RoPS v Aberdeen Betting Tips: 2, 2019-07-18

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 18th July 2019
Kickoff: 1700hrs
Pick: Aberdeen win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.65 (odds taken at 06:20 GMT, 18 July 2019)

1 X 2
5.30 3.82 1.65

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 18th, 2019 at 06:20 a.m.)

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The 2nd legs of the 1st round matches of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and our next featured match sees Finnish outfit, RoPS, taking on Scottish side, Aberdeen, as the betting tips continue at the Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä.

Rovaniemi Prediction – Can RoPS finally win home tie?

The recent poor results for Rovaniemi continued in last week’s 1st leg of this 1st qualifying round of the Europa League against Aberdeen.

The Finnish top flight club stumbled to a third defeat in four matches when they were handed a 2-1 loss at Pittodrie.

This defeat came on the back of two previous defeats to Honka and Mariehamn in the Finnish Veikkausliiga in 1-0 and 2-1 losses respectively.

Indeed, only a 0-0 draw at home with KPV has spared Rovaniemi’s blushes and 4 losses on the trot as they were held to a disappointing draw on home turf.

RoPS return to their Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä for this decisive 2nd leg but there’s no guarantees that the hosts will get a result here on Thursday night.

The hosts have failed to win any of their last 5 matches on home soil, losing 3 and drawing 2, so the visit of Aberdeen will be another tough test.

A limited Europa League history has seen RoPS draw their previous 3 home ties in the Europa League with Asteras, Shamrock Rovers and Lokomotiva Zagreb, all in 1-1 draws.


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Aberdeen Prediction – Can Aberdeen hold onto lead?

Last week’s 1st leg 2-1 win at Pittodrie against tonight’s hosts, RoPS, extended Aberdeen’s unbeaten run to 6 matches in all competitions.

Scottish Premier League wins over Hearts and Hibernian towards the end of last season as well as friendly and Europa League wins should give the visitors confidence.

A club friendly 2-0 win away at Peterhead was followed by the 1st leg victory against RoPS, while results away from home have also been impressive of late.

The Dons have won 4 of their last 5 matches on their travels with wins recorded at Dundee, Kilmarnock, Hibernian and Peterhead.

In fact, Aberdeen have suffered just 2 defeats out of their last 15 matches on the road, and they look in good shape to continue this form in Finland here.

However, Aberdeen will need to improve upon recent excursions away from home in the Europa League as they’ve lost 5 of their last 7 on their travels.

The previous two road trips have resulted in defeats at Cyprus side, Apollon, along with last season’s 3-1 loss at Premier League outfit, Burnley.


Key-Facts – RoPS v Aberdeen

  • RoPS have failed to win any of their previous 5 matches on home turf
  • Aberdeen have suffered just 2 defeats out of their last 15 matches on the road
  • Aberdeen have lost 5 of their last 7 away matches in the Europa League


Betting Tips Verdict

RoPS have been in disappointing form of late and Aberdeen should just about edge this one in Finland.