Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (Edinburgh)
Aston Villa will start their European Cup campaign with a clash against Hibernian in the decisive round of the Conference League qualification. Will Unai Emery's team be able to decide everything after the away game? Let's find out.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Last season, Hibernian finished fifth in the Scottish Championship, which allowed them to start in the Conference League qualification. Before meeting with Aston Villa, the Scottish team passed Andorran Inter Club d'Escaldes (7:3 at the end of two matches) and Swiss Lucerne (3:1 at home, 2:2 away).
In the new national season, Hibernian lost twice in the Scottish Championship - 2:3 to St. Mirren and 1:2 to Motherwell, and beat Wright Rovers (2:1) in the round of 16 of the League Cup finals.
The team at the start of the season held two completely different matches. First, Aston Villa in the first round of the EPL with a crushing loss away to Newcastle 1:5. Then Aston Villa convincingly rehabilitated on their field in the second round, beating Everton 4:0. In the match with Everton, Aston Villa was more like themselves than in the game with Newcastle, given that before the defeat, Villa had a series of nine matches without a loss.
Expert Betting Tips
It is unlikely that Aston Villa will go to the away match with Hibernian in the main squad. Still, even in a half-reserve combination, Birmingham can achieve a confident victory - the class of the opponents is not comparable. Accordingly, we bet on Unai Emery's team and expect a successful performance. Both teams this season, including Aston Villa in the friendlies before the start of the season, play almost exclusively high-scoring games.