High-flying Fire Bats aim to give a fright to Rabbits

High-flying Fire Bats aim to give a fright to Rabbits

BG Pathum coach Dusit Chalermsan.
BG Pathum coach Dusit Chalermsan.

Thai League 1 leaders BG Pathum United face a tough test at surprise package Sukhothai tomorrow.

While Pathum are the only unbeaten team this season, Sukhothai have not lost in six consecutive matches.

Normally a relegation contender, Sukhothai are now joint second, along with defending champions Chiang Rai United and Ratchaburi.

The high-flying Fire Bats are looking forward to beating the leaders.

"Our players are in confident mood and we expect to get three points," Sukhothai coach Surapong Kongthep said.

Pathum dropped their first points in seven games last week when they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Samut Prakan.

But coach Dusit Chalermsan said the stalemate would not affect his players' morale.

"We are still in a good position and our players have not lost their confidence," said the former Thailand international.

"Playing away at Sukhothai is tough. We will try to avoid defeat and it will be a bonus if we win."

The Rabbits will be without captain Thitiphan Puangjan, who is suspended.

Meanwhile, new coaches of struggling Buriram United, True Bangkok United and SCG Muang Thong United will try to stop the rot at their clubs.

Alexandre Gama, Daniele Invincibile and Mario Gjurovski were named coaches of Buriram, Bangkok United and Muang Thong respectively this week following the clubs' poor results.

While Gama, who is at Buriram for a second spell, appears to have an easy game, Gjurovski and Invicibile face tricky assignments.

Buriram visit lowly Trat while Muang Thong are at Police Tero tomorrow.

Invincibile's men could face a daunting task at in-form Nakhon Ratchasima, who secured their first ever win over Buriram last week.



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