Thai Premier League – Match 25
Kick-off at SCG Stadium on Wednesday, July 23rd at 20:00.
Injury-stricken Muangthong United take on 4th place BEC Tero in an extremely important match-up on Wednesday night. With the top 4 in the TPL so close in the standings, it is very likely how MTU perform against these other top teams that will determine their fate this season.
BEC Tero is the first of these teams Muangthong will face in the second leg. For a long time at the end of TPL’s 1st Leg, BEC Tero were in 2nd place and equal on points with MTU. They recently slipped up against another top 4 team, Chonbui, losing their first game of the season and dropping from 2nd to 4th, and most recently a draw with lowly Air Force Central didn’t do anything to help them recover. They will come to this match with only a win on their minds; a loss would see them fall even farther behind the league leaders.
SCG Muangthong United will need to play their best game of the season tonight. A loss could see them lose the top spot to 2nd place defending champions Buriram United, and a draw could see Buriram and 3rd place Chonburi close the gap on 1st place to just 1 point. When Muangthong played at BEC Tero earlier this season, the result was a last gasp 1-1 draw with Jay Bothroyd’s equalizer coming in the 92nd minute. If MTU have what it takes to lift the TPL trophy this year, tonight is where they must start to prove it.
TPL 2014: MTU 1-1 BEC
TPL 2011: MTU 1-0 BEC, BEC 2-2 MTU
TPL 2010: MTU 2-0 BEC, BEC 0-1 MTU
TPL 2009: MTU 2-0 BEC, BEC 1-4 MTU
Head to head: W: 7 / L: 0 / D: 4
Muangthong United: 1st – 50 points (24 games played)
BEC Tero Sasana: 4th – 45 points (24 games played)
Muangthong United: D/W/W/W/D
- Last Match: Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 2-2 Muangthong United
BEC Tero Sasana: D/L/D/W/W
- Last Match: BEC Tero Sasana 0-0 Air Force Central