Rizespor vs Erzurumspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu.
The Black Sea Sparrowhawks are on a peculiar run lately. Their performance on the road has been abysmal in the last several weeks, but they have been making up for it with some truly incredible displays at home.
They are once again at home this weekend, and are under pressure to deliver.
However, the scenario seems to be favorable to them. They are pitted against one of the worst teams in the whole league.
Not only are Mesut Bakkal’s men placed in the relegation zone, but they have been a total failure on the road, and most importantly, they have a horrendous h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Rizespor to emerge victorious this Friday.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Marius Sumudica’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- They have kept clean sheets in all but one match-up till now.
- At this venue, the hosts are yet to concede a goal.
- The latest clash had ended in a 0-0 draw.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor Prediction
The Sparrowhawks were unbeaten in ten of their last eleven appearances at home, and of these, seven were wins. In fact, their only losses at this venue this season had come against Galatasaray, and Fenerbahce.
Going on, in the whole of 2020, they have been defeated at this venue by just four teams – the above-mentioned two titans plus, Basaksehir and Besiktas; all of whom are amongst the absolute best teams in the Turkish top flight.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 16 of their past 20 overall matches, and they had lost seven of their preceding ten road trips.
Finally, Sumudica’s men also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years, and are yet to concede a goal in Super Lig encounters so far.
Considering these observations, expect Rizespor to deliver a winning performance this Friday at the Çaykur Didi Stadyumu.
Rizespor vs Erzurumspor: Betting Tips
Rizespor to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).