Suphanburi look for survival boost against struggling Muangthong

Suphanburi can keep their Thai League (T1) survival hopes alive with a victory at home to Muangthong United on Matchday 29.

The War Elephant sit three points behind Sukhothai having played one match fewer so they can really put themselves in a strong position by taking three points on Saturday

Sukhothai travel to Chonburi, hoping to pull the Sharks back into the relegation battle, while Port FC will hope to stay in contention for second place with a win at home to Chiangrai United.

Suphanburi (14th) Vs Muangthong United (8th)

Previous meeting: Muangthong United 3-1 Suphanburi

Suphanburi

  • Wednesday’s draw at home to BG Pathum United ended a 5-match losing streak
  • One of only five teams to take a point from BG this season
  • Wins from next two games would ensure they take fight to stay up to final day

Muangthong United

  • Four defeats in last five games
  • Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Prachuap was the first time they have failed to score in 15 games
  • Highest possible finish is now 5th place

Chonburi (12th) Vs Sukhothai (13th)

Previous meeting: Sukhothai 1-2 Chonburi

Chonburi

  • Just two wins in last 14 matches
  • Have scored just once in last four games
  • Still in relegation danger, sitting six points above Suphanburi, who have three games to play

Sukhothai

  • Took 10 points from first four away matches of season. Haven’t won any points away from home since
  • Bottom of T1 form table over last 20 matches
  • Can no longer reach last seasons points total of 34 – when they finished 12th

Port FC (3rd) Vs Chiangrai United (4th)

Previous meeting: Chiangrai United 1-2 Port FC

Port FC

  • On a six-game unbeaten run
  • Port have now surpassed their points total from 2019, with 55 points on the board, compared to 53 points last season
  • Port are on course for a third successive third-place finish

Chiangrai United

  • Chiangrai’s win over Sukhothai on Tuesday put them on a three-match winning streak for the second time this season
  • Three wins to end season combined with Port dropping points next week would give them 3rd place finish
  • Bill is one of five Brazilians who make up the Top Six scorers in T1

Bangkok United (5th) Vs Rayong (16th)

Previous meeting: Rayong 1-0 Bangkok United

Bangkok United

  • In Thursday’s 2-0 loss at Buriram, they failed to score for the first time since losing 1-0 at Rayong in December
  • Wins in last two games needed to surpass last season’s total of 50 points
  • Have scored the same number of goals as BG but sit 29 points behind them

Rayong

  • Rayong’s win over Police Tero on Wednesday was their first win since beating Bangkok Utd on December 12th
  • In last three games, Rayong have scored eight goals and conceded nine
  • A victory could take Rayong off bottom spot as they sit just two points behind Trat
Paul Murphy

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