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Buriram and Muangthong Search for First Thai League Wins

After failing to register a victory on either of the first two game weeks, both of Thailand’s most successful clubs are in the hunt for three points this weekend.

Losses against Prachuap and Bangkok United have left four-time Thai League champions Muangthong sitting second from bottom, yet to register a single goal so far. The Kirin have been unimaginative in front of goal, and need something to change quickly when Chiangmai FC visit the SCG on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Buriram United have managed two draws from both of their opening games, with a pulsating 2-2 with Chonburi followed up by a dull and dire 0-0 away against Suphanburi. The defending champions will now host unlikely early leaders Prachuap, hoping to finally kick-start their campaign.

In the league’s Friday night match, Port FC travel to Chonburi, hoping to build on last week’s 1-0 home victory over Ratchaburi. The Klongtoei outfit will be without key players Nurul and Rochela, while Chonburi may be able to field all of their registered foreign players for the first time this season.

Bangkok United have a 1-0 derby win over Muangthong to build on this week, but could face a stern test against a Trat side built on soaking up the pressure and hitting teams on the counter. Seeing how the Angels’ back three copes with this tricky away task could be a strong indication of the side’s overall progress.

Newly-formed Samut Prakan City find themselves top after managing two wins from two, and could extend that run further as they face newly-promoted PTT Rayong, who sit rooted to the bottom.

Credit – @ThaiLeague