Tip Caykur Rizespor - Galatasaray
The lengthy Christmas break is over in Turkey and action starts with the elimination stage of the Turkish Cup with Rizespor hosting Galatasaray. In the fifth round, Rizespor saw off Samsunspor 4-3 on aggregate as Galatasaray beat Tuzlaspor 4-2 on aggregate. Going to this game, Rizespor hope for a better start to the year after wrapping up 2019 with three losses, a win and a draw in their last five matches. in their last 15 matches, Rizespor have six wins, three clean sheets and eight losses. They have scored in 10 of their last 15 matches, and scored two or more goals in six of their last 15 matches. They have conceded two or more goals in nine of the last 15 matches while nine of the 15 matches have also produced over 2.5 goals. At home, Rizespor have two straight losses and five wins in 10. They have failed to score in just two of the last 10 matches and are unbeaten in the last four Turkish Cup games. Rizespor have no clean sheet in the last six cup games but have two losses and five wins in the last 10 Turkish Cup matches. Rizespor have beaten Galatasaray in just one of the last 16 meetings.
Galatasaray on the other hand, wrapped 2019 with a win; they have two wins and two losses in their last five matches. they have lost seven, kept five clean sheets and won five of their last 15 matches. They have scored in nine of their last 15 matches and failed to score in just six, while they have scored two or more goals in five of their last 15 matches. Galatasaray have also conceded two or more in five of the last 15. They have two wins, four losses and four clean sheets in their last 10 away matches. In the last four away matches, they have one win. In the Turkish Cup, Galatasaray have one loss, three wins and two clean sheets in the last five matches. They are unbeaten in eight matches against Rizespor, with four wins therein. They have scored two or more goals in four of their last five meetings with Rizespor while four of the last 10 meetings between the two have produced over 2.5 goals.
Key points Caykur Rizespor - Galatasaray
Galatasaray are unbeaten in eight games against Rizespor.
Rizespor have conceded two or more goals in nine of their last 15 matches.
Galatasaray have scored two or more goals in four of the last five meetings with Rizespor.
Rizespor have one win in 16 matches against Galatasaray.
Rizespor have no clean sheet in the last six Turkish Cup matches.
Conclusion Caykur Rizespor - Galatasaray
Both these sides have not had it going their way in the recent matches and will be hoping to start positively here. For Rizespor though, they will have to deal with the fact that they have not been at their best at home in recent times. Also, Galatasaray have been dominant in matches against Rizespor while generally, they take a better run to Rizespor. Galatasaray have scored two or more goals in four of the last five meetings with Rizespor, who have won just one of the last16 meetings. With Galatasaray’s dominance, we expect them to win again here.
Caykur Rizespor Galatasaray Prediction published on January 15, 2020