Goztepe vs Rizespor Prediction and Betting Preview 17 Mar 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-0
Goztepe vs Rizespor PredictionGoztepe and Rizespor will go head to head this week as Super Lig continues to be one of the only top leagues in world football still running.
Match status: 2019/20 Turkey Super Lig - Matchweek 21
Kick-off:
Venue: Gürsel Aksel Stadyumu (Izmir)
The current state of world football is incredibly fluid, with multiple leagues either being cancelled or postponed as a direct result of the ongoing issues with the coronavirus outbreak

A handful of divisions have kept pushing through up to this point, and that includes Super Lig over in Turkey. Teams up and down the top flight are still battling it out for a variety of different goals – whether it be winning the title, qualifying for Europe or just fending off the threat of relegation.

Circumstances may change as the weeks go on but for now, the Super Lig is ready to provide fans with the entertainment value they’ve been missing in the last few days.

Expect an entertaining game at the Gursl Aksel Stadium, with a flurry of goals going down both ends of the pitch. Brace yourselves, the Turkish League are about to give us a beautiful Tuesday evening.

Goztepe vs Rizespor Team News 

A recent 2-0 loss at the hands of Kasimpasa served as yet another setback for Goztepe as their slip down the Super Lig table continues. They were also beaten by in-form Istanbul Basaksehir who not only won 3-0, but also did so with only 10 men on the pitch. 

Prior to that they were beaten 1-0 by Kayserispor which kicked off their losing run, which occurred after a 3-1 win over Konyaspor and 1-1 draws against Denizlispor and Gaziantep.

They remain positioned inside the top half, though Goztepe have slid down the table of late, thanks to three losses on the bounce. A lack of goals is becoming a real problem for Tuesday’s hosts, who’ve scored none in their last three and just one in their last four. 

Fortunately, most of their attacking issues seem to be away from home. In front of a home crowd, they’ve only gone one game without scoring, while they’ve scored in eight of their last nine on their own patch. Unfortunately, they’ve conceded in seven of those nine. Each of their last seven to be precise.

Against those in the bottom half, Goztepe have a mixed home record, winning two, drawing to and losing two of their six home games against those that currently reside below 9th position. 

What they have done well in such games is restrict teams, conceding two or more in just one out of six. They’ve scored in four of those six but have only scored more than once in one of those six.

While the form of the hosts has waned somewhat over the last few weeks, Rizespor have been struggling for some time. Tuesday’s visitors have won none of their last eight, six of which they’ve lost.

The visitors don’t have the most encouraging record away against the current top half, winning two and losing three of their five travelling matches against those currently in 9th or above. Interestingly, they’ve scored more than once in just one of those five matches.

Injured or Suspended Players

Goztepe: Atinc Nukan, Ege Ozkayimoglu, Serdar Gurler and Alpaslan Ozturk.

Rizespor: Aminu Umar and Marko Scepovic.

Pre-Match Odds

Goztepe: 1.904
Draw: 3.6
Rizespor: 4.44

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Goztepe vs Rizespor Predictions

Given the numbers, ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ is hard to ignore in the betting. In their games at home against the bottom half, the hosts have found it tough to score lots of goals, scoring more than once in just one out of six. Four of those six have seen less than three goals go in.

Much of the same can be said for the visitors, who’ve not scored an abundance of goals away against the top half. Less than three goals have been scored in four of their five away matches against such opposition.

Add in that both teams rank poorly (in the bottom five) when it comes to shots for in the Turkish Super Lig and supporting a low-scoring game makes sense.
Main Match Predictions:
Under 2.5 @ 1.81
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Correct Score:
Goztepe 1-0 Rizespor @ 6.50
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