Jul 3, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Pittodrie Stadium
Daugava Riga
Logan (33'), McGinn (49'), Rooney (52' pen., 90'), Hayes (73')
Rooney (38')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Zils (14'), Savenas (15'), Knapis (19'), Flora (45'), Kucys (51'), Tomkevicius (52'), Joksts (60')
Zils (55'), Kucys (81')

Preview: Aberdeen vs. Daugava Riga

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
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Sports Mole previews Aberdeen's Europa League qualifying first leg at home to Latvian outfit Daugava Riga.

Aberdeen start their Europa League qualifying campaign on Thursday when they host Latvian outfit Daugava Riga in the first leg of their first-round tie.

The Dons secured a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership table last season, holding off a challenge from Dundee United for the chance of European football.

Derek McInnes's side recently enjoyed a 7-0 friendly win over Arbroath in their preparations for Thursday's fixture.

McInnes is likely to name a similar lineup that saw Aberdeen cruise to a comfortable victory over their fellow Scots.

Meanwhile, Riga are currently in the middle of their league season, where they sit in seventh position in the table.

Recent form

Aberdeen: DWLDWW

Daugava Riga: WWLDLW

Possible starting lineups

Aberdeen: Langfield; Logan, Anderson, Reynolds, Jack; Robson, Flood, Pawlett, McGinn; Rooney, Hayes

Daugava Riga: Krumins; Joksts, Mendy, Tomkevicius, Savenas; Kucys, Vitolnieks, Zils, Blanks; Flora, Knapsis

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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