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Besiktas vs Rizespor Prediction & Betting tips
In the Monday match of the tenth game day of the Turkish Süper Lig Besiktas receives the newly promoted Caycur Rizespor in Istanbul for a duel. The club from the northeastern Turkish provincial town of Rize rose as champions of the 1st TFF Lig in the last season directly back into the Süper Lig, after being in the 2016/17 season as Table 16. was relegated to the second division. Currently, Rizespor is only on the 16th place in the table and thus on a Abtiegsrang. Team mate Erzurumspor was able to catch up a point on this matchday and shortened the gap on Rizespor. Victory could put Rizespor out of the relegation zone, but in the event of a defeat, there is a risk of losing touch with Fenerbahce and Kayserispor, which could already increase the gap to a non-relegation spot to four points. Besiktas are currently sixth, but could return to Trabzonspor and Antalyaspor to return to fourth place in the UEFA Europa League qualifying campaign with three points from the game against Rizespor. However, the gap to the top is already six points and could rise to seven points in the event of a win by Galatasaray Instanbul. A victory against Rizespor is therefore a must for Besiktas in their own stadium, if they do not want to move too far from the top of the table.
Besiktas started successfully and with many goals in the new Süper Lig season, after the last season without a title had to be ended. In the Türkiye Kupasi they flew in the second leg of the semi-final by a crashing 0-3 defeat against the arch-rivals Fenerbahce from the cup. In the Süper Lig one won only the fourth place and thus missed the participation in the Champions League, in which they successfully participated in the 2017/18 season in the group stage as a table first, but by two bitter defeats against the German champions Bayern Munich in the second round in the high flight was stopped abruptly. That’s why the start into this year’s Süper Lig season was so important for the “Black Eagles”. Already on the third match day, however, it hailed the first defeat of the season against Antalyaspor in their own stadium. In the last game you received now the second defeat away against Göztepe. In the five interludes, victories changed with a draw.
Striking is that Besiktas actually met in every game and you shot in the eight games to the 2-0 defeat against Göztepe fifteen goals in eight games, which corresponded to a quota of fixed two goals per game. The top scorers such as Ryan Babel, Ricardo Quaresma, Alvaro Negredo and Vagner Love have still been reliable. Besiktas’ best scorer, Brazilian Talisca, however, left the team in the summer in the direction of China. In addition, the Black Eagles are still well positioned in the offensive. In the upcoming game, however, the betting of Babel and the scorching center-back Pepe are still questionable due to injury, as well as three midfielders, including the German-Turk Tolgay Arslan and the equally important midfielder Adem Ljajic. Although Besiktas has lost only two of nine games, but only four won. The injuries of the above-mentioned players had a negative impact on Göztepe in the last two matches and on the KRC Genk in the Europa League. The performance curve of the team is therefore currently pointing slightly down. Against Rizespor, however, you have the opportunity to turn around, which one wants to perceive safely.
Like Besiktas, Rizespor also has the problem that some players will be injured sitting on the bench. In addition, with the striker Braian Samudio and the central midfielder Abdullah Durak, two players red are blocked. Rizespor had rallied after the rise on a broad front. Especially in the offensive, in the storm as in the offensive midfield, invested in new staff. After all, you scored a goal in almost every game, but often this was not enough for a win. Only once could Rizespor boast here and scored in the home game against Fenerbahce equal to three goals and thus earned the only single win of the season. Fenerbahce, however, is in a form of crisis. Against Kayserispor and Konyaspor also get three hits, but also the opponents met three times so that in the end were again only two draws. Rizespor has thus shown that in the Süper Lig basically no opponent has to fear. All that worries about are the many failures and the not yet completely well-coordinated team, as well as the unsatisfactory results.
On the other hand, the team from the Black Sea did not lack any fighting spirit and motivation. This will also need Rizespor, as in the next two encounters with Göztepe and Basaksehir again very difficult tasks are set. Unfortunately, Rizespor could not win a match in the current season. Again, there are only two draws and two losses, although these were scarce.
Besiktas vs Rizespor head to head matches
04.03.17 SL Besiktas Rizespor 1 : 0
01.10.16 SL Rizespor Besiktas 0 : 1
12.03.16 SL Rizespor Besiktas 1 : 2
18.10.15 SL Besiktas Rizespor 1 : 0
08.02.15 SL Rizespor Besiktas 1 : 2