Thailand play Oman at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday for matchday two of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Group F.
A victory for Thailand will seal their place in the knockout stages as the War Elephants beat Kyrgyzstan 2-0 in the first group fixture.
Supachai Chaided was at the double for the South Asian side, putting them in front after 26 minutes and then doubling their advantage in the 48th minute.
Head coach Masatada Ishii, content with his team’s performance, is likely to play the same XI here against an Oman side that face an early exit from the tournament.
Making their third consecutive appearance in the cup, the Reds were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in their first group match. Salah Al-Yahyaei put them in front after 14 minutes from the penalty spot and Oman remained ahead in the tie for a long time.
In the 78th minute, Abdulrahman Ghareeb equalized for Saudi Arabia before Mohammed Al-Bulaihi netted the winner for the Green Falcons in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
After the first round of games, Thailand are at the top of the group with three points, ahead of Saudi Arabia on goal difference, whereas Oman are in third.