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Fenerbahce vs Rizespor Predictions & Tips - Fenerbahce to keep winning at home

  • Fenerbahce vs Rizespor predictions for Saturday’s Super Lig match
  • Match is being played at 4pm GMT at the Ülker Stadium in Istanbul
  • Fenerbahce have won & seen BTTS in their last 6 home matches against Rizespor
  • I am backing Fenerbahce to win with the match going over 2.5 goals
  • Full match preview, stats, team news and predictions
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Mat Marshall 27 Jan 2021
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Fenerbahce vs Rizespor Predictions


Fenerbahce struggle to keep clean sheets at home in the Super Lig but keep winning games. Rizespor play their first match under a new manager but are likely to need more time to compete against the title challengers.

  • Fenerbahce have won their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • Fenerbahce have seen over 2.5 goals in 15 of their last 17 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Fenerbahce have conceded in 23 of their last 26 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Fenerbahce have won & seen BTTS in their last 6 home matches against Rizespor (Super Lig).
  • Fenerbahce have seen BTTS in 18 of their last 20 matches against Rizespor (all competitions).
  • Rizespor have seen BTTS in 9 of their last 11 matches (Super Lig).
  • Rizespor have lost by 3+ goals in 2 of their last 3 away matches (Super Lig).
  • Rizespor have lost 5 of their last 7 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Fenerbahce have a 27-8 advantage against Rizespor with 8 draws in 43 matches.

Fenerbahce have won seven of the last eight encounters and the last four including a 2-1 away win in September.

Fenerbahce Form


Fenerbahce sit second in the Turkish Super Lig, just two points behind Besiktas. They have won 7 of their last 8 matches and their last 6 at home.

Erol Bulut’s side won 3-0 at Erzurumspor and 1-0 at home against Kasimpasa in the Turkish Cup.

Fenerbahce returned to the Super Lig with a 3-1 home win against Ankaragucu and 1-1 draw at Sivasspor without influential midfielder Ozan Tufan.

Fenerbahce bounced back at home with a 3-0 home win against Kayserispor. They had 69% possession and 21-6 shots with Mame Thiam, Mbwana Samatta and Papiss Demba Cissé on target.

Fenerbahce Injuries & Team News


Centre back Marcel Tisserand was injured in the first half against Sivasspor and is doubtful. New signing Attila Szalai could continue to partner Serdar Aziz in central defence.

Midfielder Tolga Cigerci is injured but Ozan Tufan and Mert Hakan Yandas returned from suspension against Kayserispor. Tufan started and Yandas came off the bench.

Wingers Ferdi Kadioglu, Sinan Gumus and Diego Perotti are all injured with Mame Thiam and Enner Valencia to continue out wide

New signing Mesut Ozil could start on the bench here after signing from Arsenal.

Rizespor Form


Rizespor sit 6 points above the relegation zone in the Super Lig. They have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches including 6-0 at Besiktas, 1-0 at Besiktas in the Turkish Cup and 4-1 at Yeni Malatyaspor.

The club sacked manager Stjepan Tomas with Ersin Aka taking over on an interim basis. He led Rizespor to a 3-0 home win against Gaziantep with Milan Skoda bagging a brace and Braian Samudio netting a late penalty.

Rizespor’s last match was a 1-1 draw at Istanbul Basaksehir. Another Samudio penalty put his side ahead but they couldn’t hold on after having 26% possession and 4-17 shots.

Rizespor Injuries & Team News


Rizespor midfielder and captain Abdullah Durak is suspended after an accumulation of bookings.

The club recently had a coronavirus outbreak. Goalkeeper Gökhan Akkan, centre backs Montassar Talbi, right back Mykola Morozyuk, midfielders Mithat Pala, Fabrício Baiano, attacking midfielder Fernando Boldrin and striker Milan Skoda are all doubtful.

Left back Ismail Köybasi, midfielder Yasin Pehlivan, attacking midfielder Tunay Torun, winger Fernando Andrade and striker Loic Remy are all injured.

Marius Sumudica was appointed permanent manager on Monday. Since 2017 he has managed Kayserispor, Al-Shabab and Gaziantep.

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Verdict

Fenerbahce are clicking into top gear and should have far too much quality for Rizespor. The visitors should improve under new boss Marius Sumudica but this is likely to come too soon.

Best Bet: Fenerbahce & Over 2.5 Win & Total Goals @-105.26 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Fenerbahce Win & BTTS Win & BTTS @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Fenerbahce Win 3-1 Correct Score @1000.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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