Tip Aberdeen - HNK Rijeka
Aberdeen go into this game having lost both of their last two games. Last Thursday saw them travel to Rijeka and come away with a 2-0 defeat. It took the home side until the 62nd minute to break the deadlock. 1-0 wouldn't have been a bad result for the Scottish side but the second goal Rijeka scored two minutes from time puts them in real trouble. Their poor form continued with a 1-0 defeat at St Mirren at the weekend in the Scottish Premiership. Home form in the Europa League is good with no defeats in the last 11 played. However, of those 11 games, six have been drawn and that includes a 2-2 stalemate with Rijeka four years ago in this competition.
Rijeka's victory in the first leg was their fourth win in a row. That run ended at the weekend when they lost 2-0 away to Gorica. The result leaves Rijeka in third place, a point behind leaders Dinamo Zagreb. Rijeka don't have the best of form on their travels with only one win in their last five played. In the Europa League, they have just a single victory in the last nine played. Four of the last six have ended level. The tip here is for a double chance bet on Aberdeen to win or draw this game.
Key points Aberdeen - HNK Rijeka
Aberdeen are undefeated in their last 11 home games in the Europa League.
Rijeka have only one win in their last nine away games in this competition.
Both teams have had their fair share of home and away draws in the Europa League.
Conclusion Aberdeen - HNK Rijeka
Aberdeen have a big task on their hands to get into the play-off round. They have a good home record in the Europa League but can they pull back a two-goal deficit. Rijeka aren't that hot on their travels and that gives the Scottish side some hope. Go for a double chance bet on Aberdeen to win or draw this game.
Aberdeen HNK Rijeka Prediction published on August 12, 2019