Bursaspor suffered a 3-2 defeat against their rivals last weekend and are yet to record a win over the Istanbul trio this season. Senol Gunes’ side will need to bounce back from the last second goal which cost them a point last week and have the perfect opportunity to do so against a lowly Rizespor.
Serdar Aziz and Ethem Pülgir are injury doubts while Sener Özbayraklı is suspended for the Rizespor game.
Rizespor suffered yet another defeat last week and have slipped down to 17th place with 17 points. The Black Sea based side have won just two of their last ten games.
Rizespor go into the Bursaspor game with a clean bill of health.
Bursaspor will be looking to make amends for this week and should be able to comfortably see off Rizespor at home.