SCG Muangthong United's next match, Sunday April 26th (8 PM) will see local rivals Bangkok United visit the SCG Stadium. Bangkok United are currently tied with SCG Muangthong United for 6th place in the Thai Premier League. In 2014 Bangkok United finished in 8th position.
The team got its start in 1988 through Bangkok Univesity, with whom they are still affiliated, They changed their name to Bangkok United with the re-organization of the Thai Premier League in 2009. The club has an up-and-down experiecne, winning the TPL title in 2006, but were relegated to Divsison One in 2010. The club then regained their place in the TPL in 2013.
A key player to watch this season is #2 Ekkachai Sumrei. The 26 year old from Satun in Southern Thailand is verstalile, and has 3 goals in 6 matches so far this season. He's played with Buriram United in the past, and was a super-sub for them in 2013, scoring the game-winning header in an AFC Champions League match.
Ekkachai was added to the War Elephants (Thailand's national squad) in 2015, debuting in a match against Singapore.
In the last 3 times these teams have met Muangthong United have won 2 and lost 1, and historically SCG Muangthong United have been the better team. However, the 2014 season ended with Bangkok United winning 2-3 at the SCG Stadium. With this record and the momentum of a strong start to the 2015 season for Bangkok United, we can expect a closely fought match on Sunday.