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Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Aberdeen to advance against Faroe Islands club

  • Aberdeen host NSI Runavik in the Europa League qualifiers
  • The Scottish club have won 3 of their last 5 Europa League home matches
  • NSI Runavik have lost their last 11 away matches in the Europa League
  • The Faroe Islands club have scored 4 goals and conceded 38 in that run
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Aberdeen are taking on Faroe Islands club NSI Runavik in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Aberdeen host NSI Runavik in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round on Thursday. The Scottish club are short priced favourites, can they justify that optimism at Pittodrie Stadium?

Aberdeen Form


Aberdeen started the new season with a 1-0 home defeat against Rangers. They had three Scottish Premiership matches postponed after eight players broke lockdown rules.

The Dons returned with a 1-0 win at St. Johnstone. Ryan Hedges scored a late winner in a gutsy performance. 

Derek McInnes’ side won 2-1 against Livingston on Sunday. Lewis Ferguson and Scott Wright established a 2-0 lead after half time as Aberdeen held on for the win.

Aberdeen Team News


Aberdeen centre-back Michael Devlin is out with a hamstring injury. Striker Sam Cosgrove is out until October with a knee injury.

19-year-old striker Ryan Edmondson is out for up to four months after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Left-back Andrew Considine is available after a league suspension. Former Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie continues to start in a three man central defence.

NSI Runavik Form


NSI Runavik finished 3rd in the Faroe Islands Meistaradeildin last season. They have slipped to 4th this season after losing three of their last four league matches.

Glenn Stahl’s side lost 2-0 against KI and at HB before a 1-0 win at IF. Their last Meistaradeildin match was a 2-1 loss against Vikingur.

NSI Runavik had some respite in the Europa League qualifiers where they won 5-1 against Barry Town United. Klamint Olsen hit a hat-trick with Petur Knudsen and Steffan Lokin on target.

NSI Runavik Team News


NSI Runavik have a full strength side available.

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Head to Head


This is the first match between Aberdeen and NSI Runavik.

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Odds


Aberdeen are 1.16 favourites at bet365 with NSI Runavik available at 21.00 at William Hill. A draw can be backed at 9.00.

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Match Up


Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove’s absence is a big loss for the Dons. Manager Derek McInnes has a tough job replacing Cosgrove’s goals with Ryan Edmondson also out injured.

NSI Runavik have really struggled on the road in the Europa League qualifiers. The Iceland club have lost all 11 road trips with 38 goals conceded and 4 scored, including a 6-1 defeat at Hibernian in 2018.

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik Stats


  • Aberdeen are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Aberdeen have won 3 of their last 5 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • NSI Runavik have lost 7 of their last 9 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • NSI Runavik have lost their last 11 away matches with 4-38 goals scored (UEFA Europa League).
  • NSI Runavik have lost by 2+ goals in 6 of their last 7 away matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • NSI Runavik have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away matches (UEFA Europa League).

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik FAQ

Where can I watch the Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik live stream online?

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Where is Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik being played?

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik is being played at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland.

When is Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik being played?

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik is being played at 19:45 BST on Thursday 27 August 2020.

What competition are Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik playing in?

Aberdeen vs NSI Runavik are playing in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

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Verdict

NSI Runavik’s last trip to Scotland ended in a 6-1 defeat at Hibernian. Aberdeen may not hit those heights but should still be too strong for the Faroe Islands club.

Best Bet: Aberdeen Win to Nil Win To Nil @-105.26 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Aberdeen -2 Handicap Handicap @125 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Aberdeen Win 3-0 Correct Score @650 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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