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Besiktas vs Rizespor Predictions & Tips - Besiktas to begin Turkish title defence with a home win

  • Besiktas vs Rizespor predictions for Friday’s Super Lig match
  • The game is being played at 6.30pm BST at Vodafone Park
  • Besiktas have won 11 of their last 12 matches against Rizespor
  • Can the visitors score in in Istanbul?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Besiktas host Rizespor at Vodafone Park in the Turkish SUper Lig opener on Friday (Getty)
Eddy Tora 11 Aug 2021
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Besiktas vs Rizespor Predictions


Besiktas won the double in Turkey last season and have dominated Rizespor in recent years. With the visitors undergoing a squad overhaul in the offseason, I am backing the Black Eagles to win 2-0 at home.
  • Besiktas vs Rizespor Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Besiktas Form
  • Besiktas Injuries & Team News
  • Rizespor Form
  • Rizespor Injuries & Team News
  • Besiktas vs Rizespor Live Stream FAQ

  • Besiktas have won 14 of their last 18 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have won to nil in 10 of their last 18 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have won by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 3 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have won 11 of their last 12 matches against Rizespor (all competitions).
  • Besiktas have won to nil in 4 of their last 6 home matches against Rizespor (all competitions).
  • Rizespor have lost to nil in 2 of their last 3 matches (Super Lig).
  • Rizespor have lost by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (Super Lig).

Head to Head


Besiktas have a 30-10 advantage against Rizespor with 8 draws in 48 matches.

Besiktas Form


Besiktas won their 16th Turkish Super Lig title last season, finishing level with Galatasaray but edging it thanks to a one goal advantage.

The Black Eagles did the double after beating Antalyaspor 2-0 in the Turkish Cup final.

Sergen Yalcin’s side have played three pre-season friendlies. They beat Istanbul Basaksehir before a defeat against Kayserispor and draw against Adana Demirspor.

Besiktas Injuries & Team News


Winger Atakan Üner is injured and attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira is in quarantine after recently signing for the Turkish champions.

New signings Salih Ucan and Kenan Karaman could make their debuts.

Rizespor Form


Rizespor finished 13th in the Super Lig last season. 

Bülent Uygun became their third manager of the campaign in March but they struggled to improve, losing four of their last six matches.

Rizespor have lost both pre-season friendlies, 3-2 against Kocaelispor and 2-0 against Alanyaspor. 

Rizespor Injuries & Team News


New signings Sebastian Holmen, Gokhan Gonul and Alper Potuk could make their debuts against Besiktas.

Rizespor have brought in seven new players with 10 departing the club.

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Verdict

Besiktas have dominated Rizespor in recent years which is set to continue in the Super Lig opener. I am backing the Black Eagles to win to nil and cover the -1 handicap in Turkey.

Best Bets: Besiktas -1 Handicap @-117.65 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Best Bets: Besiktas Win To Nil @120.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Besiktas Win 2-0 Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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