Rizespor vs Galatasaray Prediction & Match Preview

Rizespor vs Galatasaray
Turkey – Cup
Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).

As far as overall h2h encounters are concerned, Galatasaray are unbeaten in their past eight games on the trot. With Rizespor admitting back to back defeats in their past two fixtures here, the guests are well in line to keep their streak intact this Wednesday.

Rizespor vs Galatasaray Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash saw Galatasaray pick up a 2-0 win.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past four meetings.
  • Four of their previous seven matchups have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A stalemate has occurred just once in their last ten fixtures.
  • Galatasaray have registered the win seven times in their past fifteen games. (W-7, D-7, L-1)

Rizespor vs Galatasaray Prediction

Rizespor saved their blushes in the previous round of this competition, by edging past Samsunpor in a 4-3 aggregate scoreline. The hosts pulled off a 3-2 win over their counterparts in the first leg.

However, the squad were in for a scare in the reverse fixture and managed no more than a 1-1 draw at the end of the ninety minutes.

On the other hand, Galatasaray pulled off an epic comeback in their respective Turkish Cup clash. The visitors were trailing by a 2-0 scorecard when squared up against Tuzlaspor on the road in the second leg. Nevertheless, it took the guests just fifteen minutes to level the scores in that latter matchup, following which they scored two more to post an emphatic 4-0 victory.

It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have stumbled just once in their past four games in all competitions. In sharp contrast, Rizespor are currently sporting a dismal two-match losing streak at home.

Furthermore, the hosts have not tasted success against this foe in any of their previous three meetings here. Miserably, they have admitted defeat twice in those aforementioned matchups as well.

Given the evident difference in stature of the two sides involved, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Galatasaray in this one.

Be that as it may, the guests have been a nervous bunch on the road this term. Taking into account that half of their past six trips to this venue have also ended as a tie, it would be safer to back to a draw no bet this weekend.

Additionally, Galatasaray have not looked sharp in their own defensive third, especially on the road. They have conceded fifteen goals from their last eight outings alone.

Meanwhile, it has been well over two months since Rizespor last kept a clean sheet at home.

Taking into account that all of their previous eight h2h fixtures here have also witnessed both teams score, count on Rizespor to have their names on the scoresheet along with the guests in this clash.

Rizespor vs Galatasaray Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Galatasaray
  • Both teams to score