The Toyota Thai League 1, Thailand’s Premier Football League, originally slated to kick off last July, finally went underway Sept. 03 at the Pitchaya Stadium. The first match of the two-round first half of the 2021-2022 season, saw Nongbua Pitchaya FC ending the match with a 2:0 score over Nakhon Ratchasima.
Actually, Nongbua Pitchaya Football Club, a.k.a. “The Gamecocks” was highly favored to win, being the winners of the 2020-2021 Thai League 2. Aside from Nongbua Pitchaya FC, the other two Thai League 2 teams who moved up to the T1 league this 2021-2022 season are Chiangmai United and KhonKaen United.
Under Thailand’s football system, the top 3 winners of the lower Thai League 2 division will move up to the top level Thai League 1 in the following season. The promotion intends to replace the last three finishers of the previous Thai League 1 season, as they were in turn relegated to the lower level Thai League 2 division.
Nongbua Pitchaya (NBPFC) Scoring Statistics
Based on the last 10 matches played by The Gamecocks, the football club scored 5 wins, 0 loss and 5 draws; posting 14 Goals For and 4 Goals Against. Statistically, the team averages 1.4 Goals For and 0.4 Goals Against per match.
NBPFC’s Over Goals rate is 100%, while its Handicap Win rate is 40% and an overall win rate of 50%. These scoring stats are important for Thai football fans as sports betting is quite popular in the country, despite the government’s prohibition against gambling activities except on horse racing and lottery.
Where and How Does Football Betting Take Place in Thailand
Despite Thailand’s gambling ban, local bookmakers abound in the country, whilst operating illegally. The problem with placing bets in illegal gambling dens is that once they become subjects of police raids, Thai bettors are unable to collect winnings if any, since police authorities shut down the raided den.
In recent years however, Thailand’s betting public discovered that they can place sports bets in international online casinos that double as online sportsbooks. Many Thai football fans were drawn to placing bets on international football competitions using the platforms of major bookmakers like Bwin, Bet365 and other licensed online gambling operators.
Yet the sports betting fans who use these gambling sites represent only a small portion of Thailand’s betting public. Most locals prefer placing their wagers on domestic football leagues, being more familiar with the country’s football clubs and their players. Moreover, not many are well versed in the English language, for them to fully understand the payment systems, as well as the terms and conditions of the international online gambling sites.
What Do Thais Look For in a Football Betting Site
Today, sports betting is now a large part of the gambling activities taking place in Thailand. Mainly because several Asian operators saw the wisdom of localizing the offerings, including the sports betting options that Asian gamblers can access from remote gambling sites operating in their country.
Licensing, regulation and security are still important features as Thai gamblers are wary of illegal operators; knowing that they cannot expect assistance and protection from the Thai government.
Anyway, the best online gambling sites or เว็บพนันออนไลน์ ที่ดีที่สุด 2021 that majority of Thai football fans access for their sports wagering activities are those that also offer mobile gambling, Through a mobile application they can place wagers and collect winnings by way of local payment systems that process local bank transfers in Thai Baht. The localization of the payment method eliminates the need for gamblers and casino players to pay currency conversion fees.
What’s even better is that they can access betting markets for Thailand’s major football competitions in their own native thai language, including all the betting odds, promotional bonuses and customer support services.