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Aberdeen v Burnley Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

2:13 PM WAT 26/07/2018
Chris Wood Burnley
Our tipster thinks that the Clarets could claim a vital victory when the travel north to take on Derek McInnes' Dons in Europa League qualifying

Burnley's first foray into European football for 51 years will begin with a trip north as Sean Dyche's side face Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Thursday night.

Derek McInnes' Dons were runners-up in the Scottish Premiership last term and they will relish the opportunity to test themselves against a team from the top tier of English football.

Latest odds

It is the Clarets, though, who are chalked up as dabblebet's 4/5 (1.80) favourites to come out on top in Thursday's first leg tie.

The same firm go 16/5 (4.20) that the Dons take a lead to Turf Moor, while the draw is chalked up as a 23/10 (3.30) chance with dabblebet.

Team news

Dyche is still to add to his squad this summer and so Burnley's line-up is likely to have a familiar feel from the team that took the Clarets into this competition by securing a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last term.

Aberdeen lost striker Adam Rooney to Salford City last week and former Carlisle United striker Sam Cosgrove could be charged with leading the line for the hosts on this occasion.

Goals hard to come by?

Burnley scored 36 and conceded 39 goals in their 38 Premier League matches last term and Dyche's team may well want to keep things tight on Thursday.

dabblebet go 3/4 (1.75) that there are fewer than three goals scored in this game, while the odds compilers offer 13/10 (2.30) that the Clarets keep a clean sheet on Scottish soil.

Prediction

The Dons have endured a difficult summer with a number of key men from last season including Rooney, Kari Arnason, Kenny McLean, Greg Stewart and Ryan Christie all leaving the club.

Burnley’s settled squad, therefore, may be better prepared for Thursday's tussle and, therefore, dabblebet's 4/5 (1.80) quote for the visitors to bag a vital victory could represent decent value for punters.

Burnley to win at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet