Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Ankaragucu vs Fenerbahce - Match Preview
Image taken from Haber.Com
This Weekends match is the much awaited game between Ankaragucu vs Fenerbahce which will be played at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. Fenerbahce are joint top of the league with Trabzonspor and lead on goal difference by three goals. Ankaragucu will go there hoping to take something from the game and spoil our rivals title hopes. Onur has already mentioned that Ahmet Gokcek has promised to pay the debts and give the players a bonus if they win the match.
Aykut Kocaman replaced Christophe Daum in the summer and after a difficult start where Fenerbahce were knocked out of Europe and a poor start in the league, his side have performed very well. Since the January break Fenerbahce have been the form team on a fantastic run of form. Eighteen games undefeated, you have to go back to the 12th of December for Fenerbahces last defeat. Anyone guess who it was against ? Yes Ankaragucu !!!!. A 2-1 win in Ankara thanks to two goals from Stanislav Sestak. We also beat them 4-2 in the Cup in Ankara to.
Fenerbahce have a lot of options in Attack with Mamadou Niang and Sahin Senturk scoring 25 goals between them. In midfield they have quality players like Miroslav Stoch, Belezoglu and the leagues top scorer Alex who is on 22 goals. At the back Diego Lugano is an important player for them and Andre Santos. However there defence is there weakness and if Ankaragucu are to get anything from the game they need to put them under pressure and attack.
Ankaragucu under Mesut Bakkal have only lost one out of the nine games under his leadership. Our latest result a 1-1 win away at Sivasspor. The weekends game will be interesting to see who Mesut chooses to lead the front line. Robert Vittek hasn't looked anywhere near his best since his return from injury. Fatih Tekke and Stanislav Sestak would be a good choice, Fatih an ex Trabzonspor legend would love to do his former team a favour and Stanislav will be looking to return to the team after his goal last week. Roman Bednar will also be in contention for a place.
The pressure is on Fenerbahce to win in front of there home crowd and not throw it away like they did last season. I'm predicting a 1-1 draw and Sestak to yet again be our hero against Fenerbahce.