Tip Aberdeen - Hacken Gothenburg
Aberdeen have drawn both their friendly matches in preseason and will be hoping for a better start to the season when they host Swedish side Hacken in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League. The two face off on Thursday on the back of contrasting runs and Aberdeen will hope home advantage counts, with 5000 fans set to attend. They drew with St. Johnstone and Inverness CT in their friendly matches, which leaves them winless in their last four matches, and they’ve managed just one win in seven. They’ve kept one clean sheet in nine matches, and scored just one goal in the last four games. In their last 20 matches, Aberdeen have scored more than a goal in just two and have failed to score completely in 13. At home, they have one win in their last 10 matches, but have lost just three.
Hacken, on the other hand, head to this game with three straight wins, all with one goal margins. Whereas Aberdeen are just starting their season, with this set to be their opening game, Hacken have been on for a while now. They have even played three matches since the league resumed from a five-week break during Euro 2020. In their last eight matches, Hacken have lost just one game and managed five wins. They will definitely be more match-fit going into this game and with a better scoring run, they should be able to dispatch their hosts. While they have scored in eight of their last 10 matches, Hacken have managed more than one goal in just four of the 10.
Key points Aberdeen - Hacken Gothenburg
Aberdeen have failed to score in three of their last four matches.
Hacken have scored in eight of their last 10 matches.
Aberdeen have one win in their last seven matches.
Hacken have three straight wins going into this game.
Conclusion Aberdeen - Hacken Gothenburg
Aberdeen’s run ahead of this game hasn’t been quite impressive; they have one win in their last seven matches and one goal in their last four. With their domestic season yet to kick off, some rustiness is expected out there. Hacken have three straight wins and the fact that their season is already underway means they will be fitter in this clash. Go for a win for Hacken.
Aberdeen Hacken Gothenburg Prediction published on July 21, 2021