Betting tips for Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg - 13.07.2017
The second qualifying round for the Europa League kicks off in Scotland with the first-leg match between The Dons, the runners-up of the local cupcake tournament, and Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Aberdeen could only make it to the Scottish Cup final, earning their place in this qualifying round. Derek McInnes is the coach of The Dandies, who have completed 114 years of history this year, but have not won a trophy since then (a smaller one: the Scottish League Cup).
Last season, Aberdeen narrowly qualified for the group stage of this competition, reaching the third round. For this season, the team has a budget of 7.43 million euros, with a short staff (only 19 professional players), with almost half of them foreigners and three members of the Scottish national team. Three are the team reinforcements for this season, for which The Dons have not made any disbursements. Former MK Dons striker, veteran Micky Maynard; And Inverness midfielder Greg Tansey arrive free, while Celtic's young left-back Ryan Christie arrives on loan.
In preparation for this match, Aberdeen have played two friendly matches in the last 10 days, beating St.Johnstone 0-3 and Arbroath 1-3.
Europa League Siroki Brijeg defeated Ordabasy in the first qualifying round by a 2-0 aggregate. The Bosnian side have won only one of their last 9 European matches and that was enough to get into this second round. Goran Sablic is the coach of the team, who knows he has it very difficult to move forward. Still, the current Bosnia-Herzegovina Cup champion (defeated Sarajevo in the final after a penalty shoot-out) has a budget of almost 6 million euros, not far removed from his rival and, like Aberdeen, Has been able to reinforce without spending even a euro, with the arrival of media player Luka Grubisic (from the RNK Split); The midfielder Luka Begonja (loaned by Lokomotiva) and his partner Josip Coric, a very experienced pivot.
Still to debut in an official match, the Siroki played a friendly of preparation, tying 1 front all Zeljeznicar, before his double duel against Ordabay (2-0 at home, 0-0 in the second leg).
It will be the first duel between both teams in official match. A priori, the advantage is for the Scots, who know how to perform much better as locals than as visitors. The Siroki will suffer to keep their goal to zero and can be very bad at the thrust of Aberdeen. The forecast is that, although it will be the Scottish debut this season, they can win the match without conceding a goal.
Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg Prediction: 1/1 3.00
Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Aberdeen vs Siroki Brijeg final score recommendations: 3-0 10.00