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Çaykur Rizespor visit Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig fixture with home team Konyaspor.
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Konyaspor, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Super Lig triumph vs İstanbul Başakşehir.
In that match, Konyaspor managed 50% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Konyaspor was Sokol Çikalleshi (53'). On the other side, Istanbul Basaksehir had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Konyaspor haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 9 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Coming into this fixture, Konyaspor have not been beaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Çaykur Rizespor go into this match after a 1-0 Super Lig win with the eclipse of Fatih Karagümrük in their last game.
In that game, Çaykur Rizespor had 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Çaykur Rizespor was Dal Varešanović (45'). Fatih Karagumruk got 20 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, İlhan Palut's Çaykur Rizespor have slotted home 8 times thus earning them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, Çaykur Rizespor have left without a victory over Konyaspor when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 30/11/2019 shows that Konyaspor have won 2 of these & Çaykur Rizespor 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 10 of them from Konyaspor and 11 netted by Atmacalar. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league clash between these sides was Super Lig match day 32 on 09/04/2022 when the final score was Çaykur Rizespor 2-1 Konyaspor.
That day, Çaykur Rizespor managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Yannick Bolasie (43') and Joel Pohjanpalo (77').
For their opponents, Konyaspor had 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Zymer Bytyqi (26') scored.
The match was refereed by Ali Şansalan.
Team News: Konyaspor
Ata Berk Karababa (Muscular problems) and Muhammet Demir (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) aren’t available for Konyaspor boss Aleksandar Stanojević.
Team News: Çaykur Rizespor
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Çaykur Rizespor boss İlhan Palut does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Çaykur Rizespor will likely create enough chances to breach the defence of this Konyaspor side, but that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 win for Konyaspor when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu (42,000)
Captain: Ibrahim Šehić
Chairman: Fatih Özgökçen
Manager: Aleksandar Stanojević
Competitions: Super Lig position 2
⭐ Star Player: Sokol Çikalleshi
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Sokol Çikalleshi was born in Kavajë, Albania. After making a first senior appearance for Besa Kavajë in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 3 league goals in this Süper Lig 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 4 appearances.