Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki prediction, betting odds and free tips 05/10/2023

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Aberdeen play their first home Europa Conference League group on Thursday night when they take on HJK Helsinki at Pittodrie. The Scottish side narrowly lost their first group match away in Frankfurt and will be banking on their home support to get them over the line in this one. Helsinki are also winless in Group G which makes this a fascinating encounter. Below, we’ll go through some free tips and predictions ahead of the match.

Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki predictions and picks

Aberdeen to win

Aberdeen are the narrow favourites for the match and this is something we can get on board with. After a dire start to the Scottish season, Aberdeen have started to turn their form around and are coming into this one on the back of a huge away win against Rangers in the SPL. That victory was the club’s third consecutive win and that momentum should carry them to another win here in front of their home fans.


While Aberdeen are currently riding a wave of momentum, their opponents on Thursday are certainly more than capable of springing an upset. Helsinki are top of the Finnish Veikkausliiga and barring a collapse over the final two games of the season, they will be lifting their 33rd league title. They have scored a goal in each of their last 12 matches and Aberdeen will do well to keep them out. The home side, meanwhile, have scored in nine of their last 11 matches.

Aberdeen to score first

Big European nights in Scotland typically follow a similar pattern. The home side come out of the traps flying and apply early and intense pressure to their opponents. Thursday night will be no different and we are backing Aberdeen to get the first goal of the game. They have done so in each of their last three matches and manager, Barry Robson will be banking on another quick start here.

Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki: Preview and team news


After a slow start to the season, pressure mounted on manager Barry Robson but he has since turned the club’s fortunes around. Last time out, they overcame Rangers with a 3-1 away win and Robson will be looking to the same players again to turn up here in what will be a huge European night for the club. Winger Jamie McGrath is certainly a player to keep an eye on for this match.

HJK Helsinki

As Finland’s most successful club, it is hardly a surprise that HJK Helsinki are on the verge of yet another league triumph. They are six points clear at the top of the table and need just one more point to be crowned champions. Helsinki lost their opening group match to PAOK but will believe they have more to show, especially as they are so dominant domestically.

Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki head-to-head record and form

This is the first time that Aberdeen and HJK Helsinki have ever played each other. The Finnish outfit do have some experience of playing in Scotland, though, as they have played Celtic on a couple of occasions in different European competitions.

Aberdeen’s form: LLWWW

HJK Helsinki’s form: DWLWW

Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki FAQs

Aberdeen vs HJK Helsinki prediction

  • What competition is the match being played in? The match is part of Group G in the Europa Conference League.
  • What time is kick off? The match will kick off at 20:00 UK time.
  • Who are the favourites? Aberdeen are the pre-match favourites at 17/20.

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