Aberdeen host Hacken in the first leg of their Europa Conference League second qualifying round match. New rules in Scotland mean that there will be 5000 fans able to be in attendance for this game. The hosts have had a couple of pre-season friendlies at home to Inverness and St Johnstone, both ending in score draws. They had a poor end to last season with a couple of league defeats. Aberdeen will be hoping for some success in this new competition. They were knocked out in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League for the past eight seasons. Their last decent run was when getting to the third round of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup. Home form has seen only one loss in their last ten European fixtures. Recent home form is poor though with no win since April.
Hacken have the advantage that the Allsvenskan is well underway. They have played 11 league games and are currently eighth in the table. Form is good with their last three league games all won, the last two on the road. They have never made it to the group stages of a European competition. Last season saw them lose to AZ at this stage of the Europa League. Only one of their last seven away European games have been won. They have failed to score in four of their last five away matches in Europe. A bet on under 2.5 goals looks to be the one to make for this fixture.