Well that wasn’t the worst way to settle any nerves at Pittodrie, was it?
After being tasked with adding a little stardust into the Aberdeen attack this season, new manager Stephen Glass was left beaming from ear to ear last week as his side notched up a 5-1 first leg lead against BK Hacken.
The Dons struggled in front of goal all of last season – netting just 33 in 38 league outings – but the future looks bright under the tutelage of the former Premier League midfielder, as Aberdeen look to press home their advantage on Thursday evening.
Glass has insisted his side won’t sit on their healthy advantage inside the Bravida Arena, so goals could well be the order of the day once again in this Europa Conference League qualifier.
We’ve knocked up a tasty Bet Builder at 7/1 for Thursday night’s clash:
- Aberdeen or Draw Double Chance
- Most goals to be scored in the 1st half
- Both teams to score
BK Hacken v Aberdeen Bet Builder Betting Tip:
Aberdeen or Draw Double Chance
It’s hard to ignore a result as emphatic as 5-1.
Aberdeen bossed last season’s third placed Allsvenskan side on home turf, raising all expectations of Dons fans across Scotland.
Hacken were unarguably the more prepared side having begun league proceedings in Sweden, but even with a limited pre-season, Aberdeen were able to flex their muscles at Pittodrie.
If summer signing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas shines again on Thursday, it’s easy to see Aberdeen avoid defeat and advance at a real canter.
Most goals to be scored in the 1st half
Realistically, Hacken will know if there is life in the tie by the time of the half-time whistle.
There’ll be pressure on the Swedish side to come flying out of the traps inside the Bravida Arena, with a lively first half likely.
Backing most goals to flow in the opening 45 minutes makes sense.
Both teams to score
Hacken haven’t kept a competitive home clean sheet in 2021, and after shipping five last week, don’t expect this run to come to an end.
Aberdeen start their Scottish Premier League campaign at the weekend and will be looking for some momentum to take into their domestic league.
In a fixture where Hacken will have to commit men forward, the BTTS market is a no-brainer.