Connect with us


FC Phuket ready for Bangkok Utd



PHUKET: FC Phuket will be back in action on the friendly turf of Surakul Stadium tonight, when they will be gunning to snatch all three points from division 1 rivals Bangkok United and revive their dimming hopes for promotion to the elite Thai Premier League.

FC Phuket go into the match in ninth place in the Thai Division 1 table, while Bangkok Utd are five points ahead of them in fifth place.

FC Phuket will go into the match without the services of midfielders Seksit Srisai and Nithirot Sokuma, who are serving penalty suspensions, but are otherwise healthy.

Bangkok Utd won the first match between the two sides played in Bangkok in early April, 2-1, and showed they know how to collect points on the road with a 2-0 win at Chanthaburi last weekend. In fact, they are the best road team in the division, collecting five wins against just one loss and three draws in away games.

The Bangkok Utd player to watch is Romain Gasmi, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder from Lyon who is second in the division in scoring with 12 goals.

A large crowd is expected for the 6pm kickoff, but overcast skies and scattered heavy rainfall across Phuket today could see the Southern Sea Kirin strutting their stuff on a soggy pitch. The Thai Meteorological Department forecast for the 24-hour period starting at 7am today calls for scattered rain over 60% of Phuket.

Other Division 1 matches this weekend:



Bangkok FC v Buriram


Chanthaburi v Thai Honda

Suphanburi v Songkhla

Chainat v PTT Rayong

Air Force Utd v Chiangmai

Saraburi v Samut Prakarn

Rajpracha v JW Rangsit

— News Editor


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Politics5 hours ago

Vladimir Putin officially annexed four parts of Ukraine

Transport8 hours ago

Phuket Airport officials pulled tourist from van, insisted they use airport taxi

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand’s strange laws – 10 strange laws in Thailand

Sponsored2 days ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Politics9 hours ago

The long goodbye – Which way now for PM Prayut?

Pattaya10 hours ago

Pattaya Police Chief cleared of vice slurs, back on duty

Tourism10 hours ago

Reopening Thailand has a busy activity schedule

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Tourism10 hours ago

Today is the day! Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening

Pollution12 hours ago

Garbage in canals is worsening flooding in Bangkok

Weather13 hours ago

Hurricane Ian lashes South Carolina

Tourism13 hours ago

5-star squatters evicted from Layan Beach

Video14 hours ago

All you need to know about Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival

Protests14 hours ago

Anti-Prayut rallies expected across Bangkok

What you get for $X1 day ago

What $100,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Hua Hin

Thailand1 day ago

Thailand News Today | Activists plan protests all across Thailand

Thailand1 day ago

Snitching on parking space hoggers could earn you 5,000 baht in Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11