Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th July 2019

Dons can handle away day pressure

Europa League Betting

Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Betting Tips – Europa League, 18th July 5.00pm

Aberdeen we’re cruising to a comfortable home win in the first leg of this Europa League first qualifying round tie. But they conceded an away goal in stoppage time which means that they have some work to do. It’s off to Finland on Thursday night for them to try and build or at least maintain their 2-1 advantage. Read our predictions for Rovaniemi v Aberdeen.

Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Betting Odds*

Aberdeen evens
Rovaniemi 2/1
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 15th, 2019 at 7:16 p.m.)

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Rovaniemi News and Form

The Finnish side RoPS do have something of an advantage in this tie. That is because their new domestic season started in April. So they are match fit whereas Aberdeen are coming in cold and rusty. Still, that doesn’t help quality at all and Rovaniemi don’t have form behind them. They have only secured the four victories all season across the sixteen games from all competitions (D3 L9).

Aberdeen 2-0 correct score


So really they shouldn’t be posing a major threat to their Scottish opponents. RoPS have not been beyond the second qualifying round of the Europa League before. In 2016 they did make it past the first qualifying round with an aggregate win over Shamrock Rovers. They have won one of their last five European ties.

Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Head to Head

The first leg of this tie was the first meeting between the two sides


Key-Facts – Rovaniemi v Aberdeen

  • RoPS have lost four of their last five European ties
  • Aberdeen have lost four of their last six European away games
  • The Finnish side have won four of sixteen games this season


Aberdeen News and Form

Niall McGinn and Sam Cosgrogve put Aberdeen comfortably 2-0 up in the first leg of this tie on home soil. But then the Dons couldn’t close out with a clean sheet, conceding in the 93rd minute. Will, that prove to be a costly away goal given up by Aberdeen? On the same day as that game, boss Derek McInnes had agreed to a new deal with the club.

They have been busy in the summer transfer market but only two of their new players were in action in the first leg of this tie, John Gallagher and Ryan Hedges. Aberdeen had plenty of chances at Pittodrie to have been sitting far more comfortable than this. But they kept bumping into an inspired RoPS keeper Reuguero who had a great game. Aberdeen have lost their last two away games in Europe (both by a two-goal margin) and four of their last six.

Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 5/6
Aberdeen to win outright at even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 15th, 2019 at 7:16 p.m.)

Rovaniemi v Aberdeen Predictions

Aberdeen to win: The Dons shouldn’t be hurt by that shipped away goal from the first leg. They will likely get some decent chances in this second leg to kill off the tie. Aberdeen to win, despite their poor European away form, looks decent enough.