Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 24 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (Rize).
Basaksehir are chasing the top-most spot, and as of now, they are just one point away from it. In a favorable turn of events, they are pitted against a struggling Rizespor this match-day, while toppers Trabzonspor will be on the road against tough customer Besiktas. As such, this fixture is too important an occasion to take things lightly. Expect a win for Istanbul.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 5-0 win for Basaksehir.
- Rizespor conceded two or more goals in four of the last five clashes.
- Seven of the past ten wins had gone to Istanbul.
- The last league win for the hosts at this venue, had come back in 2015.
- In the past two decades, only once have Basaksehir failed to score at this stadium.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Rizespor were defeated 2-0 on the road by the newly-promoted Gaziantep the last match-day. It was the fourth winless game in a row for the team, and also the third loss in the past four fixtures. Moreover, the defeat against Gaziantep, who were not even present in the top flight the last season, shows just how out of form Rizespor are at present.
Meanwhile, Basaksehir recorded a 1-0 win at home against Besiktas, in their latest league game. The victory, against a top-performing team like that of Besiktas, shows they are definitely capable to go after the title.
As things stand, Basaksehir are one of the best teams in the competition, are are just one point away from being the topper. Moreover, they were unbeaten in 30 of their past 35 fixtures, and of the five losses during the stretch, three had come in the Europa League, and one was in a friendly.
Keep note that they were also invincible in 13 of their preceding 15 fixtures on the road as well. On the other hand, Rizespor were winless in 10 of their last 12 overall match-ups, and were so in 5 of their former 6 at home. Most importantly, Basaksehir had won the reverse fixture 5-0, and it’s been five years since Rizespor have recorded an h2h win in the league.
Taking into account these observations, it’s clear that Istanbul Basaksehir are the side most probable to deliver the win.
Rizespor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Istanbul Basaksehir @ 1.50 (1/2)
To With Either Half: Istanbul Basaksehir @ 1.60 (3/5).