As the SAFF Championships begin, Nepal face hosts Maldives in the first match of the tournament. Both the teams would be looking to start their campaigns on a high, and leave back their otherwise poor form leading up to the tournament.
Nepal vs Maldives: Preview
Nepal will look to dominate the game as they often perform well against Southeast Asian countries and have gained a lot of lessons coming into the tournament. In their previous five games, Nepal have lost four games where they conceded a staggering 16 goals and could find the net themselves only four times. Their only decent result came against India, when they drew 1-1.
On the other hand, Maldives would like to compete with Nepal neck-to-neck as they are hosting the tournament and would be familiar with the conditions. However, Maldives, like Nepal, have lost two and drawn one of the previous three games. They have conceded ten and scored one while this run.
Nepal vs Maldives: Match Timings
The Nepal vs Maldives match is scheduled for an afternoon kick-off at 4:30 PM IST. The time of kick off for viewers in Bangladesh would be 5:00 PM BST.
Nepal vs Maldives: Venue
The Nepal vs Maldives match, like all other SAFF Championship games, will be held at the National Football Stadium, Male. The stadium has a seating capacity of 11,000 spectators.
Nepal vs Maldives: Prediction
Both the teams are struggling to find their form, and it could be a welcome win for either of the team. However, it could end in a goalless draw as both the teams are lacking in both attack and defense.
Nepal vs Maldives: Live Stream
The Nepal vs Maldives match, like all other SAFF Championship games, will be streamed live on the YouTube Live Stream of T-Sports, and it won’t be available in other sports broadcasters.