Rizespor vs Erzurumspor
Turkey Super Lig
Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:15 UK
Venue: Caykur Didi Stadiyumu (Rize).
Rizespor and Erzurumspor are going to open the third round of Turkish Super Lig on Friday evening.
The hosts earned the promotion at the end of the latest season as they were the best team in Turkish second tier.
They have suffered just five defeats in the entire campaign and were six points ahead of the closest rivals.
Aminu Umar and the lads have been the most productive side in the competition while their defence did a pretty good job.
Rizespor have been almost perfect when playing in front of the home fans as they suffered just two defeats at home ground.
Home side opened the new campaign by winning a point in the first two matches and they are looking forward to securing survival at the end of the season.
Erzurumspor earned their place in the top flight after being the best team in the promotion playoffs.
Their superb finish in the regular stage pushed them forward to the 5th place, the visitors had the same number of points as the first team below the playoff line, and however they had better goal difference.
Mehmet Altiparmak’s side hasn’t been too successful at away pitches as they managed to get back home with a win just three times.
They are not enjoying a good start of the season as they have been defeated in both matches played so far.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor: Head-to-head
- These two sides have faced each other twice in their history and the hosts have been more successful.
- Rizespor managed to stay undefeated and book a victory and a draw against their opposition.
- Both matches stayed under 2.5 margin.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor: Prediction
In the clash of two newly promoted sides, we are giving a slight advantage to the home team and they should book their first victory in the season.
Erzurumspor are pretty poor in the back and they should be looking for their first points elsewhere.
Although their head to head clashes weren’t too efficient, this one might be a bit different.
Both sides have been involved in high scoring matches this season in which the participating teams were capable of scoring. Therefore, in this one the nets shouldn’t remain still.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2/3 (1.67)
BTTS Yes @ 3/4 (1.75).