We’re down to the last 10 games of the Thai Premier League and it’s developed into a straight two horse race between the current champions, Buriram United, and the team leading by the slimmest of margins, Muang Thong.
The next two months should serve up some nail biting moments and, on paper, Muang Thong have the slightly harder games as they still have to face the 3 teams occupying 4th (Ratchaburi), 5th (Chonburi) and 6th (Suphanburi) places, the most challenging possibly being a home game with Chonburi on October 28th. Buriram, meanwhile, have to face Bangkok Glass who are in 3rd and having a great season; these two have also faced each other in the league, FA Cup and League Cup so far this season with the team from Rangsit yet to register a win.
At the bottom, BEC Tero and hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone, 3 points separating them from disaster and, for a team who pushed Buriram all the way last year, this is quite a fall. They’ve suffered hugely off the field and the effects are being felt by the players. TOT,who are the bottom team now, seem to have their work cut out, especially as they face the top 2 in their next two games, starting with a rather daunting trip up to the Thunder Castle this Sunday.
Also in the relegation spots are two of last season’s promoted sides, Siam Navy and Saraburi, who have both struggled in the TPL this year. Between the relegation places and BEC we find Thai Port who are performing well below par too. It should be a straight fight between the bottom five now but it could get very interesting.
Back to the top and we expect this one to go down to the last game, as it did in season 2014. Muang Thong and Buriram and form teams, both having won their last five games and I predict them to continue that streak this weekend as Buriram host the bottom side and Muang Thong play Chang Rai at home.