Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik
Europa League – Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium.
Let’s face it – a team from the Faroe Islands would be your last bet to win a game, let alone an important fixture, where qualification to the Europa League is on the line.
Runavik are a Faroese football club, and to make things further complicated for them, they do not even have a stadium that is approved by UEFA to host international games. As a result, they are expected to travel to Scotland to take on the Dons.
The hosts for the day had finished fourth in the famed Scottish Premiership the last season, and are firm favorites to make it to the second qualifying round of the Europa.
Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Prediction
Glenn Stahl’s men are from one of the worst leagues in the whole of Europe, and under no circumstance will they or any club from the Faroe Islands Premier League will be expected to win a fixture against a team rated higher than them, let alone against the likes of the Dons.
Derek McInnes’s men have been one of the best in Scotland for some years now, just below the likes of Celtic, Rangers etc. They routinely take on squads of very high calibre, and are much more exposed to the competitive nature of European football.
Moreover, the game takes place at Pittodrie Stadium, the home ground of McInnes’s men, and this alone should be a major obstacle for Stahl’s men. In addition, this is a single-leg tie, and this further improves the chances of the hosts.
Going on, the Faroese club had lost three of their previous five overall match-ups, and had conceded two or more goals in all these three games. Meanwhile, their counterparts are on a two-match winning run, and were unbeaten in five of their last six overall fixtures.
Also note that this sole loss during this stretch had come against Rangers.
By all means, expect Aberdeen to emerge victorious in style this Thursday.
Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Aberdeen/ Aberdeen @ 1.50 (1/2)
Aberdeen -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.75 (3/4).