Konyaspor vs Rizespor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 5 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium.
Unal Karaman’s men are marginally above the relegation cut-off, but with five match-days still to go before the season ends, they are still in danger. And to further pile on their problems, they are on the road this weekend – where they have been absolutely disastrous all campaign long.
Furthermore, they are taking on the desperate Bulent Korkmaz’s men. They are currently placed in the relegation zone, and they trail by just two points behind their counterparts for the day.
A win this weekend will be hugely beneficial for the home team, as not only will they climb above the cut-off, but as the teams from the 13th to 18th spots are pitted against each other this game week – they will also gain some buffer of points over their competitors.
Likely, expect Konyaspor to make the most of this encounter, and deliver a winning performance.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 16 of the preceding 19 match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Three of the former six games had three or more goals.
- The reverse fixture saw Karaman’s men winning 3-1 at home.
- Nine of the former twelve wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
- The visitors failed to keep clean sheets in all of their h2h meetings at this stadium since 2006.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Prediction
Karaman’s men have been one of the worst teams in the whole competition on the road this campaign – and especially so lately. In fact, they are on a five-game losing run away from home, and they have conceded two or more goals in every single one of these fixtures.
Moreover, they have a total of three wins in such match-ups in the past 16 months, and they have not registered a single victory on the road in the whole of 2020.
On the other hand, their opposite number have lost just once in the preceding five months at home, and they have a great h2h record at this venue over the years.
Taking these observations into account, expect Konyaspor to deliver a great performance this Sunday.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Betting Tips
To Win Either Half: Konyaspor @ 1.60 (3/5)
Konyaspor 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).