Viking vs Aberdeen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Venue: SR Bank Arena, Stavanger.
It’s been over a decade since Aberdeen accomplished a significant result on the European scene. This year they are trying to reach UEFA Europa League group stages with three obstacles left on their path. The first one is Viking, Norwegian side which is having a rough time to maintain consistency in the last couple of weeks.
Judging by the odds, we are going to see one narrow contest – rates both on home and away win are identical at the moment 2.62.
Aberdeen are known by rock-solid defending in Scotland. They have kept three clean sheets in a row now. On the other hand Viking scored 15 goals in the last five appearances, so we will see which side is going to prevail.
Viking vs Aberdeen Head-to-head
There was only one previous encounter between these two sides. It was a friendly match played five years ago on a neutral venue. Aberdeen have won it 2-1 FT.
Viking vs Aberdeen Prediction
Viking earned them a spot in Europa League after finishing the previous Eliteserien season in 5th position. They always performed much better at this stadium than on the road. This year they are sitting in not so great 8th place with 22 points from 17 games.
Defending stats are looking absolutely awful, conceding almost two goals per match. Veton Berisha is leading the charts when it comes to goalscoring (scored 10 times so far). This is the first European appearance for Viking since 2008 and elimination from Honka.
Aberdeen were forced to participate in the first round as well, but there were zero troubles to eliminate NSI, team from Faroe Islands. The Dons were victorious at home 6-0 FT, with Ryan Hedges being the man of the match, scoring a hat-trick.
Scottish side is also doing really good in their domestic league, having won 12 out of possible 15 points so far. We feel they are much closer to advancing than Viking here.
Viking vs Aberdeen Bet Tips
Aberdeen to qualify @ 1.83
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.03.