Rizespor vs Antalyaspor Predictions and Match Preview

Rizespor vs Antalyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 13.00 UK/ 14.00 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).

The Black Sea Sparrowhawks have been on a roll since the New Year and looks like having no intention to stop. Their hard work has paid off, and they are above the relegation mix right now. Considering that the teams below them have tougher fixtures, the hosts will be looking to capitalize on this favorable draw.

The Scorpions might be above Okan Buruk’s men in the league table, but they are crisis-ridden as of now. They have been winless for ages (nine match-days to be precise). Even in club friendlies, at home, the team failed to secure a win.

Both teams are pretty consistent though. One in shelling out wins, and one in avoiding them like the plague.

Rizespor vs Antalyaspor Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Three of the last four wins belong to the hosts of the day.
  • The last eight games in a row had goals from the home-teams.
  • Karadeniz Atmacasi’s men recorded both of the biggest h2h wins, 5-1, and 2-5.
  • Since 2001, the Black Sea Sparrowhawks have never failed to score at home.

Rizespor vs Antalyaspor Prediction

Okan Buruk’s men have won every single one of their ties for the last month. That’s a winning streak of five matches, and it even included the free-scoring Kasimpasa, while our team was on the road. They are now pitted against one of the worst teams (at present) in the league. Akrepler is winless in their last nine games and conceded a total of 17 goals in their last seven.

They also failed to score in three of their last four matches, and the combined scoreline for their last three ties read 11-2. Furthermore, the guys recorded just a single goal in their last four attempts on the road.

In all probability, expect the hosts to extend their winning streak, and there’s really no way that the visitors would score, let alone score the first goal.

Rizespor vs Antalyaspor Betting Tips

  • The Hosts to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Rizespor to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).