Aberdeen vs Rijeka
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen).
Aberdeen failed to create much of an impact in their last clash with Rijeka and deservedly succumbed to a 2-0 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle. The teams were inseparable at half time, with neither breaking the deadlock.
However, Rijeka began after the restart on a much stronger note and found the back of the net twice from their seven attempts at goal. On the contrary, the hosts were too busy keeping the visitors out of their defensive third and had to finish the matchup with just one feeble shot on target.
The home team slumped to a second consecutive defeat last week on the road in the league and will have to pull it together fast if they are to salvage their hopes of staying in the competition, as Rijeka are sizing up as the odds on favorite to come out on top in this one.
Aberdeen vs Rijeka Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have previously met each other thrice.
- Both sides have a win apiece from their three meetings.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 in favor of Rijeka.
- Only one out of three clashes have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Aberdeen vs Rijeka Prediction
The hosts are on a two-game losing streak at the moment, both of which saw the squad succumbed to defeat without even getting their names on the scoresheet.
Rijeka, on the other hand, have tasted defeat just once in their last five games in all competitions and not more than three times in their previous ten matchups. Furthermore, it needs saying that Rijeka feature in a much tougher league than Aberdeen, and are also a far more experienced side when it comes to European competitions.
Given that the visitors are already on a two-goal cushion at the moment and the decent form that they are on, it looks more than likely that Rijeka will be walking away with the win on Thursday.
The last clash between the two teams at this venue finished in a 2-2 draw. Additionally, Aberdeen have been faring a lot better in their clashes on home soil and have netted ten goals from their previous three clashes here alone. Considering that Rijeka have not been at their defensive best in their recent trips on the road, expect neither sides to keep a clean sheet by the end of the ninety minutes.
Aberdeen vs Rijeka Betting tips
Full-time result: Rijeka @ 2.60 (8/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).