Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
All eyes will be on Bravida Arena when Hacken and Aberdeen go head to head in the Europa Conference League second qualifying round, return leg. Hacken experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 5-1 defeat at Pittodrie Stadium, and, as a result, they have slim chances of booking their place in the third qualifying round. Per-Mathias Hogmo’s troops have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Aberdeen in the return leg, meaning that yet another high-scoring affair is on the cards.
Both Friberg and Olsson return from domestic bans, while Lindgren, Tuominen, and Youssef are all out of contention with injuries. The Dons, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the return leg, but seeing that they will have a number of opportunities to score on the break, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All MacKenzie, McLenna, and Gurr are pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Funso Ojo ):
Funso Ojo is a Belgium international who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. Ojo was born in Antwerp on August 28, 1991, starting his youth career at Olse Merksem. In 2004 he was spotted by PSV scouts, moving to Eindhoven very soon.
Funso Ojo made 11 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving to Beerschot AC, yet another club from his youth career. The Belgium international played for the likes of Royal Antwerp, Dordrecht, Willem II, and Scunthorpe United before signing a deal with Aberdeen in 2019. Funso Ojo made his Scotland Premiership debut in a 3-2 win over Hearts.
Speaking of his international career, Ojo has one cap with the Belgium U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Belgium senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a defensive midfielder. As his parents are of Nigeria descent, the Aberdeen footballer has a dual citizenship.
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.