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  • March 21, 2012
  • • 20:00
  • • OBD Stadium, Chonburi
  • Referee: J. Iida
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AFC Cup Preview: Chonburi FC vs Home United

AFC Cup Preview: Chonburi FC vs Home United

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Protectors are in for a testing tie away from home in sweltering Thailand for their second AFC Cup match

"We have done a lot of homework about Chonburi," was the assuring remark from Home United coach Lee Lim Saeng on his opponents for Wednesday evening's clash.

"[We've heard] from our sources and studied, [so] we know how we will play against them."

Home United will be travelling to the province of Chonburi to take on the Thai league runners-up in what should be a difficult contest.

Chonburi FC also boast a strong record in the AFC Cup competition having reached the quarter-finals stage twice in three years, with last year being the most recent.

The Thai team's coach Withaya Laohakul was modest of his team's ability, but expressed confidence nonetheless.

"We are not 100% ready," said Laohakul on his team's preparations for meeting the S.League runners-up.

"But we are playing here at home, there is only one choice left - we must win."

Laohakul's reservation on his team's preparation is due to the fact that the Thai Premier League only got underway earlier this week.

Home United meanwhile are unbeaten after five matches and sit in fourth place in the S.League.

After a stuttering start to the season, a win over Citizen FC in the AFC Cup opening match was quickly followed by the 7-1 demolition of Geylang United. Hougang United were next to fall.

It is no surprise then Lee was confident of his side's chances for the match against Chonburi.

"We will take home with points from this match," said the former Korean international beaming with certainty that at least a draw was on the cards.

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