Virus-hit Buriram back in action against Suphanburi
Buriram United return to action in Thai League 1 today when they host Suphanburi after their players completed 14-day quarantine due to a Covid-19 case.
The season resumed on Sept 12 following a six-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, just before the restart, Buriram’s new signing Akbar Ismatullaev of Uzbekistan tested positive for Covid-19 and the entire team had to enter quarantine.
Buriram coach Bozidar Bandovic said yesterday it would be difficult for the Thunder Castle who only had little time to prepare for today’s game.
“Suphanburi have already played two games [since the restart],” he said.
“But I believe our players are ready for the match.”
Leaders True Bangkok United take on second-ranked BG Pathum United tomorrow.
“Our players are in confident mood,” said Bangkok United assistant coach Watsapol Kaewpaluek.
“It will be a good test for our team as BG Pathum are strong in defence.”
Bangkok United are the highest-scoring team with 12 goals from five games, while BG Pathum have conceded just one goal in five games.
BG Pathum coach Dusit Chalermsang said his players’ confidence was boosted by their win at Port last week.
Meanwhile, Sarawut Treephan will begin his stint as coach of out-of-sorts Port at Trat today.
5.45pm — Muang Thong v Ratchaburi (live on TrueSport 2, True4U)
6pm — Police Tero v Chonburi (TrueSport HD 3) 7pm — Trat v Port (True 357)
8pm — Buriram v Suphanburi (True4U)
6pm — Bangkok United v BG Pathum (True4U, TrueSport HD 2); Nakhon Ratchasima v Sukhothai (True 357) 7pm — Rayong v Chiang Rai (TrueSport 2); Prachuap v Samut Prakan City (TrueSport HD 3)
Buriram United’s Akbar Ismatullaev.