Preview: Muangthong United vs. BEC Tero Sasana

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.

Previous Fixtures:

TPL 2014: MTU 1-1 BEC

TPL 2013: MTU 3-1 BECBEC 2-2 MTU

TPL 2012: MTU 2-1 BEC , BEC 2-2 MTU

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

League Rank:

Muangthong United: 1st – 50 points (24 games played)

BEC Tero Sasana: 4th – 45 points (24 games played)

Current Form:

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

 

Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 2-2 Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 24

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Goals: [RMP] Nagasoto (35′), Herberty (52′) [MTU] Wuttichai (27′); Tossapol (55′)

SCG Muangthong United returned from a tough road match in Ratchaburi with 1 point thanks to an equalizing header from Tossapol Lated. Muangthong took the lead in the 27th minute through Wuttichai Tathong, but went into half time on equal terms after a great strike from midfielder Genki Nagasoto leveled the scoreline. In the second half MTU fell behind after a mishit backpass by new center back Aritz Borda was struck in by Herberty Fernandes. Muangthong responded immediately with a goal from a corner kick, with Tossapol taking Man of the Match honors for his performance.

Highlights:

Post Game Interview (English):

Preview: Ratchaburi Mitr Phol vs. Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 24

Kick-off at Ratchaburi Provincial Stadium on Saturday, July 19th at 19:00.

SCG Muangthong United head to Ratchaburi to avenge a disappointing home loss against the Dragons earlier in the season. Back in March, MTU lead 10-man Ratchaburi 1-0 in the second half before an own goal and an injury time strike saw the visitors walk away with all 3 points. The refereeing in that match was as bad as it’s been this season, with a clear foul on Teerasil Dangda inside the penalty area denied and a clear foul on Sarawut Masuk uncalled in the lead up to game-winning goal.

Ratchaburi started the season brightly, but have now faded to 7th place. They come to this match after a 1-2 away win at Air Force Central. Muangthong have turned things around lately with 4 wins from their last 5 games. Their most recent match was a 2-0 home win against Songkhla.

With BEC Tero, Chonburi, and Buriram all earning wins away against Ratchaburi this season, MTU will need all 3 points from this fixture to prove they have what it takes to see out the rest of the season in the top spot.

Previous Fixtures:

TPL 2014: MTU 1-2 RMP

TPL 2013: MTU 3-2 RMPRMP 0-2 MTU

Head-to-head: W: 2 / L: 1 / D: 0

League Rank:

Muangthong United: 1st – 49 points (23 games played)

Ratchaburi Mitr Phol: 7th – 35 points (23 games played)

Current Form:

Muangthong United: W/D/W/W/W

- Last Match: Muangthong United 2-0 Songkhla United

Ratchaburi Mitr Phol: W/W/L/L/W

- Last Match: Air Force Central 1-2 Ratchaburi Mitr Phol (Highlights)

Muangthong United 2-0 Songkhla United

Thai Premier League – Match 23

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Goals: [MTU] Wuttichai (79′); Milan (93′)

SCG Muangthong United reclaimed sole ownership of 1st place in the TPL with a win over Songkhla United on Sunday night. BEC Tero fell to Chonburi FC for their first loss of the season, seeing them drop to 3rd place behind Buriram.

Last night’s match was drenched with rain from start to finish, making accuracy difficult for both teams. Songkhla were able to create a few dangerous opportunities by beating MTU down the wings, but were unable to take any truly threatening shots on goal. Although they left it until late in the second half, Wuttichai and Milan both showed composure in front of the net to put the game out of reach for the Southern Bulls. New center back Aritz Borda had a good game for MTU in his first league appearance. He was able to snuff out a number of Songkhla attacks.

Highlights:

Post Game Interview (English):

Preview: Muangthong United vs. Songkhla United

Thai Premier League – Match 23

Kick-off at SCG Stadium on Sunday, July 13th at 20:00.

SCG Muangthong United host Songkhla United this Sunday night in need of a win to keep pace with Buriram United and BEC Tero at the top of the league. History favors MTU, who have never lost to tonight’s visitors. The Krilins come to this match after an away victory in the FA Cup that saw them knock out Division 1 leaders Nakhon Ratchasima.

Songkhla United are currently in 17th place in the TPL, poised to possibly move out of the relegation zone with a win or draw. They come to this match after being knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 away loss to Bangkok United. Their last TPL match was a 1-1 home draw against Air Force Central, scoring the equalizing goal in the 95th minute.

Previous Fixtures:

TPL 2014: SKU 0-4 MTU

2013 FA Cup: MTU 5-2 SKU

TPL 2013: MTU 3-0 SKUSKU 0-2 MTU

TPL 2012: MTU 2-0 WCUWCU 1-4 MTU

Head-to-head: W:6 / L: 0 / D: 0

League Rank:

Muangthong United: 2nd – 46 points (22 games played)

Songkhla United: 17th – 23  points (22 games played)

Current Form:

Muangthong United: D/W/D/W/W

- Last Match: Police United 1-2 Muangthong United

Songkhla United: W/W/L/L/D

- Last Match: Songkhla United 1-1 Air Force Central (Highlights)

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