Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor - Match Preview
Picture above taken from LigTV
The seasons final match takes place in Ankara on Saturday as Ankaragucu welcome Antalyaspor to the 19 Mayis Stadium. The team will want to put last weeks match behind them and bounce back with a win in front of the home crowd.
The last time the two teams met was a 2-2 draw in Antalya which we were unlucky not to win with yet another dodgy penalty given against us. Michael Zewlakow and Marek Sapara scored our goals. Speaking of Sapara, he travelled with the squad last weekend to Istanbul for some Support and joined the management team on the bench.
Antalyaspor have had a decent season. They have avoided releagation which is one of there main goals with them not been one of the leagues big spenders. They had a very good start to the season and looked like they would fight for a UEFA Cup place. However they have had a poor second half of the season. They have only won one of there last 6 games which was a 3-2 win away at Bucaspor. Last weekend they suffered another defeat as they lost 2-1 at home to Karabukspor. One of there few success stories of there season has been the form of Necati Ates who has still managed 11 goals. Kerem Seras is another player worth watching out for.
The last day of the season is a chance for all the Tribunes to come and thank the players and management for there efforts. It is also a chance for them to say goodbyes to some of the players who will move on in the summer. As Jim said in a previous post, Ankaragucu has a history of selling so many players and having to replace them every season. Hopefully we will hold onto our star players. Although the team hasn't reached the highs expected this season, there have been some very good moments like beating all the Istanbul teams this season. We still have a chance of finishing above Galatasaray as well so still a lot to play for.
Ankaragucu have no other injury worries ahead of this weekends game. Stefan Senecky will be suspended due to his sending off against Fenerbahce. There will also be a chance of Jarioslaw Cerny making his debut in the game as well.
Im predicting a 3-1 win for Ankaragucu in this game. Hope everyone turns up and enjoys the game. Sing a song for me fellow Kankas.