Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Ankaragucu vs Gaziantepspor Match Preview !
This Saturday Ankaragucu host Gaziantepspor at the 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara.
Hakan Kutlu will take control of his first game in a relegation 6 pointer against struggling Gaziantepspor. Kutlu spent 28 years with Ankaragucu as a player and coach and Saturdays game will be the biggest game in his career. Win and Ankaragucu still have a chance of staying up, loose and it could be all but over.
Gaziantepspor won both games last season, the first game in Ankara finished 2-0 to Gaziantepspor thanks to two late goals from Olcan Adin and Ivan Popov. In the return game Gaziatepspor also won, this time 3-2 at home. Two goals from Cenk Tosun and another from Olcan Adin with Jan Rajnoch and Ozgur Cek scoring for Ankaragucu.
This season Gaziantepspor have struggled to reach the heights of last season and find themselves in a relegation battle. Things were so different last season with Gaziantepspor clinching a Europa League place after finishing 4th in the Turkish Super Lig. The season didn't start so well after been knocked out of Europa by Legia Warsaw and struggling to find the net in the Turkish Super Lig. Only three wins to date, one of them been a 4-2 win at Galatasaray, there key players from last season Cenk Tosun, Ismael Sosa and Ivan Popov haven't performed to the same level as last season.
Gaziantep lost 1-0 at home to Eskisehirspor last week, but had there chances to get something from the game. If Ankaragucu are to win the game, they will need to stop Olcan Adin as he has been the one bright spark this season for Gaziantep.
Ankaragucu have looked good going forward of late until last Sunday against Antalyaspor which proved to be Ziya Dogans last game in charge of the club. Hakan Kutlu will welcome back Turgut Dogan Sahin to the side and will be hoping he along with Serdar Ozkan and Ergin Keles can fire Ankaragucu to victory. If Ankaragucu are to win the game then Hurriyet Gucer will be the key player to drive the team on.
Another tough game, lets hope the players and fans can give Hakan Kutlu a much needed win in his first game in charge.
Lay lay lay lay lay Hakan Kutlu !!