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Fenerbahçe will be visiting Çaykur Didi on Friday for the Süper Lig clash with hosts Çaykur Rizespor.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Çaykur Rizespor v Fenerbahçe match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Çaykur Rizespor will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-1 Süper Lig loss in their previous game against Fenerbahçe.
The only player to score from Çaykur Rizespor was Milan Škoda (53'). Emre Belözoğlu (39'), Garry Rodrigues (60') and Ozan Tufan (96') scored for Fenerbahçe.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Çaykur Rizespor have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Atmacalar have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 10 goals on the way.
Fenerbahçe come into this clash following on from a 3-1 Süper Lig win with the downing of Çaykur Rizespor in their last fixture.
For Fenerbahçe, goals were scored by Emre Belözoğlu (39'), Garry Rodrigues (60') and Ozan Tufan (96'). Milan Škoda (53') was the scorer for Çaykur Rizespor.
Looking at their form, and Fenerbahçe have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals overall. In defence, Sarı Kanaryalar can certainly do much better. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 27/11/2016 shows that Çaykur Rizespor have won 1 of them & Fenerbahçe 5, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Süper Lig match day 34 on 25/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Fenerbahçe 3-1 Çaykur Rizespor.
The match was refereed by Halis Özkahya.
Team News: Çaykur Rizespor
Çaykur Rizespor manager Ünal Karaman has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
It looks as if Atmacalar should employ a 4-4-2 system for this game featuring Gokhan Akkan, Dario Melnjak, Dimitris Chatziisaias, Montassar Talbi, Mykola Morozyuk, Braian Samudio, Fabrício Baiano, Amedej Vetrih, Konrad Michalak, Loic Remy and Milan Skoda.
Team News: Fenerbahçe
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Fenerbahçe boss Tahir Karapınar has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We believe Sarı Kanaryalar seem most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system using Altay Bayindir, Gökhan Gönül, Mauricio Lemos, Serdar Aziz, Caner Erkin, Ozan Tufan, Nabil Dirar, Deniz Türüc, Ferdi Kadioglu, Mame Baba Thiam and Enner Valencia.
We feel that over the course of the game, Çaykur Rizespor might need a bit of good fortune to breach the defence of this Fenerbahçe lineup who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Fenerbahçe at the end of the 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Çaykur Didi (15,558)
Captain: Orhan Ovacikli
Chairman: Hasan Kartal
Manager: Ünal Karaman