Rizespor v Galatasaray: Expected Starting Line Ups – Ex Arsenal striker Podolski set to start

Lukas Podolski

Galatasaray take on Rizespor hoping to make amends for their 2-1 defeat against Benfica in the Champions League midweek.

Hamza Hamzaoğlu is expected to start with former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski on the left-flank following his goal against Benfica and Yasin Öztekin is likely to join him on the right with Wesley Sneijder in a number 10 role in behind striker Burak Yılmaz.

Central midfielder Jose Rodriguez faces a race against time after only recently recovering from a viral infection.


Selçuk Inan is expected to start alongside Bilal Kısa in central midfield with Chedjou and Hakan Balta in defence. Jason Denayer and Olcan Adın are likely to start as full-backs.

Stadium: Yeni Rize Şehir
Referee: Serkan Çınar

Kick-Off: 17:00 GMT

ÇAYKUR RİZESPOR: İtandje, Orhan, Viera, Oboabona, Eren, Robin, Makiadi, Mehmet, Tuszynski, Deniz, Kweuke
MANAGER: Hikmet Karaman

GALATASARAY: Muslera, Sabri, Chedjou, Hakan, Olcan, Selçuk,, Podolski, Sneijder, Yasin, Burak, Bilal
MANAGER: Hamza Hamzaoğlu