Goztepe will be taking on Rizespor in Turkish Super League on Tuesday night. Both the teams are in dire need of a victory to move a step closer to their respective targets.
For Goztepe, the damage may have already been done, following a win of four games without a win, with the last three ending in defeats. For they are now a huge 15 points adrift of top-four, and erasing that deficit in just nine games will be a tough ask, almost impossible considering they are up against the likes of Besiktas and Fenerbahce in the top-four race.
Rizespor, on the other hand, are in a significantly severe position at the moment. Their Turkish SuperLeague status is on the line and they know more negative results will send them into the relegation pit. That said, they can move out of the bottom three with a win in this game.
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Zlatko Tripic: Goztepe signed him during the winter transfer window in order to propel their European charge. The 27-year-old Norwegian may not have found the back of the net in the league, but he is one of the best players in this team. He can pick a pass or two.
Goals for Viking: 08
Halil Akbunar: With leading scorer Serdar Gurler out injured, Akbunar will be key for the hosts. But his five goals and an assist is proof of his potential, and that he can carry the team on his shoulder.
Soner Aydogdu: In terms of overall influence, he is right there at the top in this team. His presence in the midfield, ability to influence the game in both ends of the pitch and the way he reads the game, makes him an indispensable part of this team.
Fernando Boldrin: Rizespor's most in-form player at the moment. He can score and set-up his teammates as well. A no-nonsense choice in this game.
Goals: 04. Assists: 02.
Milan Skoda: Four goals, one assist and one man-of-the-match performance in the eight games for Rizespor, he is certainly hot at the moment.
Denys Harmash: Rizespor's newest signing. And he hasn't disappointed at all. In fact, it may not be an exaggeration to say that he is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
Games started: 03. Goals: 02.
Risky picks – Dark Horse:
Kamil Wilczek: Goztepe's mid-season signing. He is yet to score a goal in seven games, although he has started only three games. But he has been good in the last couple of weeks, and it feels that the goal may be around.