Goztepe vs Rizespor Prediction & Match Preview

Goztepe vs Rizespor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Gürsel Aksel Stadyumu (Izmir).

Despite some recent struggles, Goz Goz have a strong record at home, and they are placed much higher in the table than the relegation-threatened Black Sea Sparrowhawks. On top of that, the guests of the day have a terrible record on the road as well. Likely, expect Goztepe to deliver a win this Tuesday.

Goztepe vs Rizespor Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a goalless draw.
  • Three of the former five wins had gone to Goz Goz.
  • The Sparrohawks failed to score goals in three of the past five fixtures.
  • Since 2002, the hosts hold a 100% unbeaten record at this venue.
  • It’s been eight years since the home team have conceded a goal at this stadium.

Goztepe vs Rizespor Prediction

Goz Goz lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Kasimpasa. It was their third defeat in a row, and this has made the squad desperate for a victory this Tuesday. They are a respectable mid-table team, and such a worrying streak cannot be allowed to continue.

Meanwhile, the Sparrowhawks lost 2-1 on the road against Ankaragucu. It was the eighth winless game on the trot for the former, and has increased pressure upon the players to deliver in the coming game weeks. They are already stuck in the relegation zone, and they have nine games remaining.

As things stand, consider that Goz Goz were unbeaten in nine of their past ten home fixtures, and the sole loss in the period had come against Basaksehir. They are also placed relatively higher in league standings, while their counterparts are in the relegation zone. 

In addition, the Sparrowhawks were winless in 14 of their previous 16 overall games, and were so in 15 of their preceding 18 away fixtures. They had also lost nine of their prior thirteen matches away from home. 

Most importantly, Goz Goz hold a 100% unbeaten record at this venue against this opponent since 2002, have not conceded against them since 2012, and have never failed to score here. Considering all these observations, it’s expected that Goztepe will record a dominating win at the Gürsel Aksel Stadyumu.

Goztepe vs Rizespor Betting Tips

  • Goztepe to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • To Score in First Half: Goztepe @ 1.80 (4/5).


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