Aberdeen v Burnley Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 26th July
Ben Levene (@BenLevene96) previews Aberdeen v Croatia and provides us with his best bets for Thursday’s Europa League qualifier, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Aberdeen v Burnley Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 26/07/18
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Pittodrie Stadium
- Channel: BT Sports
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are back in action nice and early after earning European status in an impressive campaign.
They travel across the border to meet an Aberdeen side who are having a crack at Europa League qualification for a fifth consecutive season.
Derek McInnes’ side have been in the news recently, with frontman Adam Rooney opting to join National League spenders, Salford City.
Claret stopper, Nick Pope, returned to training on Tuesday following his spell with England in Russia, so Sean Dyche has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.
Six of Aberdeen’s last seven home games last season saw under 2.5 games, a feat that was notorious in clashes featuring tough-to-beat Burnley. Only the Premier League’s top-five conceded fewer goals than Dyche’s bunch last season.
Interestingly, Burnley’s flight was delayed meaning that Dyche’s pre-match press conference had to be cancelled.
The winner of this tie will face Istanbul BFK in the next round.
Burnley have a full field of players to choose from.
Aberdeen will be without Scott Wright. Mark Reynolds and Frank Ross will also be absent.
Potential Aberdeen Starting XI: Lewis, Logan, McKenna, Considine, Shinnie, Tansey, Gleeson, Forrester, McGinn, Mackay-Steven, May.
Potential Burnley Starting XI: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, Brady; Hendrick; Wood
Head To Head
- The pair have not met competitively before.
Key Stats & Facts
- Six of Aberdeen’s last seven home games have seen Under 2.5 goals.
- Burnley conceded the fewest goals outside the Premier League’s top-five last season.
- Aberdeen 4/1
- Draw 5/2
- Burnley 3/4
A low scoring tie is expected given the duo will battle over two-legs. There may be some post-season rustiness too. Ultimately, Burnley are the superior side, and we can back that to show through.