Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ankaragucu vs Diyarbakir BB match preview !

Sundays match with Diyarbakir should be a cracker. Both teams in excellent form and both looking to  enhance their promotion chances. Altinordu also play host to Alanyaspor in what is the biggest day of the season so far in the Turkish Lig 2.

Diyarbakir BB are on a 9 match unbeaten run which includes a 1-0 win at Alanyaspor. In fact the last team to heath them were Altinordu in a 2-1 victory for the top of the table side. After a poor start to the season for Diyarbakir they are now only 2 points off the Play off places.

There is no doubting that this is the toughest match of Fuat Aykuz Ankaragucu career. He has now guided the team to 6 straight wins and will be looking to make it 7 to keep up the pressure on Altinordu and Alanyaspor.

Last Sundays victory over Eyupspor was comfortable but not that convincing until the last 30 minutes. A fantastic crowd at the 19 Mayis Stadium roared the team onto victory. There were moments in the match that Eyupspor looked like they could take something from the game, until Ankaragucu went up a gear and showed their class.

Mehmet Cakir looks a class act at this level and will want to make sure he guides the team to the PTT Lig. Levent Kale works his socks off and its just a surprise that at his age he hasn't played at a higher level. The new central defensive pairing of Erhan Guven and Serhat Aykuz also look like they will be a fantastic partnership.

Ankaragucu had a lot of attacking options on Sunday, Mehmet Cakir, Mehmet Erden, Levent Kale and Volkan all provided an attacking threat. I think Fuat will bring in an extra midfielder maybe Kaan Kanak if he is fit on Sunday to keep things tight. A win at Diyarbakir will send out a message to the rest of the league that Ankaragucu mean business.

If Altinordu win at Alanyaspor it will give them 6 points in 2 weeks as they will be awarded a 3-0 win against Bozuyuk in a couple of weeks due to their withdrawal from the league. We need Alanyaspor to win this match or even a draw would be a great result for Ankaragucu.

My prediction for sunday is a 1-1 draw, wouldn't be the worst of results, if we can take the 3 points their will be a party in Motherwell on Sunday night.


  1. You are absolutely spot on Nadeem. This weekend will have a bearing on which team has the 'bottle' to win this league.

    Ankaragucu needs to make a statement of intent to Dee-aye-bay-kir, Altinordu and Alanya that the league title is ours. Therefore, nothing less than a win on Sunday will do to ensure that this happens.

    The last thing we need is a nail biting end to the season and getting involved in a play-off lottery.

    I have a wee warm feeling that Ankaragucu will shade the match on Sunday by the odd goal.

    Go to it lads !

  2. Btw, I just returned from Antalya last night and, while there, I took time to have a stroll around the old Antalyaspor Stadium. As you probably know, Antalyaspor play their matches now at the Akdeniz University Stadium which is in the west of the city near Konyaalti.

    The old stadium and floodlights are still standing, but for how much longer I wonder. It would be nice to know that it will still be used for sporting purposes. As this is a favourite city of mine, I watch with interest.