Konyaspor vs Rizespor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 10:30 UK / 11:30 CET
Venue: Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Konya).
Konyaspor offered a super strong resistance to heavyweights Besiktas last weekend, but were unlucky to concede a stoppage-time goal and lose 3-2 at the end at Vodafone Stadyumu. It was their sixth consecutive league matches without a win, a streak which moved them away from the contention for the top-four finish and a place in Europa League next season.
Anatolian Eagle are now five points short of fourth-placed Trabzonspor and they will be highly motivated to pick up a result in the first match of Saturday Super Lig schedule against mid-table Rizespor. The main reason for a slower run of form for the hosts’ can be found behind injuries of two of their main strikers Adis Jahovic (20 appearances and 6 goals) and Mustapha Yatabare (22 appearances and 5 goals). This duo will likely skip the clash against Rize as well.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Head-to-head
Draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between these two likes.
It happened 13 times in 32 affairs as the visitors lead the H2H tie by a single win.
There was no winner in five of past seven head to head encounters, four of which ended with identical 1-1 scoreline.
Both teams scored in eight of past nine head to head affairs.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Prediction
Rize grew in form significantly after the winter break. Okan Buruk’s men completely ran away from the relegation scrap thanks to a thread of six wins, one draw and one defeat in eight league games in 2019. The lone defeat came in their previous travel against the likes of Fenerbahce, but it was a narrow one (3-2).
Karadeniz Atmacasi kept three clean sheets in last four league matches and they will head into this off the back of a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Kayserispor last weekend. The value is definitely with the visitors who are worth backing not to lose at the odds of 1.75.
Konyaspor vs Rizespor: Bet Tips
Rizespor or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
BTTS @ 1.83 (5/6).