Rizespor – Basaksehir SOCCER PICKS
Rizespor and İstanbul meet at Yeni Rize Şehir Stadı, in a match for the 12 th round of the Süper Lig. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 22- 04-2017, for the Süper Lig, the two teams tied by (3-3). S. Koc (42 ‘), Junior Caiçara (60’ Autogolo) and Ö. Çek (90 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Rizespor, and A. Erdem (15’), M. Pektemek (71 ‘) and E. Belözoğlu (90′), for İstanbul. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 17th and 1st of the league table, it is actually a match between the 15th classified in home matches and the 5th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 8 points won, after 1 win, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Beşiktaş, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Göztepe, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 6 points in away matches, with 5 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 7 points won at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 5 conceded. For the league, Rizespor won 6 points out of 15 possible points, after 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Rizespor enters this unmotivated round, after a foreign defeat, 2-0, in the displacement to the Goztepe field. Similar to the opponent of this round, the Rize also usually uses a tactical disposition in 4-3-3, favoring a style of game faster and of constant transitions. The brain of the home team is the Brazilian Boldrin, the player responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team. The spearhead is the Albanian Muriqi and his best quality is the way he tackles the passing game. The technician Okan Buruk will not be able to count on Cagiran, Ismail and Talbi, to be injured.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 24 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Konyaspor, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Beşiktaş, by (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 16 points, against only 8 in their away games. In the last 5 away league matches İstanbul has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 8 points out of 15 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
The Basaksehir enters this motivated action, after a triumph at home, 1-0, at the reception to Besiktas: Epureanu, at minute 18, scored the only goal of the game. The visiting club usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the lateral corridors. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Visca, Elia and Bajic. Everything indicates that the foreign technician should not be able to count on Erdem, because he is injured.