Trabzonspor vs Rizespor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Medical Park Stadyumu (Trabzon).
Trabzonspor have a great chance to end the year in style on Sunday afternoon when they play host the last-placed Rizespor at Medical Park Stadyumu. The hosts have been thriving in the final third in recent weeks and they might likely continue splendid attacking form here against one of league’s weakest defensive lines.
Karadeniz Firtinasi bagged two or more goals in each of last six games in all competitions. They won four and drew two in the process. They scored an impressive ten-goal tally in last three outings and as many as eight in past two affairs at Medical Park Stadyumu.
Trabzon were just moments away from snatching a massive Besiktas scalp last weekend at Vodafone Stadyumu, but they dropped a two-goal cushion on the occasion. Mustafa Pektemek came up with a late stoppage-time equalizer for Besiktas back then. Nevertheless, the team quickly returned to winning ways on Wednesday when they demolished third-division Sivas Belediyespor 5-0 at home in the reverse fixture of their cup tie.
Trabzonspor vs Rizespor: Head-to-head
Trabzon were the dominant force in the history of H2H clashes against Karadeniz Atmacasi.
They have a brutal home record in matches with Rize (14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 17 games) with a 41-11 goal difference.
Overall, Trabzon won 22, drew 7 and lost 5 of 34 clashes with Rizespor.
Trabzonspor vs Rizespor: Prediction
The visitors just earned the promotion to the top flight this season, but they will likely return to second division instantly following a poor start to the campaign. They sit at the very foot of the league standings 1ith just 12 points from 16 games so far.
Rize are winless in past eight matches in all competitions. They conceded two or more goals in four of last five league outings on the road. We just can’t see then stopping the likes of Hugo Rodallega, Burak Yilmaz & company here.
Everything points out to a one-way street from the very first whistle and we would be surprised to see anything other than a commanding victory for the hosts here.
Trabzonspor vs Rizespor: Bet Tips
HT/FT Trabzonspor/Trabzonspor @ 2.20 (6/5)
Trabzonspor -1.5 handicap @ 2.35 (27/20).