Jakarta: Group A powerhouses Indonesia and Thailand will face off on Thursday in a rematch of the 2020 final with both sides currently tallying a perfect six points from six.

The two-legged final, played out in Singapore, saw Thailand lift their sixth AFF Championship after a 4-0 win was followed by a 2-2 draw to complete a 6-2 aggregate win for Alexandre Polking's men.

The pair have been in free-scoring form so far at this year's edition of the tournament with nine goals apiece with Thailand yet to concede and Indonesia just the once.

Given the recent history of the two sides and their undoubted positons as heavyweights in the competition, the visitors' coach Polking is in no doubt of the significance of the upcoming enounter.

“As everyone knows, it's going to be a big game, in front of a big crowd, in a big stadium - these are the types of games we like to play in," said Thailand's tactician.

"It will be a fantastic football atmosphere and, even though the majority of the crowd will be against us, my players are well prepared for this battle."

One of the unusual sights in the Thailand team has been Theerathon Bunmathan, known as one of the region's premium left-backs, playing in a central midfield role at this year's AFF Mistubishi Electric Cup.

"Theerathon is playing that position in his club with Buriram United and doing it very well," explained his coach. "I had a chat with him before the tournament about it.

"He's an experienced player and my captain and we decided that he should play in midfield alongside Sarach [Yooyen] who he has a good understanding with. They are a duo with a lot of quality on the ball and they help us play our possesion game."

Indonesia, too, have dominated their two meetings so far with Cambodia and Brunei DS but their coach Shin Tae-yong is in no doubt of the challenge that faces his charges against the defending champions.

"We've needed hard work and time to bring players back to their top performance," said the Korean. "But the players have done their utmost to get back to that level and they're ready for Thailand.

"It's not important who scores the goals, the players do their job and play as the system, and the players are doing really great work so far.