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The Super Lig tie at Çaykur Didi Stadyumu on Sunday sees hosts Çaykur Rizespor taking on opponents Beşiktaş.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Çaykur Rizespor v Beşiktaş are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Çaykur Rizespor won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 0-1 Super Lig defeat in their last game at the hands of Gaziantep.
In that game, Çaykur Rizespor managed 55% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Gaziantep got 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Alexandru Maxim (44') was the scorer for Gaziantep.
In their preceding six fixtures, Hamza Hamzaoğlu's Çaykur Rizespor have hit the back of the net a combined total of 6 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Konyaspor in Super Lig competition, Beşiktaş and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Beşiktaş managed 54% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Konyaspor got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ahmed Hassan (90') was the scorer for Konyaspor.
The stats tell the story, and Beşiktaş have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. Defensively, Beşiktaş could really do with shoring things up. That being said, time will tell whether such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Beşiktaş:
- remain undefeated by Çaykur Rizespor when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. What an away run they have had against them.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 08/04/2019 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Çaykur Rizespor. They have not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Beşiktaş have been too good for them, getting wins in 83% of those ties.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 28 in all at an average of 4.67 goals per match.
The last league clash between the two was Super Lig match day 1 on 13/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Beşiktaş 3-0 Çaykur Rizespor.
On that occasion, Beşiktaş had 51% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (9'), Atiba Hutchinson (52') and Cyle Larin (93').
For their opponents, Çaykur Rizespor got 3 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Zorbay Küçük.
Team News: Çaykur Rizespor
The Çaykur Rizespor boss Hamza Hamzaoğlu will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
It looks as if Atmacalar will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game and select Tarik Cetin, Gökhan Gönül, Selim Ay, Sebastian Holmen, Cemali Sertel, Damjan Djokovic, Fabrício Baiano, Fernando Boldrin, Tyler Boyd, Aminu Umar and Joel Pohjanpalo.
Team News: Beşiktaş
We reckon that Kara Kartallar could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Ersin Destanoğlu, Valentin Rosier, Francisco Montero, Domagoj Vida, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Atiba Hutchinson, Josef de Souza, Alex Teixeira, Gökhan Töre, Adem Ljajic and Michy Batshuayi.
We believe that Çaykur Rizespor may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Beşiktaş team who we think might end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Beşiktaş when all is said and done.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (15,558)
Captain: Gökhan Gönül
Chairman: Tahir Kıran
Manager: Hamza Hamzaoğlu
Competitions: Super Lig position 17
🔑 Key Player: Damjan Đoković
Normally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Damjan Đoković was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Cesena in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.