Rizespor and Ankaragücü meet at Çaykur Didi Stadyumu, in a match for the 5th round of the Süper Lig. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 25‑10‑2019, for the Süper Lig, which ended with the victory of Rizespor by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by Samu (28 ‘) and Rick Boldrin (60′) for Rizespor. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 18th position, with 2 points won. In their last match, they tied in an away match with BB Erzurumspor by (0‑0), after having tied (1‑1) at home in the previous match, in a match against Alanyaspor. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 3 draws and 11 losses as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 4 victories, 6 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 23 suffered. The team comes to this match after a (1‑1) home draw against Giresunspor. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Rizespor won 3, drew 4 and lost 3.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 39 of the last 45 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The home team comes from drawing (0-0), away from home, with Erzurumspor. In the previous match, they also drew 1-1 at home against Alanyaspor. In 18th place, he started the season just as badly as the last one, with his best results being draws. During this break for the FIFA date, the team received five new reinforcements, mainly defensive options. The coach will be able to count on the entire squad, except for three players: defender Dimitrios Chatzi, left-back Aminu Umar and midfielder Ismaël Diomandé, who have not yet signed up to play this season.
After 1 draw and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 20th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they lost to Kayserispor at home by (0‑1), after having drawn away in the previous match, in a match against Sivasspor, by (0‑0). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 victories, 7 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 3 victories, 3 draws and 9 defeats in his stadium, with 10 goals scored and 21 suffered. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they lost to Sivasspor at home by (0‑2). In their last 10 away matches Ankaragücü has recorded 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed the opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); they have conceded 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).
The visitors lost their last home game against Kayserispor 1-0. In the previous match they drew 0-0 against the Sivasspor team, away from home. Ranking 20, they need to start scoring points if they don’t want to repeat the fate of last season, where they were relegated. During this break for the FIFA date, the team received a new reinforcement: the left back Endri Cekici, from NK Olimpija Ljubljana. The coach will not have absences for this game.