Rizespor vs Trabzonspor
Turkey Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Caykur Didi Stadyumu, Rize.
Top-half rivals Rizespor and Trabzonspor will take on each other in one of the most exciting games of the 33rd round in Super Lig on Saturday afternoon at Caykur Didi Stadyumu.
Neither of the two managers can be thrilled with their teams’ recent results. Rizespor will enter the tie having claimed just one point in the last two rounds. They have failed to find the back of the net in the process, drawing 0-0 at home to Fatih Karagumruk and falling 2-0 away at Goztepe.
Trabzon missed the title train by winning just one of the last five league affairs. Had they won them all, they would have been at the very top of the standings. The lack of attacking creativity has been the main issue for Abdullah Avci’s troops in the last several weeks. Karadeniz Firtinasi scored only one goal in the last two league outings against Sivasspor and Kayserispor.
Rizespor vs Trabzonspor Head-to-head
Trabzonspor have completely dominated this Black Sea rivalry over the course of history. They won 27, drew 8, and lost just 5 of 40 meetings with Karadeniz Atmacasi.
Karadeniz Firtinasi will go into this on the back of a phenomenal run of seven straight victories over Rizespor.
Each of the last six H2H encounters between these two sides ended with the “Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score” option coming in.
Rizespor vs Trabzonspor Prediction
We would normally back a goal fest in The Black Sea derby but the teams’ recent showings have not quite been impressive from the attacking point of view.
This is why we are tempted to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.66 odds, despite the aforementioned high-scoring head to head tradition. We also feel this is a great moment for the hosts to terminate the seven-game losing thread against Trabzon.
Rize lost only one of the last eleven games in all competitions. None of the last five fixtures they played at Caykur Didi Stadyumu has produced three or more goals.
We will alternatively go with the draw at the odds of 3.40 as 0:0 or 1:1 appear to be very probable outcomes here based on everything we’ve seen from the two clubs in the last couple of months.
Rizespor vs Trabzonspor Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.