Rijeka vs Aberdeen
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion HNK Rijeka (Rijeka).
Rijeka have bounced back in fashion, after losing out on the Super Cup by the narrowest of margins to Dinamo Zagreb, and are currently unbeaten in all of their three games so far in the new season.
The squad picked up a very convincing 3-1 win in their last matchup at this venue, while on the road they tasted success with a 1-0 scoreline.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, opened their account in their new domestic campaign in a five-goal thriller with Hearts at home, which finished 3-2 in their favor at the end of the ninety minutes. The away side have not admitted defeat in their recent clashes either and earned their spot in the qualifiers with a 6-1 aggregate victory over Chikhura in the previous round.
The visitors will be in for tough maiden clash on Thursday though, as they will be traveling to take on Rijeka on home soil, where they are undoubtedly at their best.
Rijeka vs Aberdeen Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have met each other over two legs in this same competition.
- The scores were tied at 2-2, the last time the two teams met.
- Rijeka have never kept a clean sheet against this side.
- Both of their last two meetings have been high scoring ones.
Rijeka vs Aberdeen Prediction
The home side have been impressing in the league with three out of three wins and have scored six goals as of now, five of which came on home soil.
Additionally, Rijeka’s last defeat at this venue dates way back to the start of February this year, while the squad have also come out on top with a clear advantage in eight of their last eleven matchups.
The away side have not been consistent in ensuring a winning run of form, and have tasted success just twice in their previous four trips on the road.
Given the stellar form that Rijeka is on at home, it looks fairly evident that Aberdeen’s chances of taking the win in this one are less than bleak.
The visitors have scored not more than six goals in their last five games, all of which came against moderately easy teams. Considering that the Rijeka have not let in more than one goal each in their last ten games here, expect a low scoring clash, with the hosts likely to wrap things up with less than 2.5 goals on the scorecard in this one.
Rijeka vs Aberdeen Betting tips
Full time result: Rijeka @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).