So after a thrilling draw last week against Besiktas and a loss to Fethiyespor in the cup, we travel to the eastern Black Sea region to Rize on Saturday. After a bright start they haven't won since week 5 and since that time have only picked up 3 points. That doesn't mean anything though so we need to come out and play well. Emre is out injured and Meireles received a two match suspension due to his red card so I expect the Topal-Alper-Cristian midfield even though I would prefer Salih for Cristian. Next four games are Rize, Akhisar, Karabuk, and Kayseri. Winnable games to finish the first half of the season, but easier said than done.