Turkish Super League will be back this weekend after the long Coronavirus break. We have only 8 weeks remaining and the title race will be as exciting as ever. The match we’re going to analyze will be played between the 16th placed Rizespor and the 3rd placed Galatasaray.
Let’s start with the home team. Having won 7 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 15 times, Rizespor have managed to gather 25 points, which puts them in the relegation zone. They are winless in the last 8 Super League rounds and they will be desperate for any points they can get.
Galatasaray, on the other hand, were on a great run in the second leg of the league. They have not lost in the last 10 rounds (8 victories and 2 draws). The last time out, they got a draw in the derby against Beşiktaş but the fact that the match was played behind the closed doors was the main reason why Gala could not close this game out. Unfortunately, the hiatus did not bring good news for the “Lions”. Marcao got injured and now Fatih Terim has no “real” centre-back as Luyindama was already sidelined with ACL injury.
Although Galatasaray are the heavy favorites, we believe that they will have trouble defending the counter-attacks of Rizespor. Most likely, Donk and Lemina will feature as make-shift centre-backs in the absence of Marcao and Luyindama. Therefore, I expect Rizespor to find the net once at least. They only failed to score in 2 out of the 13 home games this season. Moreover, both teams managed to score in the last 9 meetings these two faced each other. All in all, my pick is Both Teams to Score. Register for the best betting software and place your winning bet for Turkey – Super League now.