Rizespor Vs Galatasaray Betting Tip: Both To Score – 14 June 2020

Another Super Lig encounter in Rize to serve up goals

Rizespor Vs Galatasaray

Sunday 14 June 2020 – 19:00 Kick-Off
Turkish Super Lig
Pick: Both Teams To Score
Odds: 4/5
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 12 June 2020)

Preview: Three points are imperative for Galatasaray this Sunday, facing Rizespor on the road, if the reigning league champions in Turkey are to close the gap on those at the top.

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Rizespor Preview – Another close-run-loss on the cards? 

A nervy finish, similar to how 2018-19 concluded with them four points clear of danger, beckons for Rizespor (16 – W7 D4 L15). Playing the remaining home matches at their usual residence of Yeni Rize Sehir Stadium, the team nicknamed The Black Sea Sparrowhawks will hope for a smooth restart. This after enduring a dismal spell prior to the league being halted, winning none but losing six of their last eight league games.

That alarming bout of results left them languishing inside the league’s relegation zone and surely wondering where their next three points would come from. The good news is that while Sunday’s opponents are the defending Turkish champions, Rizespor can be proud of a very strong record across recent encounters having only lost one of the last five head-to-heads to be held in Rize (W1 D3 L1).

The bad news, however, is the better teams do tend to, well, get the better of them on their own patch. This season, Basaksehir, Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor – sides occupying positions within the current top-six – have all visited Rizespor in the league and departed with the same outcome, a 2-1 victory. Meanwhile, Rizespor would claim only four points from their last six home matches combined (W1 D1 L4).


Galatasaray 2-1 Correct Score



Galatasaray Preview – Lions keen to pick up pre-lockdown slack?

Work to be doing for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Super Lig holders Galatasaray (3rd – W14 D8 L4), who must overturn a deficit of three points in their final eight fixtures – which includes potentially decisive meetings with both teams currently above them in the standings, Istanbul Basaksehir and Trabzonspor, on Matchday 29 and 30 – in order to successfully retain their crown. Disappointing upon the restart would only add to their task at hand.

The omens are not exactly promising, though, with The Lions (Aslanlar) victorious on one of their previous five league visits to Rizespor. Last season’s 3-2 success in this fixture, helping them complete a league double over said opponents, came courtesy of two very late goals when trailing 2-1 as the 90 minutes were up. So it could be argued Gala are extremely fortunate to even have that sole win to their name.

Furthermore, winning matches wasn’t exactly Gala’s forte by the time football ground to a halt in March. Successive draws, with Sivasspor and Besiktas, putting the brakes on an eight-game winning streak prior. The latter sufficient evidence that this team, which boast the third-best away record (W5 D4 L3) thus far, is clearly very capable.


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Rizespor Vs Galatasaray Betting Advice

Both teams should have appreciated the timing of the break if nothing else. Rizespor failing to win their last eight Super Lig games and Galatasaray seeing their eight match winning streak snapped following successive draws. The latter’s dip in form profoundly less extreme it must be said.


Rizespor Vs Galatasaray – Key Facts

  • No league win since mid-January for Rizespor (D2 L6 since), whose six home defeats in 2019/20 saw them beaten on five occasions despite scoring.
  • Across 12 away outings in Super Lig this season, Galatasaray – who are unbeaten in the league since before Christmas (W8 D2) – have kept only four clean sheets.
  • Rizespor can take heart from their recent record as the home side in this fixture, losing only once in five previous said matches in Super Lig.


Rizespor have had a tendency to lose 2-1 at home to the better sides this season, so have shown an ability to push the best at this level close. They even led 2-1 in this fixture last season, only to be undone twice in stoppage-time to lose 3-2. The hosts can mix it therefore, and Galatrasaray might not have it all their own way. Gala & Both Teams To Score appeals at 12/5 (Bet365).


Best Betting Odds – Rizespor Vs Galatasaray

Rizespor – 19/4 (Bet365)
Draw – 3/1 (Betway)
Galatasaray – 8/13 (BetVictor)