Rizespor vs Fenerbahce
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK 18:00 CET
Venue: Caykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).
Rizespor have clear issues adjusting to the top flight football after spending the last season in the second tier. They are yet to pick up their maiden victory of the season coming into the seventh round tie against the league heavyweights Fenerbahce on Sunday afternoon at Caykur Didi Stadyumu.
The Yellow Canaries will thus get a nice chance to finally try and begin a positive winning thread after a dismal start to the new season. Philip Cocu won the Dutch title with PSV last season and announced big things with Fener when he arrived at Sukru Saracoglu this summer. His job is now rumoured to be on the line this early in the campaign as Fener just don’t look like a team capable of challenging the Super Lig trophy at the moment.
Rizespor vs Fenerbahce: Head-to-head
Rizespor have not been a challenging opposition to Fenerbahce over the course of history.
The Yellow Canaries won six and drew one of last seven head to head encounters with Rize.
It is interesting to note that all of last seven head to head affairs saw goals at both ends.
Rizespor vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Cocu’s troops are in a must-win situation here. They are already six points shy of table-toppers Istanbul Basaksehir and they just can’t afford any more slip-ups if they want to keep ground on the top sides in the competition.
Rize are ideal opponents for Fener at the moment. The hosts are one of just two teams without a single victory after six games. Knowing that the Yellow Canaries completely dominated this match-p in the history, we just have to see a massive value in backing the away win pick at the 2.00 odds here.
Braver tipsters will fancy Fenerbahce to win & BTTS at 3.75 given it’s a scenario which happened in six of last seven head to head contests.
Rizespor vs Fenerbahce: Bet Tips
Fenerbahce to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Fenerbahce to win & BTTS @ 3.75 (11/4).