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UEFA set to probe new match-fixing report over Dons clash in Riga

By Anthony Joseph, 11 Jul 2014 12.13pm

A SECOND report is to be sent to UEFA claiming Aberdeen FC’s match in Riga was fixed.

The Evening Express can today reveal anti-corruption watchdog FederBet found alleged suspicious activity in the Asian and Eastern European markets during last night’s 3-0 Europa League win over FK Daugava Riga.

On Saturday, it was revealed a dossier was being put together for a UEFA probe into the first leg at Pittodrie, which finished 5-0.

Again, the allegations today are not against the Dons in any way.

FederBet general secretary Francesco Baranca said: “We detected the activity around 20 minutes into the game.

“Before the match the odds were 1/1 (double your money) for more than 2.5 goals in the first half and for the handicap bet of Aberdeen to win the first half -2 goals (Dons to lead by three goals or more).

“At 20-minutes the odds collapsed again to 2/5 for the first half to have more than 2.5 goals in the Asian markets, from one known agency. In the Eastern European markets the handicap bet of Aberdeen to win the first half -2 goals went to 1/3.

“Again, the odds have gone against the mathematics. I can’t believe it’s happened again.”

A spokeswoman for UEFA said they will investigate when they receive the report.