Antalyaspor vs Rizespor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya.
Antalyaspor made the biggest upset of the season so far by clinching a shocking 2-3 victory against Besiktas away at Vodafone Stadyumu last weekend. They’ll thus try and take advantage of the momentum to make it two wins on the bounce on Sunday evening when the recently-promoted Rizespor come to visit Antalya Stadyumu for the fourth round tie.
The visitors clinched the silverware in the previous term of 1. Lig, but they look to be struggling for a top flight breakthrough at the start of the new season. They took just two points from opening three games failing to score more than one goal in last two matches against Akhisarspor and Erzurum BB. On the positive note, the head coach Ibrahim Uzulmez can be satisfied with the improvements in his side’s defensive displays after the team shipped three goals on the opening day against Kasimpasa at home.
Antalyaspor vs Rizespor: Head-to-head
The two sides met each other this summer in a pre-season friendly which ended in a 2-2 draw.
It marked a streak of seven consecutive H2H outings which saw goals at both ends.
Overall, Antalyaspor lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 18th meeting with Karadeniz Atmacasi.
Antalya won two and drew one of past three official matches against Rize.
Antalyaspor vs Rizespor: Prediction
The hosts will come into this much higher on confidence following the massive victory over Besiktas in the previous round. They have a positive record in the history of H2H games with Rizespor and the head coach Hamza Hamzaoglu has nothing to fear knowing that the league newcomers are yet to pick up the victory at the start of the new season.
The value is very strong with the home win pick at the 2.40 odds, while you can obviously also back Antalya to score two or more goals in the match at 2.10.
Antalyaspor vs Rizespor: Bet Tips
Antalyaspor to win @ 2.40
Antalyaspor Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10.