Rizespor vs Ankaragucu
Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).
The Black Sea Sparrowhawks are finding it hard to play against the big boys of the top tier in Turkey. The newly promoted team are already in the relegation zone after 13 rounds.
With 6 defeats in those 13 games, they are 18th in the table. This is mainly due to their poor defense which has given away 20 goals. The 6 draws that they played out was also due to their inability to defend their own goal. At present they are without a win in the last 6 matches in the league, which includes 3 defeats in a row. They don’t have a clean sheet in their last 7 competitive matches, which is not a surprise.
In front of their home crowd, they have a better record. From the last 6 competitive matches at home, they have 2 wins and only 1 defeat. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of the last 5 matches they played in all competitions at home.
The visitors have lost 3 of their latest 5 away games in the league. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 matches on road. In all matches, they are on a 2 match losing streak following a 4 game win streak.
At present they are 8th in the league and had recent victories against Yeni and Fenerbahce. From 13 matches they lost and won 6 each. But the defense has conceded 17 goals which are one more than what they scored this year.
With just 9 points Rizespor is going nowhere even if they managed to win this match. Meanwhile, the visitors will have a chance to be in the top-5 if they managed to get 3 points out of this game.
Rizespor vs Ankaragucu: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have 2 wins each in the last 5 h2h matches played in all venues.
- Over 2.5 goals came in the last 4 h2h games on the trot.
- Rizespor has 3 wins at home against these opponents in the last 5 h2h played there.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches.
Rizespor vs Ankaragucu: Prediction
The home team has scored in the last 5 games in front of their own fans. They also found the target against the leaders in the last match even though they lost it. The away side have also scored in 4 of their last 5 away matches. So we can bet on both the teams to score with 1.70 odd.
The home side had an unbeaten run recently before the loss to Basaksehir. Both when we compare the away form of the Ankaragucu to it, it is minimal. In the light of the fact that the visitors have more wins in their recent matches, we can bet on a double chance for either the game ending as a draw or the away team winning it with 1.75 odd.
Rizespor vs Ankaragucu: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or away side to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).