The hosts showed good football in the previous two games under the new manager Hikmet Karaman, as Caykur Rizespor was close to win one point from its visit in Trabzon on Dec. 15 (Trabzonspor – Caykur Rizespor 3-2 on 15.12.2014) and won 1-0 against Besiktas J.K. at “Ataturk Olympic Stadium” last Thursday (Besiktas J.K. – Caykur Rizespor 0-1 on 18.12.2014).
This will be debut for Hikmet Karaman at home and the hosts expect big support from their fans.Godfrey Oboabona (defender / 1 goal) and Giray Kacar (defender / 1 goal) are unavailable for the home team, but Godfrey Oboabona missed most of the games of his team over the last month, so his absence is not expected to be so big problem for Caykur Rizespor.
Gaziantepspor, on the other hand, is currently on 13th position in the standings, with five points more than Caykur Rizespor.However, it should be noted, that this team managed to win only one point from its previous five visits in this league (0-1-4 6-13) and what is even more important – the Falcons have big problems with injured and suspended players in this moment, as Gbenga Arokoyo (defender), Gokhan Suzen (defender), John Chibuike (striker / 3 goals), Aboubacar Camara (striker) and Muhammed Demir (striker / 5 goals) will miss the upcoming match for the away team.
An interesting fact is, that the hosts have won four of the previous five games between these two teams at “Yeni Rize Sehir Stadium” (4-0-1 12-6), including their most recent meeting here in February (Caykur Rizespor – Gaziantepspor 5-1 on 14.02.2014).
18:00 Caykur Rizespor – Gaziantepspor
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