2013

Matchday 9 Preview


Army Utd v Chainat
BEC Tero ?-? Sisaket
Pattaya v TOT
Ratchaburi v Suphanburi

Bangkok Utd v Muangthong Utd
Chonburi v Bangkok Glass
Osotspa Saraburi v Songkhla Utd
Police Utd v Chiang Rai Utd
Samut Songkhram v Buriram Utd

The Thunder Castle have parted ways with coach Attapon Busabakom who has resigned / been fired / left by mutual agreement after a dispute over substitutions with the club owner during their AFC match with FC Seoul on Wednesday. It's a shame that after one of the greatest nights in the club's history has been overshadowed by this.

Here are some statistics:

Buriram United are the only unbeaten team in the TPL and they travel to Samut Songkhram this Saturday. The Mackerels along with Chiang Rai United are the only two sides yet to taste success this year.

If you want to see goals, then the team to watch is Pattaya United. Their 8 games have yielded 26 goals which is an average of 3.25 per game. Granted most of them have gone in at the wrong end for the Dolphins.

At the other end of the spectrum, the team to avoid are Chainat as their matches have only averaged 1 goal per game. That statistic is rather surprising considering that in 2012 Chainat's 34 games saw a massive total of 131 goals. That figure was 22 more than second highest Muangthong United on 109.

The highest official attendance so far is 19,170 and that was between Buriram United and Bangkok Glass. The lowest is 801 for TOT v Osotspa Saraburi.

*Sisaket have been omitted from these stats above

Division 1

Krabi v Siam Navy
Nakhon Pathom Utd v Trat
Nakhon Ratchasima v BBCU
Phuket v Singh Tarua
Rayong FC v Khon Kaen

Air Force v Ayutthaya
Bangkok FC v Rayong Utd
PTT Rayong v Sriracha
TTM v Saraburi

PTT Rayong, BBCU and Air Force can all boast unbeaten records thus far. TTM and Rayong FC have still to register a win after 8 attempts.

Sriracha and Trat have scored 13, conceded 13 and are the teams to watch if you want to see action. Incidentally 13 is the current total for the most goals scored and conceded by any side in Division 1.

The current 'bore off's' are Air Force with only 9 goals from 8 games. Although they deserve some credit as their net has only been breached twice this term.

Attendance wise, 8,286 is the highest and that came on the opening day of the season at Nakhon Ratchasima v Bangkok FC. No surprises that BBCU has the lowest crowd figure with only 157 brave souls turning up for their match with Rayong FC just two days after Songkran.

*All statistics from above have been taken from the official TPL website

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