Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Aberdeen will look to extend their winning run to four games in all competitions when they take on Helsinki in the Conference League group stages round 2. The Dons did well to shock Scottish powerhouse Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday (3-1) and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-oriented approach against HJK. Both James McGarry and Shayden Morris are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Finns, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their Conference League opener, with the team losing to PAOK (2-3) in front of home fans. As Aberdeen have been showing signs of improvement of late, we predict that HJK are going to return to Finland empty-handed. Both Iliev and Maenpaa are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Aberdeen):
Nicknamed the Dons, Aberdeen are professional football club that compete in the Scottish Premiership. Pittodrie Stadium is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 20,866 spectators. The Dons were one of the dominant forces in Scottish football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, with the team winning three Scottish League titles from 1980 to 1985.
However, Aberdeen clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1954/55 season, with the team finishing the process three points clear of Scottish giants Celtic. The club’s biggest success came in the 1982/83 season when they defeated the famous Spanish club Real Madrid 2-1 in the title game. Later in 1983, Aberdeen won the UEFA Super Cup as they defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 at Volksparkstadion.
The Dons are well known for their red home kit, while away shirt has a shiny gold base colour. Inverness Caledonian are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the North derby.