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Aberdeen v Breidablik betting tips: Dons bid to finish the job

| 11.08.2021
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Preview and odds for Thursday’s Europa Conference League tie

Aberdeen take a first-leg advantage back to Pittodrie after a win in Iceland as we look at some potential Aberdeen v Breidablik betting tips.

The Dons took a step towards the play-off round of the inaugural Europa Conference League after winning the first leg in Iceland 3-2.

Thursday’s second leg is at Pittodrie and kicks off at 7.45pm BST.

Aberdeen v Breidablik match odds

Aberdeen moved closer to a tie with AEL Limassol or Qarabag in the play-offs after a well-deserved win in the first leg.

Stephen Glass’s side are 4/9 to finish the job and win the second leg in 90 minutes.

Christian Ramirez scored either side of Lewis Ferguson’s header, his second coming after Gisli Eyjolfson and Arni Vilhjalmsson drew the hosts level.

Goals were a problem last term – Aberdeen were the fourth lowest scorers in the Scottish Premiership – but the arrival of Ramirez has proved a boost.

He was rested on Sunday, as Aberdeen pulled-out a last-gasp 2-1 win at Livingston to maintain their 100% record after two games in the Scottish Premiership.

Jack McKenzie grabbed the winner in the fourth minute of added time as Aberdeen came from behind at the Almondvale Stadium, Teddy Jenks levelling Bruce Anderson’s first-half opener for the home side.

Aberdeen blew away Sweden’s BK Hacken 5-1 at Pittodrie in the previous round, while Breidablik drew 1-1 at Austria Vienna before beating them 2-1 at home to progress.

Breidablik are 19/4 to win the second leg and are 8/1 to win but concede, while the draw is available at 3/1.

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Aberdeen v Breidablik head-to-head

The first leg proved to be an entertaining contest and both sides to score can be added to Aberdeen v Breidablik betting tips at 4/6.

Aberdeen have scored in 12 of their previous 13 European games at home and it is 2/5 that they score the first goal in the second leg. The Dons are 9/5 to win the second leg but concede.

Glass was pleased with the first-leg win and said: “We controlled things in the second half, they didn’t have too much that troubled us, everything was in front of us, so that was pleasing.

“We were a tired-looking group at the end but they dug a result out which is so important when you go away in Europe. I was very pleased with that response and the resolve the boys showed.”

Aberdeen v Breidablik team news

Against Livingston, Glass made six changes from the side that won 3-2 in Iceland, resting Ramierz, Funso Ojo, Lewis Ferguson, Scott Brown, Calvin Ramsey and Ross McCrorie.

After winning at Livingston, Glass admitted: “The changes were a reaction to last Thursday, far more so than looking towards next Thursday. A couple of the boys had knocks that needed looking after, so it wasn’t a case of trying to be clever by any means, we’re not good enough for that.

“It’s about protecting the players and getting the best out of all of them over a period of time, not just two or three weeks. The physicality of last Thursday’s game, the amount of travelling, that was what played into the selection.”

Aberdeen v Breidablik key battles

Aberdeen will still have some defensive concerns. In the first leg, they conceded two goals in the first half after being 2-0 up and again failed to keep a clean sheet against Livingston.

The hosts are 7/5 to keep a clean sheet this time in Aberdeen v Breidablik betting tips .

However, Breidablik were far from a major threat, despite scoring with two of their three shots on target.

Aberdeen created a host of chances and had eight of their 12 clear shots on target.

The Dons’ midfield looked in control, despite the heavy pitch and in front of their own fans at Pittodrie, will look to finish the job, with Aberdeen 17/10 to win to nil.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham