Ankaragucu vs Caykur Rizespor match preview !
Ankaragucu travel to Rize at the weekend in what will be one of the biggest games in the clubs history. Knowing they have to take 3 points to keep up this dramatic fight against relegation but Rizespor will have their own plans as they are battling it out with Kayseri Erciyes to become champions of the PTT Lig. With only 3 games remaining neither team can afford to drop any points at this late stage. Ankaragucu are on a 3 match winning run while Rizespor are unbeaten in their last 6 games.
The home side lost two of their best players in Ousman Jallow and Uche Kalu who both left the club, according to reports both players were released due to injury. PTT rules state you can only have a maximum of 3 foreign players. Uche Kalu has an agreement to return to the club at the end of the season. But still they have the likes of Hossam Hasan, Cenk Alkilic and the brilliant Romanian Floran Cernat who they signed from Karabukspor in the January transfer window. Rize are a well run club and it will be good to see them back in the Super Lig. But hopefully they have an off day like they did last time the two sides met in Ankara where Ankaragucu won 2-1.
Ankaragucu will have to go into the match without Mehmet Tasci and Kaan Kanak who are both injured. Returning to the squad will be Serkan Sirin, Aytac Oden and Gurkan Alver who all missed out last week. The victory over Bolu keeps the dream alive for Ankaragucu. The likes of Timur Ozgoz and Bilal Gulden have led the team onto victory and will be called upon again this weekend.
One young player who we should give special mention to is Gokhan Akkan, since his return to the team Ankaragucu have won all 3 games. At 18 years old the youngster has a big future ahead of him and Bayram will have to be patient if he wants to get back into the team. Indeed Bayram could have played his last game with the club as he is out of contract at the end of the season.
Ankaragucu will take a big traveling support yet again this weekend and the support has been fantastic this season in terms of their backing and loyalty. Im leaving predictions for just now, but lets hope that on Sunday night we are sitting discussing another Ankaragucu victory. The game will kick off at 1400pm and will be shown live on TRT Web TV.