Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ankaragucu vs Samsunspor match preview !

Ankaragucu travel to Samsunspor on Sunday in another match where both teams are fighting for survival. For Samsun there is a bit more light at the end of the tunnel, but the victory for Ankaragucu over Goztepe last week will have given the team some confidence going into the match. Mustafa Kaplan spoke this week saying the team will fight right to the very end to stay in the league.

The game ended 1-1 in Ankara the last time the two sides met with Teoman scoring for Ankaragucu. Samsun have been on decent form the last few months with victories over the likes of Manisaspor and Karsiyaka. However they did suffer a set back last weekend with a defeat at Sanliurfaspor.

Abdulkadir Ozgen will be the player to watch out for with the striker scoring 8 goals in 10 games for Samsunspor. Ankaragucu will have to do without Enes kubat who is out injured for a couple of weeks and Gokhan Erdogan who is suspended. Gokhan Akkan will continue in goal and Mert Erdogan should be available for selection again.

Like the game at home to Goztepe last week, Ankaragucu need to show the same attitude. They need to go into the match and enjoy themselves without any pressure. There is no doubting the talent of some of the young players in the Ankaragucu squad, they just lack the experience. Hasan Ayaroglu impressed when he came on last week and could find himself in the starting line up due to the suspension of Gokhan Erdogan.

The game will be shown live on TRT Web TV on Sunday afternoon at 2pm Turkish Time. Tune into the Blog for all the latest news.


  1. Dare we raise our hopes after last week's super performance ?

    True, we all want to, but let's just keep our feet on the ground for this one. Samsun at home are strong, so anything Ankaragucu can get from this match would be a good result.

    Of course, if they win, then it set's up an interesting run-in with all the teams above Ankaragucu beginning to quiver in fear !!!

    I'm not sure if I'll be able to watch the feed, but I'll try and join the match for the 2nd half at least. Errrrmmm .... I might be too hung over from celebrating Hibs win against Falkirk on Saturday ???!!!!