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Çaykur Rizespor visit Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig tie with hosts Fatih Karagümrük.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Fatih Karagümrük v Çaykur Rizespor, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Fatih Karagümrük will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-1 Super Lig defeat last time out to Gaziantep.
In that game, Fatih Karagümrük had 66% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fatih Karagümrük was Emre Mor (51'). Gaziantep got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Furkan Soyalp (6'), Muhammet Demir (18') and Figueiredo (73') scored for Gaziantep.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Fatih Karagümrük haven’t conceded. The facts show that Fatih Karagümrük have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 12 goals during that time. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this game, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Fatih Karagümrük:
- are winless against Çaykur Rizespor in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Last time out, Çaykur Rizespor drew 2-2 in the Super Lig match with Beşiktaş.
In that game, Çaykur Rizespor had 52% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Çaykur Rizespor was Joel Pohjanpalo (56', 68'). For their opponents, Beşiktaş had 22 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Michy Batshuayi (25') and Emirhan İlkhan (60') scored for Beşiktaş.
The stats don’t lie, and Çaykur Rizespor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals overall. In defence, Çaykur Rizespor have not been doing too well.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these clubs was Super Lig match day 2 on 21/08/2021 when it ended Çaykur Rizespor 0-0 Fatih Karagümrük.
On that day, Çaykur Rizespor had 36% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Fatih Karagümrük had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Volkan Bayarslan.
Team News: Fatih Karagümrük
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Fatih Karagümrük manager Volkan Demirel to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Kerim Frei (Unknown Injury) is sidelined.
It seems likely that Fatih Karagümrük should go for a 4-1-4-1 system for the game featuring Emiliano Viviano, Derrick Luckassen, Burak Bekaroglu, Ervin Zukanovic, Jure Balkovec, Lucas Biglia, Yann Karamoh, Jimmy Durmaz, Adnan Ugur, Fabio Borini and Aleksandar Pesic.
Team News: Çaykur Rizespor
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Çaykur Rizespor boss Hamza Hamzaoğlu has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
It’s our belief that Atmacalar could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, choosing Tarik Cetin, Emir Han Topcu, Selim Ay, Sebastian Holmen, Cemali Sertel, Damjan Djokovic, Bryan Dabo, Fernando Boldrin, Tyler Boyd, Yannick Bolasie and Joel Pohjanpalo.
In our view, Fatih Karagümrük will probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Çaykur Rizespor might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
Our tip is for a comfortable 3-1 winning score for Fatih Karagümrük after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyumu (74,753)
Captain: Lucas Biglia
Chairman: Süleyman Hurma
Manager: Volkan Demirel
Competitions: Super Lig position 13
⭐ Key Player: Andrea Bertolacci
Customarily deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Andrea Bertolacci was born in Roma, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Lecce in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 7 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.