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Aberdeen vs Häcken match preview
Following last Thursday’s thoroughly entertaining first leg in Göteborg, this tie is firmly on a knife-edge.
BK Häcken looked as though they were going to make home advantage count at Bravida Arena, taking a 2-0 lead, with Amor Layouni breaking the deadlock, before Ibrahim Sadiq converted a penalty.
But then, Aberdeen struck twice in four minutes, thereby salvaging a draw, with Bojan Miovski pulling off a stunning volley, before turning provider, playing in Nicky Devlin and he cooly slotted home an equaliser.
2-2 it finished in Sween, meaning it’s winner takes all at Pittodrie.
Having finished third in last season’s Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen are guaranteed to feature in a first UEFA group stages since 2007 next month.
The Dons did hammer Häcken 5-1 at home just two years ago, and would certainly take a similar scoreline again here.
At the weekend, Barry Robson’s side held St Mirren to a 2-2 draw in Paisley, with Miovski converting a penalty in the tenth minute of injury time, although the Reds are still winless in the Premiership.
Nevertheless, no Aberdeen supporter will care too much about that if their team can get through here and book their place in Friday’s Europa League group stages draw.
BK Häcken meantime won their very first Allsvenskan title in 2022, currently second with nine games to go of this season, following Sunday’s 4-2 defeat against rivals IFK Göteborg at Gamla Ullevi.
In Europe, Per-Mathias Høgmo’s team were knocked out of Champions League qualifying by KÍ Klaksvik, dumped out on penalties, before hammering Žalgiris Vilnius 8-1 in this competition.
That demolition means the Wasps are guaranteed to make their European group phase debut next month, but will this be in the Europa League or Europa Conference League?
Can Aberdeen make home advantage count at Pittodrie?
Aberdeen team news
Barr Robson made just two changes for Sunday’s trip to St Mirren, with both Shayden Morris and Ryan Duncan expected to return at wing-back.
This back three shape is designed to get Duk and Bojan Miovski up front together, so can they get the goals that’ll lead the Dons to victory?
Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Roos; Devlin, Rubežić, MacKenzie; Morris, Shinnie, Polvara, Duncan; Clarkson; Duk, Miovski.
Häcken team news
Centre-back Johan Hammar is suspended, having been sent off in stoppage time last Thursday, so Franklin Tebo Uchenna will come in to deputise.
Srđan Hrstić scored twice in their previous European away game, a 3-1 victory in Vilnius, and will remain Häcken’s main goal-threat.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Abrahamsson, Sandberg, Tebo Uchenna, Hovland, Friðriksson; Rygaard, Gustafson, Romeo, Sadiq, Layouni, Hrstić.