The Thais, currently 119th in the FIFA World Ranking, barely made the group stage with a narrow 3-2 aggregate win over Palestine, who are ranked 166th.
That didn't stop team manager Anucha Nakasai from raising hopes of his nation's progress in the World Cup qualification in a group with Australia, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
He gave his analysis to the Bangkok Post: "They are admittedly all strong teams but at least we didn't get Japan or South Korea,
"Australia play a high standard of football, but I think we can give them a good game.
"The Australian players are tall but they are a bit slow. I think we have the speed with our short-passing game to upset them, but of course it will be difficult.
He added on Saudi Arabia: "They have lost a lot of their best players and I think we can take them on without any problem.
"If we can get six points from Oman we have a good chance of advancing."
Thailand, coached by German Wilfried Schaefer, will begin their quest of qualification on 2nd September away against Australia.