Undercooked Aberdeen to be stung by the Wasps in our 11/1 Europa Conference League acca

Hibernian should canter to victory but Dons face a far sterner test, while Molde and Copenhagen are set for Scandinavian strolls.

Say what you like about the Europa Conference League but there's no shortage of games in the qualifying rounds, as a whopping 49 matches are set to take place on Thursday evening, from Basel to Bucharest and Gent to Gzira.

Hibernian and Aberdeen provide a strong Scottish interest, but while Hibs have certainly had the luck of the draw, the Dons' opponents are far from minnows.

Hibernian vs Santa Coloma

Hibs received a boost ahead of their season opener with the news that 4,700 supporters would be allowed into Easter Road for their match against Santa Coloma.

And those in attendance should have plenty to cheer for when their team takes on a side who finished third in the Andorran top flight last season.

Hibernian also finished third in the Scottish Premiership, and it's safe to say that can be considered a far greater achievement.

And while Santa Coloma are no strangers to European soccer, they have lost 19 of the 22 matches they have played away from home, and have rarely faced anyone of Hibs' standard.

This really is a slam dunk for the hosts, with a home victory and over 2.5 goals the way to go.

Aberdeen vs BK Hacken

The Dons will also be cheered on by a significant number of their supporters, with 5,665 fans set to be in attendance at Pittodrie for their clash with Swedes BK Hacken.

However, there may be a slight sense of dread among the Aberdeen faithful, as the hosts have played just two pre-season games, failing to win either of them.

And they may also cast an envious glance in Hibs' direction as their opponents are far from pushovers, with Hacken enjoying four straight wins and suffering just one defeat in their last eight games.

We really fancy the Wasps to avoid defeat here, and the Hacken/Draw double chance is our call.

FC Copenhagen vs Torpedo Zhodino

The hosts began their Danish Superliga campaign in disappointing fashion, drawing 2-2 at home to Aalborg and finishing the game with 10 men, but will relish the chance to get that result out of their system against Torpedo Zhodino.

The visitors are 16 games into the Belarusian Premier League season and lie 10th in the table, having won just five of their 16 matches and only two out of six games away from home.

They haven't appeared in European competition in four years and were last seen being brushed aside 3-0 at Rapid Vienna in 2017.

We're expecting a similar result in the Danish capital, with Copenhagen backed to win to nil.

Molde SK vs Servette

One distinct advantage of starting your season early is that you're up and running by the time Europe rolls around, and Norwegiah Eliteserian leaders Molde are in great form, having won six of their last eight games.

They also have a striker at the very top of his game, as Ohi Omoijuanfo has scored twice in each of their last three home matches.

Servette have yet to start the Swiss campaign and have failed to impress in their pre-season friendlies, losing three and drawing one, and we can't see any way they can match their opponent's superior match fitness.

And over 1.5 Molde goals really jumps off the page.

FH Hafnarfjordur v Rosenborg

We've seen a lot of strange nicknames in our time, but Rosenborg's alternative moniker 'The Troll Children' is certainly up there!

However, their experience in UEFA competitions is as imposing as the creatures that inspired their name, having played more European games than any other Norwegian side.

And as they begin their Europa Conference League odyssey with a short trip to Iceland, Rosenborg will be in confident mood after two wins on the spin.

Their Icelandic opponents will be no pushovers, winning both legs against Sligo Rovers in the previous round and backing those results up with a league win last time out.

The hosts have also lost just once on their own patch this campaign, so we're going for both teams to score.