Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).
The table toppers will be traveling to Rize to meet the struggling home side Rizespor.
The hosts will want to forget the season so far. This is the worst possible start to their first Super Lig after promotion this year from the second division. In the 11 games they played, they have lost 5 and won only once.
Another major setback was their defense, with the team already conceding 17 in return to the 12 they scored. In the last 6 matches from all competitions, they have 2 wins and 2 losses.
A scoreline of over 2.5 goals was scored in 4 of their recent 6 matches across all venues and 2 matches at home too.
After the round 1 defeat to Kasimpasa, the hosts have never lost at home. They are currently on a 5 game unbeaten streak in all competitions, including 2 wins. This will be the only hope for manager Okan Buruk.
The visitors are undefeated in 9 consecutive games in all competitions at present. This gave them the top position in the table. In the 11 games they played, only one match was lost and 7 games were won. In the last 4 away matches, they are undefeated and have 2 wins.
So with a team strong at home going against the toppers, we can expect something special.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 6 h2h matches, Rizespor has 3 wins and Basaksehir has won 2 matches as well.
- The last 2 h2h matches had a total score of over 2.5 goals.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Away games are not the strongest attribute of the toppers. So the hosts have hope but I don’t think with their attack they can break the best defense in the league which has only conceded 4 goals till now. So the goals will be scored by the visiting team mostly and with all but one of their away games had a scoreline of under 2.5 goals, we can bet on a similar scoreline with 1.80 odds.
Even though the away form of the team managed by Abdullah Avci is average, they are on a 4 game unbeaten streak in the matches on road and are on a 3 game win streak overall. So I don’t think they will lose against this opposition, who lost their last 2 league matches. So a bet can be placed on Basaksehir to win with 1.91 odd.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
Basaksehir to win @ 1.91 (10/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).