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The 1. Lig meeting at Eryaman Stadyumu on Saturday sees home team Gençlerbirliği facing Çaykur Rizespor.
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Gençlerbirliği will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 1. Lig losing effort in their last game against Altay.
In that game, Gençlerbirliği managed 52% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Altay got 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Marco Paixão (24') was the scorer for Altay.
Gençlerbirliği have really been misfiring in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposition teams during their previous six fixtures. In those games, Gençlerbirliği have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 12.
Pre-game facts show that Gençlerbirliği:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Çaykur Rizespor in their previous 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 7 league games. That's never good.
Çaykur Rizespor go into this encounter after a 1-0 1. Lig win vs Boluspor in their last outing.
In that match, Çaykur Rizespor managed 50% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Çaykur Rizespor was Yannick Bolasie (73'). For their opponents, Boluspor had 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
During their 6 latest matches, Bulent Korkmaz's Çaykur Rizespor have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times therefore yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Çaykur Rizespor:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 21/10/2016 shows us that Gençlerbirliği have won 2 of these and Çaykur Rizespor 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Ankara Rüzgârı and 7 netted by Atmacalar. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league clash between the two was Super Lig match day 37 on 23/04/2021 when the final score was Gençlerbirliği 2-1 Çaykur Rizespor.
On that occasion, Gençlerbirliği had 51% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Mattias Johansson (45') and Giovanni Sio (62').
At the other end, Çaykur Rizespor got 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Braian Samudio (74') scored.
The referee was Barış Şimşek.
Team News: Gençlerbirliği
The Gençlerbirliği manager Özcan Bizati will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this match with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Çaykur Rizespor
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Çaykur Rizespor manager Bulent Korkmaz doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
Here is a game where Gençlerbirliği will need things to go their way to score against this Çaykur Rizespor outfit who we think will gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Çaykur Rizespor at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eryaman Stadyumu (22,000)
Chairman: Murat Cavcav
Manager: Özcan Bizati
Competitions: 1. Lig position 18