❗️ Update: Game canceled due to snow and hurricane❗️
In Izmir, fans of Göztepe are looking forward to the second home game in the new Gürsel Aksel Stadium. As with the opening of the stadium against Besiktas, a sold-out backdrop can be assumed. “Göz Göz” welcomes Rizespor on Monday evening and will round off the 21st matchday in the Süper Lig.
Göztepe a home power in the new stadium? Goztepe vs Rizespor Free Betting Tips
Bookies consider Göztepe vs Rizespor to be their favorites according to odds. A tip on the yellow-red is highly recommended due to the current shape. Coach Ilhan Palut wants to continue the trend of success, but doesn’t really see the international starting positions as a realistic goal. After the partly mixed first half of the season, a placement in the top eight teams would be gratifying for Palut.
For Rizespor, winning points in Izmir is very important. The Black Sea Club does not have to master the simplest tasks in the upcoming weeks. In three of the next four games, Rizespor will meet teams from the top third of the table. Due to this year’s away record from the Black Sea Club, at Göztepe against Rizespor we find only a few arguments that speak for a prediction for the guests.
Göztepe – Statistics & current form
Although Göztepe is currently in eighth place in the table, the team around head coach Ilhan Palut remains realistic. What was defined as the main goal in the run-up to the second half of the season may well be achieved in the next few weeks. Göztepe is only a few points away from early relegation.
On Monday evening, the yellow-red will play for the second time in the new Gürsel Aksel Stadium. The new arena was successfully inaugurated with the home win over Besiktas Istanbul. As with the opening of the stadium, a sold-out backdrop can also be expected in the home game against Rizespor.
Göztepe has had a home record of 4-3-2 in the Süper Lig so far. Most recently, the club from Izmir remained unbeaten four times in a row at home. Besiktas (2: 1) and Galatasaray (2: 1) were defeated. In the first two home games of the current season, there were no goals at home for the yellow-red team. Since then, there has been at least one “Göz Göz” goal in every home game across all competitions.
Goetzpe will have to do without the goalkeeper on Monday evening. Beto recently received his fifth yellow card of the current season and has to pause. Göktug Bakirbas will replace the Portuguese in goal. In addition, Wallace Reis and Deniz Kadah are two players on the injured list.
If Göztepe can assert itself against Rizespor, lucrative odds for a tip on the yellow-red wave.
Probable lineups of Göztepe:
↪ Bakirbas – Emir, Titi, Borges, Gassama – Gürler, Castro, Aydogdu, Akbunar – Jerome, Napoleoni
Last games from Göztepe: ⚪🟢⚪🟢🔴
⚽️ 02/03/2020 – Denizlispor vs. Goztepe 1: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – Goztepe vs. Besiktas 2-1 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 01/22/2020 – Goztepe vs. Antalyaspor 2: 2 (cup)
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Antalyaspor vs. Goztepe 0: 3 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 16.01.2020 – Antalyaspor vs. Goztepe 4: 3 (cup)
Rizespor – Statistics & current form
Rizespor is currently going through a mixed season. After a promising start to the season, the Black Sea club had even slipped to 16th place in the table in the course of the first half of the season. Then the blue-green fought back to the saving shore and at least stayed away from the relegation battle.
As the current table constellation shows, a relegation battle in the second half of the season cannot be ruled out. Only seven points separate the Black Sea club from Rize from the red zone. Considering how difficult the rest of the program in February is, it would not be unrealistic if this cushion was further reduced.
It is therefore all the more important to win a punk in Izmir. According to Rizespor’s weak away record, there isn’t much to be said for the guests. In the Süper Lig, Rizespor is currently the second worst away team in the league. Most recently there was a happy point win for the leaders from Sivas.
This left Rizespor unbeaten abroad for the second time in a row. This upward trend is now to be continued in Izmir. Ismail Kartal has no defaults on Monday evening and can therefore draw on unlimited resources. No major changes are expected in the starting eleven.
Probable lineups of Rizespor:
↪ Akkan – Melnjak, Talbi, Abarhoun, Moroziuk – Diomande, Durak – Umar, Boldrin, Samudio – Skoda
Last Rizespor games: 🔴⚪🔴🟢⚪
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Rizespor vs. Besiktas 1: 2 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 01/27/2020 – Sivasspor vs. Rizespor 1: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 01/23/2020 – Galatasaray vs. Rizespor 2: 1 (Cup)
⚽️ 01/20/2020 – Rizespor vs. Genclerbirligi 2-0 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ Jan 15, 2020 – Rizespor vs. Galatasaray 1-1 (Cup)
Goztepe vs Rizespor Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Göztepe has only lost one of three home games against Rizespor against a home backdrop. The yellow-red team prevailed 2-0 against the Black Sea club last season – at the time, however, in the old stadium. Göztepe has been victorious against Rizespor in the last two duels, but played abroad twice in a row.
In the last three clashes between the two clubs, there have never been more than two goals per game. Accordingly, a prediction to under 2.5 goals against Gizestepe against Rizespor does not seem wrong.
Goztepe vs Rizespor Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Göztepe sometimes has the most fanatical supporters of the Süper Lig. If the new Gürsel Aksel Stadium can always be filled, the home advantage for the yellow-red will be a priority in the future. Most recently there were three home games for the club from Izmir against the three heavyweights from Istanbul. In the home games against Galatasaray (2-1) and Besiktas (2-1) there was a win.
In the match against Fenerbahce, on the other hand, there was a division of points after a goal-rich duel. So “Göz Göz” is full of self-confidence. On Monday evening, it would therefore be surprising if the hosts lost points against the second weakest away team of the Süper Lig.
Key facts – Goztepe vs Rizespor tips
🔹 Göztepe has been unbeaten four times in a row.
🔹 Rizespor is the second worst away team in the Süper Lig.
🔹 There was a goalless draw between the two clubs in the first half of the season.
Rizespor recently got a well-deserved point win from the league leaders from Sivas, but also benefited in part from the miserable exploitation of opponents’ chances. Sivasspor fired a total of 17 shots, but only scored the equalizer in the last minute of stoppage time.
We don’t see Rizespor as cannon fodder, but would rather rule out a point win from the Black Sea club. Our Göztepe against Rizespor Tipp therefore aims to pass the yellow-red at home at passable betting odds. We choose to deploy five units.
Competition: Süper Lig
Insider Tips: 1
Stake: 5/10 units