MTU take a very, very intriguing trip to Thai Port this weekend in a match with much at stake for both teams. The Quilins aka the 3 time champions are bidding to become the first team to go undefeated throughout an entire TPL season and are just two games away from that goal. The coach has already pledged to play a full strength side.
Thai Port however are fighting for a very different cause - survival. The problems of last year have haunted he teama nd they've struggled to get a run going all this term. A defeat for Port and wins for teams around them such as Chai Nat could spell doom.
Adding further fuel to this potential fire is a history of incidents involving a small number of TP fans and Muangthong United. Although things have calmed greatly in recent matches, a small part of me still worries how certain sections might react if Muangthong effectively relegated the Port Lions on their own turf.
Let's hope that doesn't happen. Of course I want MTU to win every game but I also want TP to stay up, they are a "real" club with local roots and fantastic supporters. Here's hoping MTU win but Chai Nat - complete with a truly mind-boggling amount of "fortunate" decisions by officials in their favour at home games - also lose and go down.
The table today (thai-fussball.com)