Isan team Khon Kaen FC – dubbed the “T-Rex” after the dinosaur fossils found in the region – were standing at 12th in Yamaha League 1 before this weekend's round of games.
Phuket FC were in second place before the Songkran break, but have slipped on the ladder after a 0-0 draw away to Nakhom Pathom on Wednesday and wins on Saturday by Singh Tarua FC and Air Force Avia FC - who Phuket face in two matches in Bangkok next week, on April 24 and April 27.
A win at Surakul Stadium against Khon Kaen tonight could put the Islanders at the top of the league, on 15 points like Singh Tarua but with a better goal difference.
But PTT Rayong FC and BBCU FC are also within striking distance of the top berth from their games tonight - and Rayong has a better GD than Phuket FC, while BBCU have more goals scored (see the Yamaha League 1/Thai Division 1 league table here).
The kick-off at Surakul on Sunday (April 21) is at 6.30 pm. Tickets are B100, school children in uniform get in free.
The Phuket News is the official media partner of Phuket FC.