Laos will exchange tackles with the Maldives in a friendly match at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Brunei on Saturday (September 24).

Laos have not played since beating Brunei 3-2 in a friendly in March. Three men got on the scoresheet that day to help them take a three-goal lead in the 33rd minute. Azwan Ali Rahman and Hakeme Said found the back of the net for Brunei, but Laos hung on for the win.

The Maldives, meanwhile, cruised to a 3-0 victory over Brunei in another friendly match on Wednesday. Ibrahim Hassan, Hamza Mohamed and Hassan Raif Ahmed found the back of the net to inspire the Red Snappers to a comfortable win. Francesco Moriero’s men won two matches instantly.

The national team leaves for Brunei to play two international friendlies. Wishing them a good trip 🇲🇻🙏🏽

Laos have won their last two games after seven games without a win. They will face Brunei three days after facing the Maldives.

Head to head Laos vs Maldives and key figures

  • This will only be the third meeting between the two teams.
  • Laos are yet to beat the Maldives, losing one and drawing another.
  • Laos have managed just three wins in their last 20 games, losing 14.
  • The Maldives have managed four wins and two draws in their last ten games.
  • The last six games involving the Maldives have seen at least one team fail to score.
  • Four of Laos’ last five games have produced three or more goals.

Laos vs Maldives Prediction

The Maldives have been in more consistent form and are the historically superior team. Both teams are coming off back-to-back wins and will be confident of a positive outcome.

Laos tend to play high-scoring and free-flowing games, which means they are well placed to take advantage of the relatively porous defense of the Maldives. However, the fact that Laos have yet to beat them might weigh on their minds.

Both teams are likely to find the back of the net in an end-to-end game, but the Maldives should claim a comfortable victory.

Prediction: Laos 1-3 Maldives

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Laos vs Maldives Tips & Predictions

Tip 1 – Maldives winner

Tip 2 – Both teams score

Tip 3 – Over 2.5 goals

By Jordan