Rizespor v Sivasspor betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: Turkey Super Lig
Competition: Mon 16.May
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Çaykur Didi Stadyumu (15332 seats)

Season ticket holders at Çaykur Didi Stadyumu haven’t enjoyed many victories this season, with Rizespor languishing in the 17th spot. The visiting Sivasspor will believe to guard their higher league position in this match.

Insights:
  • Sivasspor have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

For Rizespor relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely. Sivasspor is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Rizespor form and stats

The Super Lig stats at home this season for Rizespor are 8-2-8 (wins-draws-losses).

A good away victory last time out for Rizespor, who won 3-1 against Yeni Malatyaspor (placed 20th). Midfield player Phiri got a match rating of 8.15 in that game, the max score being 10. Phiri served one assist, hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times and had 93 successful passes (of 98 total).

Before that match, a win away at Goztepe.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Rizespor have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found twelve matches with the results: Won five, drawn four and lost three.

The Rizespor fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 23 in 18 matches. Rizespor have conceded 29 from these games.

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Sivasspor form and stats

6 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. That’s the product of Sivasspor playing as the away team in the Super Lig this season.

Sivasspor delivered a 1-1 draw playing at home against Alanyaspor in their previous game; a Turkish Cup duel.

Preceding that, the 1-3 home loss versus Kasimpasa.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Sivasspor playing away and similar expectations, we found eight relevant matches. Results were three Sivasspor wins, three draws and two defeats.

Sivasspor have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 18 league away games 22 goals have been scored. In the opposite end, Sivasspor have conceded 28 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The two combatants have battled earlier this season: Sivasspor - Rizespor 1-1. Head-to-head numbers (for the prior ten meetings): Rizespor won three games, six matches ended with a tie and Sivasspor have one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / seven The matches between these sides have had a tendency to be brutal, having seen 6 sending-offs from the last ten duels.

Top Goalscorers

RizesporJ. Pohjanpalo
J. Pohjanpalo
16 goals
SivassporM. Yatabaré
M. Yatabaré
10 goals
SivassporO. Kayode
O. Kayode
6 goals

Rizespor missing players

Sivasspor missing players

Rizespor Sivasspor
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 6 18 36
10 8 2 Won W 1 6 12
6 2 1 Drew D 2 4 12
20 8 3 Lost L 3 8 12
43 23 9 Scored S 6 22 48
67 29 12 Conceded C 13 28 48
92% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
83% 78% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 72% 75%
64% 61% 83% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 56% 50%
36% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 28% 31%
17% 17% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 17% 11%
56% 56% 83% BTTS BTTS 67% 67% 64%
17% 22% 0% Clean Sheets C S 17% 17% 22%
36% 28% 17% Failed to Score F T 17% 17% 17%
 
4.9 5.3 5.8 Corners for (avg) C F 4.3 3.6 4.2
5.2 5 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 4.8 4.4
2.1 2.3 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.3 2
7 2 1 Red cards R C 1 2 5
 
9.8 9.6 8.3 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 9.7 10.1
3.8 3.8 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.8 4.1
32% 33% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 26% 32% 33%
 
12.6 11.9 16 Shots against (avg) S A 10.3 9.8 9.3
5.6 5.2 7.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.2 4.2 4
Key stats in Super Lig this season:
  • Sivasspor have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sivasspor haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Trabzonspor 36 22 12 2 66 32 18 11 7 0 33 16 18 11 5 2 33 16 34 78
2 Fenerbahce 36 20 9 7 68 38 18 11 4 3 33 17 18 9 5 4 35 21 30 69
3 Konyaspor 36 19 7 10 62 43 18 12 4 2 33 14 18 7 3 8 29 29 19 64
4 Istanbul Basaksehir 36 18 7 11 52 34 18 11 2 5 27 14 18 7 5 6 25 20 18 61
5 Alanyaspor 36 17 7 12 63 58 18 8 4 6 36 31 18 9 3 6 27 27 5 58
6 Fatih Karagumruk 36 16 8 12 47 51 18 10 5 3 29 17 18 6 3 9 18 34 -4 56
7 Besiktas 36 14 13 9 53 47 18 10 5 3 31 22 18 4 8 6 22 25 6 55
8 Antalyaspor 36 15 10 11 49 44 18 10 5 3 33 18 18 5 5 8 16 26 5 55
9 Adana Demirspor 36 14 10 12 51 44 18 8 5 5 28 17 18 6 5 7 23 27 7 52
10 Kasimpasa 36 14 8 14 61 51 18 8 4 6 34 25 18 6 4 8 27 26 10 50
11 Hatayspor 36 14 8 14 51 56 18 9 5 4 32 20 18 5 3 10 19 36 -5 50
12 Sivasspor 36 12 12 12 48 48 18 6 8 4 26 20 18 6 4 8 22 28 0 48
13 Galatasaray 36 13 9 14 47 50 18 9 3 6 28 21 18 4 6 8 19 29 -3 48
14 Giresunspor 36 12 8 16 39 42 18 7 4 7 22 20 18 5 4 9 17 22 -3 44
15 Kayserispor 36 11 11 14 50 59 18 9 4 5 29 22 18 2 7 9 21 37 -9 44
16 Gaziantep F.K. 36 11 10 15 46 53 18 10 7 1 33 17 18 1 3 14 13 36 -7 43
17 Rizespor 36 10 6 20 43 67 18 8 2 8 23 29 18 2 4 12 20 38 -24 36
18 Altay 36 9 7 20 36 51 18 5 4 9 18 23 18 4 3 11 18 28 -15 34
19 Goztepe 36 7 7 22 40 68 18 4 2 12 18 32 18 3 5 10 22 36 -28 28
20 Yeni Malatyaspor 36 5 5 26 27 63 18 3 3 12 20 38 18 2 2 14 7 25 -36 20

Read more about Super Lig

The Süper Lig is the top league in Turkish football. It has 18 teams who play a season from August to May, meeting each other home and away. After all fixtures have been played the final league table is ready and the champion of Turkey celebrated. The three bottom teams are relegated.