After losing in their first SAFF championship game, Maldives will meet Bangladesh on 7th to see and recover the heartbreaking loss. However, while that seems impossible for now, they might end up losing 3 consecutive matches that’s including their upcoming India vs Maldives encounter. They are the host of this championship session and were expected to show some competitiveness which may not materialize considering the quality in opponents’ squads. Apart from pushing for a potential draw, Maldives might as well accept their impending fate. With this much and the Sri Lanka one, India could find themselves in position two, hence, qualifying for the playoffs.
India vs Maldives preview
As India talks wins and draws in their head-to-head encounters, Maldives’ statistics are reflecting an 80% loss and 20% draw pattern over the course of the last 5 matches. Despite the home advantage, we don’t see the India vs Maldives prediction going any other way. Previous SAFF championship encounters between these two shows that Maldives has always been the underdog. Therefore, buckle up and wait for an Indian show with the lowest possibility of the hosts turning things around.
India vs Maldives predictions and betting tips
The India straight pick would stick work, but bares a moderate risk. For safety, you could bet India or draw – under the double chance market. On goals, the India vs Maldives match will most likely result in an over 2.5, but select over 1.5 for your bet’s safety.