Sporting Club de Portugal awaits in the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, as Viking and Aberdeen clash in the second qualifying round match at the Viking Stadium in Stavanger in Norway. The hosts are struggling for consistency in their recent matches and face a goalkeeper crisis, while the visitors are looking to get back on the European scene after more than a decade.
Viking finished fifth in the Norwegian top-flight season last year. This is the first European appearance from Viking and they hope they can build on their recent form. Viking are unbeaten in five matches in all competition winning the last three. These matches have seen impressive scoring run for the Viking with 15 coming in those. Additionally, they have won three of their last five away matches, losing just once.
Aberdeen have won their last five matches in all competition, four of which have come with a clean sheet. The visitors, though, have struggled in the Europa League for impact. They have won their last Europa League match 6-0, but have lost the two prior matches. Interestingly, the Scottish side has struggled to be consistent on their travels in the Europa League. Aberdeen have won just one of their last five Europa League away matches, losing three and drawing one.
The two sides bring contrasting form to this match. Aberdeen have been successful in the domestic league and have been picking up clean sheets. Viking, on the other hand, have been in impressive scoring form with 15 goals in their last five competitive matches. Something has to give up and we expect the visitors to continue their good form. Back Aberdeen to win and qualify.