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Bottom placed Rizespor will look to end their seven-match winless start to the 2021/22 Super Lig season against Galatasaray. The Lions will fancy their chances after their 2-1 win over Goztepe last weekend.
Rizespor vs Galatasaray: Top Free Betting Tips
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- Market: Match Result
- Our tip: Galatasaray
- Odds: 67/100
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 73/100
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: 73/100
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Galatasaray to Win
With six defeats and a draw, even the most ardent of Rizespor fans will be shaky in their belief about their chances against Galatasaray, the most decorated team in Turkish football history. The Lions have not had the best start to the campaign and already find themselves chasing bitter rivals Fenerbahce by five points. However, will fancy their chances on the back of a 2-1 win over Goztepe and remembering the fact that they claimed a 0-4 result on their last trip to the Caykur Didi Stadyumu.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Not boasting of the best of form, Hamza Hamzaoğlu will bemoan Rizespor's goal scoring form which has seen them score four times in this campaign. Their defence has allowed them to be part of high scoring affairs with five of their seven Super Lig fixtures concluding with Over 2.5 total goals. A similar stat is observed in the Lions return this season, as they average 2.9 goals per match just like their hosts. With both teams involved in high scoring affairs this season, we believe this Super Lig meeting will follow the same pattern.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
Losing their last five fixtures, Rizespor has only scored four goals on three occasions in this run. Galatasaray has also been shut out twice in their last five Super Lig fixtures, whilst conceding nine goals which are four more than their rivals. Given the hapless performances shown at the back by both sides, we expect them to add to each other's goals tally in this meeting. Damjan Djokovic can add to his tally for the hosts, while Alexandru Cicaldau will have similar ambitions with the Lions.
Rizespor vs Galatasaray: Team News and Match Preview
With five defeats in succession and only one point to show for from their seven Super Lig outings, pressure is mounting on Hamza Hamzaoglu from the get-go. His task has been complicated by the arrival of Galatasaray, whom he led to the 2014/15 Super Lig glory. As it stands, his main ask will be to step the inflow of goals, as they boast of the worst defence in Turkish top-flight football with 16 goals conceded.
The Lions faithful will be furious with their 10th place ranking while dreaded rivals Fenerbahce enjoy pole position. They can close the five-point accrued difference with a win over struggling Rizespor. The Sparrowhawks have held their won against Galatasaray in recent meetings, winning twice and losing twice in their most recent four meetings. However, they will be pleased with the knowledge that they returned with a 4-0 result from their last trip to the Çaykur Didi Stadyumu and will have a similar plan for this Sunday's meeting.
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When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 03 October 2021 at 18:00 GMT.
Where is the game being played?
Caykur Didi Stadyumu.
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