Nepal Faces Uphill Battle Against Bahrain in Second Leg of World Cup 2026 Qualifier

Nepal’s football team faces a daunting task in the second leg of the World Cup 2026 qualifiers against Bahrain on March 27, 2024. After suffering a heavy 5-0 defeat in the first leg, Nepal found themselves struggling to contain Bahrain’s relentless attacks. Bahrain, currently positioned second in the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, is eager to secure another victory against Nepal. Having failed to garner any points thus far, Nepal endured losses against UAE (4-0) and Yemen (2-0) in previous encounters.

Despite boasting a young squad, Nepal has been unable to find the net against Bahrain and has exhibited shortcomings in fundamental skills such as ball retention and fluid gameplay. With only three matches left in the qualifiers, Nepal’s prospects appear bleak. Their lack of experience coupled with their inability to maintain possession or orchestrate cohesive passing sequences has been glaringly apparent.

Historically, Nepal has struggled defensively against West Asian and Arab teams during qualifiers, often conceding a significant number of goals. As the match approaches, scheduled for kickoff at 12:45 AM, Nepal is hopeful of minimizing goal concessions. However, they face an uphill battle against Bahrain’s formidable offense.

“Bahrain vs Nepal Prediction: Bahrain Expected to Win Again”

  • Bahrain’s strong performance and previous 5-0 victory suggest they’ll likely dominate.
  • Nepal’s recent losses and lower ranking position make an upset unlikely.
  • Prediction: Bahrain to win, possibly with a 2-0 scoreline.
  • Bahrain secured a convincing 5-0 win against Nepal in their first-ever meeting.
  • Bahrain boasts three victories in their last four matches, with just one loss.
  • Nepal’s woes continue as they suffer their fourth consecutive defeat, losing all three 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
  • Nepal’s struggles extend to winning just one out of their last eight games.
  • Ranked 82nd globally, Bahrain outpaces Nepal, positioned at 175th in the FIFA Rankings.

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