Adana Demirspor vs Rizespor Match Analysis & Prediction
22/12/2022 7:00 pm
Following their 1. Lig defeat last time out, Rizespor will be looking to quickly bounce back when they make the trip to Yeni Adana Stadyumu to take on Adana Demirspor in the Turkish Cup.
Adana Demirspor have not been in competitive action since November 11, when they played out a goalless draw with Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig before the World Cup break. That result extended their unbeaten ru across all competitions to 12 matches.
However, fortunes were on on their side when they started their warm-up matches, as they suffered two successive defeats, firstly losing 6-3 to Maccabi Tel Aviv before suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Fortuna Sittard – on Decmber 4 and 5 respectively.
Nevertheless, they bounced back to winning ways in the next friendly, claiming an impressive 5-0 victory over Leipaja on December 8. They then played back-to-back 2-2 draws with Galatasaray and Sampdoria respectively in their last two warm-up matches.
Adana Demirspor now face the challenge of lower-tier Rizespor and will be hoping to pick up a positive cup result before they resume Super Lig duties – where they sit third on 24 points – with an home encounter against Fatih Karagumruk on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, Rizespor enter the contest sitted in fifth place in the 1. Lig table on 29 points after playing 17 matches so far this season.
Unlike their top-tier opponents, Rizespor did not break from domestic duties, where they lost their last game after suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Goztepe on December 16, which saw them end their 13-game unbeaten streak across all competitions.
Despite losing their last league match last time out, Rizespor will feel confident of causing an upset on Thursday due to the fact that they are in good form in the league.
Adana Demirspor vs. Rizespor Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 22 occasions across all competitions, where Demirspor have claimed six victories while Rizespor have won 11, and they have drawn in five. Rizespor have scored 32 goals and conceded 34. In their last five meetings, they have each won twice and drawn once.
19/08/2017Adana Demirspor1Rizespor31. Lig
28/01/2018Rizespor1Adana Demirspor01. Lig
18/09/2021Adana Demirspor3Rizespor1Super Lig
06/02/2022Rizespor1Adana Demirspor3Super Lig
Adana Demirspor Team News
Adana Demirspor will be without the services of attacking midfielder Younes Belhanda, who is suspended after picking up a red card on November 11 and should return on December 23.
The duo of left-back Kevin Rodrigues and centre-back Samet Akaydin are at risk of suspension if they get booked on Thursday.
Adana Demirspor's Last 5 Matches
04/12/2022Adana Demirspor3Maccabi Tel Aviv6Club Friendlies
05/12/2022Adana Demirspor1Fortuna Sittard2Club Friendlies
08/12/2022Adana Demirspor5Liepaja0Club Friendlies
10/12/2022Galatasaray2Adana Demirspor2Club Friendlies
15/12/2022Adana Demirspor2Sampdoria2Club Friendlies
Rizespor Team News
Rizespor will be without the services of left winger Efe Tecimer and right-back Kerem Kalafat due to cruciate ligament injuries, while Alper Potuk and Emirhan Topcu are at risk of suspension if they get booked here.
Attacking midfielder Ronaldo Mendes is out with a groin injury, while Srdjan Grahovac misses out through a leg injury.
Rizespor's Last 5 Matches
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