May 19, 2011|
The two most potentially attractive fixtures this weekend have been wiped from the schedule due to next week’s AFC Cup games. Sixth-place Army United versus second-place Chonburi, and Police United (third) against Muangthong United (fifth) have been postponed so as to give the Sharks and the Qilins maximum preparation time for their midweek ‘Round-of-16’ matches. The matches will now be played during the mid-season break on June 25th.
However, fans in the capital can still catch the very tasty looking BEC Tero Sasana v Bangkok Glass at the Thephasadin Stadium, Patumwan on Saturday (6pm,True Sport 2). Tero will move to within a point of third place if they win. If the Glass Rabbits should triumph then they could potentially leapfrog Army and Muangthong and take Tero’s fourth spot if they can defeat the Fire Dragons by two goals or more. Also on Saturday, Nonthaburi’s TOT are away at Sriracha (6pm, True 161) and the inconsistent Thai Port, whose struggles continue, have to make the marathon journey to Chiang Rai. In Saturday’s other game, Sisaket host Osotspa (6pm, NBT 11).
There are no capital teams in action in the TPL on Sunday. Khon Kaen entertain Pattaya (4pm in Mahasarakham), Siam Navy are at ‘home’ to TTM Phichit in Chonburi (6pm), and leaders Buriram PEA are away at Samut Songkhram (6pm).
Good job the TPL does go quiet in Bangkok on Sunday, because there’s plenty going on in Division 1. The bottom two clash in Minburi as Thai Honda host RBAC (4pm), and Air Force United are at home to Songkhla at the Thupatemi Stadium in Pathum Thani (6pm). But the most intriguing-looking fixture is at the Bangmod Stadium in Thonburi where Bangkok F.C – trying to avoid a relegation battle – welcome fourth-place Bangkok United (4pm).