Konyaspor – Rizespor SOCCER PICKS
Konyaspor and Rizespor meet at Konya Büyükşehir Stadı, in a match for the 26 th round of the Süper Lig. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 21-10-2018, the two teams tied (1-1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 21-01- 2017, for the Süper Lig, the Konyaspor won by (2-1). D. Milosevic (4 ‘) and R. Bajić (59’) scored the goals of the game, for Konyaspor, and R. Nıyaz (35 ‘), for Rizespor. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 5 th and 11 th of the league table, it is really a match between the 10 th best team in home matches and the 9 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 35 points won, after 8 wins, 11 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Göztepe, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Beşiktaş, by (3-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Konyaspor won 4, tied 3 and lost 3, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 12 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Konya enters this unmotivated game, after a foreign defeat, by 3-2, in the displacement to the arena of Besiktas. Contrary to the visiting team, the Konya usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced men are Akçay and Sahiner. The brain of the local team is Bosnian Milosevic, the player responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team. We believe that Jevtovic, Milosevic, Traoré and Findikli will act in the most central area of the terrain. The technician Aykut Kocaman will not be able to count on Fallou Diagne, Paolo Hurtado, Adis Jahovic and Mustapha Yatabaré, to be injured. It should be noted that Moryké Fofana will also be absent, because he is suspended.
After 7 wins, 10 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 31 points won. In the last match, they won in a home match against Kayserispor, by (3-0), after in the previous match they lost in an away match against Fenerbahçe, by (3-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 15 goals scored and 22 conceded in away matches, against 20 goals scored and 11 conceded at home. For the league, Rizespor won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (5 out of 13 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 10 matches they suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 8 of their 22 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Rizespor enter this motivated day, after a home win, 3-0, in the reception at Kayserispor: Muriqi and Samu scored the goals of the victory. Contrary to the rival of this performance, the Rizespor usually use a tactical arrangement in 4-3-3, favoring a style of game faster and constant transitions. The brain of the foreign team is the Brazilian Fernando Boldrin, the player responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team. We believe that the offensive trident is constituted by Umar, Muriqi and Samu.