Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Siroki Brijeg vs Aberdeen: Dons still fancied

Kick Off: 1945, 20/07/2017

Stadium: Pecara

Aberdeen are hoping an extra week of preparation can see them get past Siroki Brijeg in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday.

The Dons have made life hard for themselves in Bosnia-Herzegovina after conceding an away goal to draw 1-1 at Pittodrie.

Another week of training and new additions to the squad should help, though, and Aberdeen can still progress. The first of our Siroki Brijeg vs Aberdeen betting tips is for Aberdeen to win at 27/20.

A Look At Siroki Brijeg’s Betting Odds

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes had warned his side they faced a tough test in the first leg and so it proved, with Ryan Christie’s first-half opener cancelled out by Stipo Markovic after the break.

“It’s clear they’re a decent side and they thoroughly deserved the draw,” said McInnes after the game.

“I thought we had the better chances in the early part of the game and missed a couple of chances. But there’s no doubting that tactically they were very good.”

Aberdeen know they must score to have any hope of getting through so we like the look of both teams to score at 21/20.

A Look At Aberdeen’s Betting Odds

Gary Mackay-Steven went straight into the Dons team for the first leg just a day after signing and admitted he “needed an oxygen tent at the end”.

The former Celtic forward told RedTV: “As much as it is a good result for them, I feel we are more than capable of turning this tie around. It is only half-time and we are still confident we can get through.

“At this stage of the season you are never at your top level. These minutes help everyone get that little bit more match sharp. Next week we will also be better from the experience of playing with each other and I think we will be better prepared.”

This should be a tight contest, though, and the last of our Siroki Brijeg predictions is for any team to win by one goal at 6/5.

Additional stats

First-leg result:

Aberdeen 1-1 Siroki Brijeg – Ryan Christie + Stipo Markovic

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