Thursday, 15 October 2009

Muangthong United Vs BEC Tero

Back from holiday (and I can heartily recommend Baan Laksasubha to anyone who wants a fantastic holiday in Hua Hin - great beach, great food, great service) and now focused on our next opponents....

The final game of the season pits TPL champions Muangthong United against FA cup finalists BEC Tero, the 'Arsenal of Thailand'.
BEC have an agreement with the north London giants that allows them to use an identical kit and other benefits. Strangely, or perhaps as a negative side effect of this deal, BEC do not have their own replica shirts for sale, which must hurt their fanbase and marketing potential. BEC have always been a major player on the Thai football scene and this season has, by their standards, been somewhat disappointing. The FA Cup final is their last chance to snatch some glory and fans must wonder if either team will be going all out for this match.

The Thai Port Fan Blog recently ran a feature on the fake Arsenal. 

What to watch: MTU have already won the league title, BEC have a cup final to look forward to. Will there be complacency from the home side or distraction for the away side?

Who to watch: Anon Sangsanoi is the top scorer in the whole league, possibly because his surname is similar to the mighty Marek Sagonowski who plays for Southampton. Yaya Touree will be looking to match him in the goalscoring stakes, but it's likely Nattaporn will be charged with keeping Anon quiet.

I call: Muangthong seem unable to lose at home this season. I say 1 - 0.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Greg, I agree with you for your score prediction. See you on Sunday!