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Aberdeen vs Chikhura - Home team backed in handicap market

Aberdeen tipped to ease past Georgian minnows Chikhura at Pittodrie
Aberdeen vs Chikhura
Aberdeen are tipped to make light work of Chikhura in Europa League qualifier (Getty Images)
Tolu Shotade 06 Sep 2019
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Aberdeen vs Chikhura Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Aberdeen are set to secure a comfortable victory when they host Chikhura in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League second round qualifier at the Pittodrie Stadium. The Scots earned a draw in the first leg and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 1.72.

Aberdeen FC Form & Team News


Aberdeen earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Georgia.  They felt behind four minutes before the break but struck back midway through the second half through Sam Cosgrove’s penalty.

The result means Derek McInnes' men remain unbeaten in this year’s Europa League having done the double over RoPS in the previous round. Five wins in their last eight matches has them at odds of 1.25 for a victory on Thursday but with eight goals in their last five matches, a handicap bet should offer more value.

Sam Cosgrove has been excellent for Aberdeen lately having scored in his last four matches. The striker usually features in attack alongside Jon Gallagher and Niall McGinn, both of whom have also impressed in recent outings. 

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Aberdeen have scored 2+ goals in five of their last eight matches (Getty Images)

Chikhura Sachkhere Form & Team News


Chikhura were held to a 1-1 draw at home in last week’s first leg.  They took a first half lead through Giorgi Koripadze's penalty but were unable to hold on for the win and conceded the equaliser after the break.

Samson Pruidze's men have a poor record on the road in the Europa League having claimed just one win in their last eight away matches.  They have suffered five defeats in that run, placing them at odds of 9.00 for a famous win in Scotland while a draw is valued at 5.50.

Mikheil Egremlidze should start in attack for Chikhura, but has failed to score in his last 10 matches. He should be joined by Besik Dekanoidze and Irakli Lekvtadze, who have also struggled in recent outings.

Aberdeen vs Chikhura Head to Head 


Aberdeen and Chikhura had never met prior to last week’s first leg. The Scots were the better team as they had more efforts on goal (5-3) and more corners (4-1).

Aberdeen vs Chikhura Match Up


Sam Cosgrove has been the man in form for Aberdeen with four goals in as many matches. He was on target in the first leg in Georgia and alongside Jon Gallagher and Niall McGinn, will be confident of getting past the Chikhura defence.

In contrast Chikhura have looked poor in attack with their forward players all struggling for goals. Mikheil Egreamlidze is currently on a 10-match goal drought while Besik Dekanoidze has just one goal in that run. 

Sam Cosgrove
Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove is in good form and is expected to play a key role for the hosts (Getty Images)

Aberdeen vs Chikhura Key Statistics 


  • Aberdeen have won 5 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Aberdeen have scored 2+ goals in 5 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Chikhura have lost 5 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
  • Chikhura have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
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Verdict

Having earned a draw in the first leg, Aberdeen are tipped to get the victory on Thursday. They possess enough quality to exploit Chikhura’s poor away form and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 1.72.

Best Bet: Aberdeen -1 Handicap @-138.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Aberdeen Win 2-0 @550 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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