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Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Aberdeen

13th July
19:45
Pittodrie Stadium

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Siroki Brijeg

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Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg predictions ahead of this Europa League qualifier. Can Aberdeen avoid the same fate as Rangers and St Johnstone? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.

Aberdeen - Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Predictions

Both Teams To Score at 11/10
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Correct Score Prediction

Aberdeen 2-1 at 8/1
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Reason For Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Betting Tips

Aberdeen head in to this Europa League qualifier knowing that too many of their domestic rivals have tasted defeat in this competition already. It may only be the second qualifying round, but the Dons are already the only Scottish side left in the competition. An embarrassing exit for Rangers and sloppy displays from St Johnstone have severely dented Scotland’s standing in Europe.

Aberdeen are widely expected to end Scotland’s poor results in this competition, as they’re heavy favourites to see off Siroki Brijeg at home in this qualifying tie. The Bosnian side aren’t a huge European name, but neither were Progres Niederkorn or Trakai. The hosts need to be wary, or they risk being the latest Premiership team to suffer an early exit.

The Dons will need to be worried about their defensive form, having kept two clean sheets in 11 in the Europa League. They’ve found the step up to European football difficult, despite being comfortably the second-best side in Scotland over recent years. They’ve been unable to kick on in Europe with Rangers struggling, but could they make a push for the group stage this season?

We think the visitors will be confident of causing a shock, having seen sides come to Scotland and pick up results. Siroki midfielder Luka Menalo has talked up their hopes, saying that they can shock any side who doesn’t take them seriously.

Aberdeen have seen both teams score in five of their last seven European ties, so we’re backing goals in this tie. The Dons should be able to get on the scoresheet here, but we see more problems for the Scots in Europe. Both teams to score is our tip here, which is well priced at 11/10 with bet365. We’re also going with a 2-1 win for the hosts, which is priced at 8/1 with bet365.

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Head To Head

This is the first clash between these two sides.

Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Stats

Aberdeen have scored in 11 of their last 13 home games, while Siroki have conceded twice in seven of their last nine away European games.

Aberdeen Team News

Aberdeen are looking to start new forward Nicky Maynard here, while Celtic loanee Ryan Christie should return to the side after spending the season at Pittodrie last term.

Siroki Brijeg Team News

Siroki have already been through a two legged tie in the Europa League, so they might be a little ahead of Aberdeen in terms of fitness. After causing an upset against Ordabasy in the last round, they shouldn't make too many changes here.

Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Predictions

Both Teams To Score at 11/10
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Correct Score Prediction

Aberdeen 2-1 at 8/1
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