class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In strong form in the Allsvenskan, Al Hain-Cole thinks Hogmo's team will provide the Dons with a tough test at Pittodrie in the Conference League
Aberdeen will be hoping to make the most of home advantage when they welcome Hacken to Pittodrie in Thursday’s UEFA Europa Conference League qualifier.
Stephen Glass’ men will welcome back a partial capacity crowd for the first time in 17 months as they look to earn a first-leg lead to take with them to Sweden.
Aberdeen vs Hacken latest odds
Having won their last home game in European competition 6-0 against NSI Runavik last year, Aberdeen are available at 23/20 (2.15) with bet365 to give the returning fans something to celebrate by coming out on top.
Hacken have one won one of their last 11 fixtures in continental competition but can be backed at 2/1 (3.00) to take the upper hand in this tie with a victory in Scotland.
Just one of the hosts’ last 14 European games have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them playing out a stalemate in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
N/A Red TV
The game is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). However, Red TV will be streaming the game live online.
Aberdeen vs Hacken team news
New signings Jack Gurr, Teddy Jenks, Scott Brown, Christian Ramirez and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas are all in line for debuts, although Declan Gallagher will have to wait for his as he serves a suspension following the red card he picked up in Motherwell’s 3-0 Europa League defeat to Hapoel Beer-Sheva last summer.
Delaho Irandust is available once again after making a match-winning return from injury in Friday’s victory over Norrkoping, while new signing Samuel Gustafson is also in contention following his arrival from Torino.
Aberdeen vs Hacken preview
This tie looked a lot less ominous for the Dons when it was made a month ago, with the Swedish side sitting rock bottom of the Allsvenskan.
However, the appointment of Per-Mathias Hogmo has had a galvanising effect, with the veteran Norwegian manager overseeing three wins from three league matches.
That extra match sharpness could prove a major advantage over their Scottish counterparts, who have been forced to cancel pre-season friendlies against Cove Rangers and Reading due to Covid outbreaks in the opposition camps.
Aberdeen vs Hacken tips & predictions
In strong form and with more match practice under their belts, draw no bet odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem generous on Hacken spoiling the party against a new-look Aberdeen team.
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