Aberdeen v Rijeka Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-08-15

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 15th August 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Comeon
Odds: 1.77 (odds taken at 01:57 GMT, 15 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.28 3.54 3.01

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 15th 2019 at 01:57)

Thursday night brings us further action from the 2nd legs of the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League and our next fixture previews a clash between Scottish side, Aberdeen, and Croatian club, Rijeka, as the betting tips continue at Pittodrie.

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Aberdeen Prediction – Can Aberdeen overturn deficit?

The odds look firmly stacked against the Scottish outfit ahead of this 2nd leg at Pittodrie as Aberdeen were handed a 2-0 defeat away at Rijeka in Croatia in last week’s 1st leg of this 3rd qualifying round tie in the Europa League.

The hosts have reached this 3rd qualifying round stage in this competition thanks to earlier round wins against Finnish outfit, RoPS with a 4-2 aggregate win (winning 2-1 in each home and away legs), along with a resounding 6-1 thrashing of Georgian club, Chikhura, in the previous round.

Up until they’d come up against Rijeka, Aberdeen had put together a decent 10-match sequence without defeat in all competitions, a run that also included 7 wins. Since Rijeka though, The Dons also suffered a 1-0 defeat away from home at St Mirren in the Scotish Premiership on the weekend.

However, Aberdeen now return to Pittodrie for this crucial 2nd leg clash where they’re unbeaten in their last 6 matches in all competitions including having won their last 3 matches on the trot. Results at home in the Europa League have also been impressive as Aberdeen have put together an 11-match run without defeat on home turf in this competition.


Aberdeen v Rijeka Over 2.5 goals

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Rijeka Prediction – Can Rijeka avoid defeat?

If the Croatian club avoid defeat in Scotland in this all-important deciding leg then they’ll progress through to the play-offs of this season’s Europa League, thanks to last week’s 2-0 win over their Scottish opponents in the 1st leg at the Stadion HNK Rijeka.

That win over Aberdeen in the opening leg of this 3rd qualifying round tie became Rijeka’s fourth win on the trot in all competitions following victories against Varazdin, Lokomotiva Zagreb and Slaven Koprivnica, all of which were in the Croatian 1.HNL top flight.

However, football is a great leveller and Rijeka suffered defeat on the weekend when they lost 2-0 away at Gorica in the domestic league, so they’ll make their way to Aberdeen on Thursday night looking to avoid back-to-back defeats.

Another defeat on the road seems to hang in the balance for Rijeka as the visitors have managed to register just 1 win out of their last 5 matches on their travels in all competitions, which was a 1-0 win at Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 1.HNL.

3 defeats from their last 4 matches on the road though makes Rijeka far from comfortable favourites to win this 2nd leg, and they’re expected to be facing extreme pressure from the hosts as Aberdeen look to overturn this 2-goal deficit.


Key-Facts – Aberdeen v Rijeka

  • Aberdeen are unbeaten in their last 11 home ties in the Europa League
  • Aberdeen have won their last 3 matches on the trot at Pittodrie
  • Rijeka have won just 1 of their last 5 away matches in all competitions


Betting Tips Verdict

Aberdeen are still in this tie, and the first goal could be pivotal in determining the outcome of this clash.