Rizespor vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu, Rize
Rizespor have been in fine form and they’ve escaped the relegation zone with 13 points earned in their last five outings but still sit in the immediate danger zone as they host Yeni Malatyaspor for their Matchday 23, looking for all-important points to confirm the great form recently found.
Black Sea Sparrowhawk have been solid defensively and beat Kasımpasa, Akhisarspor, BB Erzurumspor, Bursaspor, and held Antalyaspor to a 1-1 draw along the way – which should have Okan Buruk’s men in a great mood on Friday as well.
Malatyaspor come into the match with a narrow loss to Besiktas now behind them but they still sit 4th placed in a thriller chase for the spots leading to Europa League Qualifiers, despite the pursuers mounting with their unpredictable form.
The visitors have seen league draws against Kayserispor and Konyaspor in February too and ending the unwanted streak at Caykur Didi Stadyumu will be an essential task. However, they’ve struggled to make the goals scored count towards such an attempt and this could just be the case in Rize!
Rizespor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Head-to-head
Yeni Malatyaspor bagged the points narrowly in the sides’ first clash this term with a single goal from Daniel Aleksic.
This is the sides’ only second head-to-head encounter ever.
The visitors have struggled for such defensive consistency lately and we now expect a more thrilling contest.
Rizespor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for Rizespor to hold off the rivals and bag an important point for their ambitions to escape the relegation zone, as we go for a Draw at Caykur Didi Stadyumu – which comes at a good-looking 3.30!
We do hope to see goals and we’re going for a YES on Both teams to score as well, which comes at 1.83 and looks great value seeing Malatyaspor’s attacking approach and struggles to keep it together at the back more recently.
Rizespor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Both teams to score YES @ 1.83.