Molde to beat Servette @ 13/20
Molde are having a fine season in Norway, sitting five points clear at the top of the Eliteserien after 14 games. After five straight wins, Erling Moe’s side have only taken four points from a possible nine but they do look stronger than their Swiss opponents. Servette finished third in the Super League last campaign and do not travel well, having lost nine of their 18 games on the road.
Dinamo Batumi to draw with BATE Borisov @ 9/4
Georgian side Dinamo Batumi are top of the Erovnuli Liga, two points ahead of Dinamo Tbilisi. They coasted through the first round of this competition with a 7-0 aggregate victory over Tre Penne. Belarusian side BATE have lost only one of 16 league games this term and saw a run of five consecutive clean sheets end on Friday with a 4-3 win at FC Slutsk. The two sides look hard to separate in our Europa Conference League predictions.
Aberdeen to beat BK Hacken @ 7/5
Aberdeen’s pre-season schedule has been hampered by Covid-19 but manager Stephen Glass is confident his side will hit the ground running. Former Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was named as the Dons’ new skipper last week and he will bring plenty of European experience to the side following his glittering career at Parkhead. Aberdeen also started last season’s European campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of NSI Runavik at Pittodrie. Hacken have improved in recent weeks, ending a seven-match winless run in the Allsvenskan with four consecutive victories, but Aberdeen should have too much quality.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk to beat Fola Esch @ 7/20
Shakhtyor are dominating Belarus, having won the title last season and sitting pretty again in their defence. They are a point in front of BATE at the top with two games in hand after winning 13 and drawing one. Shakhtyor tumbled out of Champions League contention after losing 2-0 on aggregate to Ludogorets, as did Fola Esch following a 5-0 second-leg hammering by Lincoln Red Imps. Fola Esch won the Luxembourg National Division last season by a point but Shakhtyor are the big favourites at home in our Europa Conference League predictions.