Aberdeen vs BK Hacken Predictions

Aberdeen vs BK Hacken predictions ahead of this tie in Europa League qualifying on Thursday night. Can the Dons get the job done after their impressive recovery in Sweden last week or will be the Swedish champions to qualify for the group stages? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Aberdeen vs BK Hacken Predictions


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A Europa Playoff Teeming with Potential

Key Stats
– Aberdeen rallied back from a two-goal deficit in their last encounter with Hacken.
– Hacken have conceded eight goals in their last two matches across all competitions.
– Bojan Miovski has been involved in crucial goals for Aberdeen in their last two games.

Thursday night at Pittodrie promises fireworks as the Scottish stalwarts, Aberdeen, lock horns once more with Swedish contenders, Hacken. With a precious spot in the Europa League group stage at stake, fans are in for a real treat after the thrilling 2-2 draw witnessed in Gothenburg.

In last week’s encounter, Aberdeen showcased their resilience by clawing back from a two-goal deficit to level terms. The Swedes’ Amor Layouni and Ibrahim Sadiq seemed to have sealed the deal with their strikes. However, Bojan Miovski and Nicky Devlin had other plans, ensuring that the reverse fixture in Scotland would be tantalisingly balanced.

Recent Form & Performance Analysis

Barry Robson’s Aberdeen have had their fair share of drama this season. Despite having to battle on away soil for most of their fixtures, they’ve shown spirit. The 100th-minute penalty against St Mirren – converted by Miovski after a slightly chaotic execution – stands testament to that fighting spirit. Yet, it’s clear that the team needs to shift gears when they play in front of their ardent supporters if they wish to surpass Hacken over two legs.


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Hacken’s head, Per-Mathias Hogmo, has had his own set of challenges. After reminding everyone of the growth his side has undergone since their previous meeting with Aberdeen, the first leg showed Hacken’s intent, at least for 70 minutes. The latter stages of the match and their recent 4-2 derby loss to IFK Goteborg indicate a chink in the armour. A slip-up now could prove costly, not just in Europe but also in their domestic title chase.

Tactical Shifts and Line-ups

Aberdeen’s recent injuries have slightly hampered their progress. With Rhys Williams out with a back injury, the defensive shifts see Angus MacDonald back in contention. A potential tweak might have Nicky Devlin partnering with Slobodan Rubezic and Jack McKenzie at the back, allowing Shayden Morris to provide more width.

Meanwhile, Hacken’s Johan Hammar’s suspension necessitates some rejigging. Either Simon Sandberg or Franklin Tebo Uchenna will likely fill the defensive void. Mikkel Rygaard and Amane Romeo might also have roles to play, while Sadiq, the team’s leading scorer, will be pivotal in attack.

Key Players

Aberdeen’s mainstay has been Bojan Miovski, whose BettingTips4You Expert Rating stands at a commendable 6.87. Having netted crucial goals already, his form will be vital. Players like Ryan Duncan and Jonny Hayes have also been standout performers, earning ratings of 7.40 and 7.00, respectively.

On the other side, Hacken will be looking towards Ibrahim Sadiq and Amor Layouni. With Sadiq leading the goal tally and Layouni not far behind, their attacking prowess will be the Swedes’ best shot at glory.


1. Both Teams to Score: YES

The previous encounters between Aberdeen and Hacken have provided a plethora of goals. The 2-2 draw in Gothenburg last week not only showcased the offensive capabilities of both teams but also some vulnerabilities in defence. This makes a case for the ‘Both Teams to Score’ market.

Aberdeen, while being resilient, showed defensive lapses in their recent games. Despite their heroic comeback in Gothenburg, they had to come from two goals down, implying a shaky defence against the Swedish side’s aggressive play. This is further supported by Aberdeen’s recent draw against St Mirren where they snatched a point in the dying moments, suggesting a persistence to the final whistle but also a susceptibility at the back.

On the other hand, Hacken, despite taking a strong lead in the first leg, squandered a two-goal advantage. Their recent 4-2 defeat against IFK Goteborg where they conceded four goals in just over 50 minutes further stresses on their defensive concerns.

Given both teams’ attacking prowess and defensive vulnerabilities, it is reasonable to predict that both Aberdeen and Hacken will find the back of the net in the upcoming tie.

2. Correct Score Prediction: Aberdeen 3 – 2 Hacken

The goal-scoring patterns and defensive records of both teams point to a high-scoring affair. Aberdeen’s come-from-behind mentality, evidenced in their recent matches, and their drive to make history by entering the Europa League group stage for the first time, is expected to push them to take the offensive lead. Their home advantage and past record, including a notable 5-1 victory over Hacken at Pittodrie, further strengthens the belief that they could come out on top.

However, Hacken’s recent goal-scoring form, coupled with Aberdeen’s defensive lapses, suggests that the Swedish side will not be silenced easily. Hacken’s performance in the Allsvenskan, where they’ve netted 52 goals in 21 matches, demonstrates their offensive might.

Considering these factors, a 3-2 victory in favour of Aberdeen seems like a feasible outcome, ensuring a thrilling encounter packed with goals.

3. Goal Scorer Prediction: Ibrahim Sadiq

When it comes to individual talents on the pitch, few have stood out as consistently as Hacken’s Ibrahim Sadiq. With 12 goals to his name in the current squad, he has shown an eye for goal and has been the standout performer in Hacken’s frontline. His goal in the previous leg against Aberdeen adds to the belief that he will be a significant threat once again.

His pace, ability to exploit spaces, and clinical finishing make him a constant menace for opposition defences. Given Aberdeen’s recent defensive challenges and the importance of the upcoming tie, it’s highly probable that Sadiq will find an opportunity to score, further solidifying his position as a pivotal player in Hacken’s squad.


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