Ankaragucu vs Nazilli Belediyespor Match Preview !
Ankaragucu host Nazilli Belediyespor on Sunday at the 19 Mayis Stadium. Kick off time is 3pm Turkish time. After a draw at Korfez last week, Ankaragucu will be looking to get the 3 points this weekend against struggling Nazilli. The visitors are second from bottom with only 3 points in their opening 4 games. They lost 5-0 at home against Altay at the weekend and will want to improve on that.
The last time both teams met, Ankaragucu ran out 7-0 winners in the Turkish Cup on the 2nd of February 2000. Ankaragucu fans will be hoping for a repeat of that kind of performance on Sunday. An interesting fact from that match is that Hayati Soldas was the Ankaragucu manager at that time. Soldas has come in for some stick from the Ankaragucu fans not happy with the style of football and his team line ups.
During that match 13 years ago the goals came from Hakan Kutlu, Faruk Sarman, Tarek Dasgun (2), Saffet Aykuz (2), and Hakan Keles. Playing for Nazilli that day was former Eskisehirspor captain Bulent Ertugal.
It will be interesting to see who is in the starting line up on Sunday, Will Levent Kale return to the starting line up or will Umut Nayir keep his place ? Will their be places in the team for new boys Aydin Toscali, Veli Torun or Ibrahim Sahin ? Ankaragucu need to improve at the back as they have conceded in every game this season apart from the match at Eyupspor.
Hayati Soldas has kept faith in Onur Atasayer and Harun Aydin both youngsters who have come through the youth academy. But Mehmet Tasci should return from International duty while Emre Tasdemir should also return to the fold. The manager has a big squad and it will be tough to keep everyone happy. Its interesting to see that already Volkan Geyik, Mert Erdogan and Aytac Oden have been dropped from the squad. Selim Teber has had to fill in at centre half due to the shortage of fit defenders. Aydin Toscali will be a welcome returnee to the squad as he looks to find match fitness.
This should be an easy 3 points for Ankaragucu, how often have we said that only to be let down though ? Im going for a 3-0 win.