Buriram hope to return to form against Ratchaburi

Buriram hope to return to form against Ratchaburi

Humiliated Buriram hope to bounce back quickly

Buriram United's Supachok Sarachat in action during a recent match.
Buriram United's Supachok Sarachat in action during a recent match.

Buriram United will try to bounce back from their humiliating league defeat at the weekend when they meet Ratchaburi in the FA Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

In today's other last-four encounter, Port take on True Bangkok United.

Thai League 1 champions Buriram will play Ratchaburi at Bangkok's 72nd Anniversary Stadium while the other game will take place at Army Stadium, also in the capital.

Both games kick off at 7pm.

On Saturday, holders Buriram were hammered 3-1 by bitter rivals SCG Muang Thong United and lost their Thai League 1 lead to Chiang Rai United.

Buriram coach Bozidar Bandovic said on Tuesday he was very disappointed by his team's performance against Muang Thong.

"We have to regain form in the FA Cup. Our players must forget the loss to Muang Thong," he said.

He said he may make some changes to the line-up.

Their attack is expected to be spearheaded by Thailand internationals Supachok Sarachat and Supachai Chaided.

Ratchaburi coach Somchai Maiwilai said: "Our players like Yannick Boli and Javier Patino have been in good form and we hope they continue their good form in this match."

Bangkok United will be without strikers Nelson Bonilla, who is injured, and Chananan Pombupha, who is cup-tied.

"It's unfortunate that Bonilla can't play in this match," said Bangkok United coach Mano Polking.

Port's league match at the weekend was postponed due to a heavy downpour.

Port coach Choketawee Promrut said: "We are lucky that we did not play in the league at the weekend. Our players are fit and looking forward to the match against Bangkok United."

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