Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ankaragucu vs Korfez match preview !

Ankaragucu play host to Korfez this coming Sunday at the 19 Mayis stadium as they look to keep up their challenge on leaders Altinordu. A draw at Diyarbakir BB last week kept Ankaragucu on level terms with Altinordu who could only draw at home to Alanyaspor. Its difficult to say weather the draw at Diyarbakir was a point gained or 2 points dropped. If Ankaragucu want to be champions then they really should be winning these matches, especially with the players they now have at their disposal.

Fuat Aykuz came in for a little bit of stick for the first time since taking over as Manager due to his team selection. He went for a more defensive looking line up and it took bringing on Umut Nayir to play up top with Levent Kale to rescue a point.

With Sundays match being at home it will be hoped that Fuat will go back to a more attacking line up. Selim Teber should move back into midfield with Erhan Guven back into the centre of defence to partner Serhat Aykuz. They must also go with both Umut Nayir and Levent Kale up front as the pair have formed an excellent partnership this season.

There was more good news for Ankaragucu this week as 4 of the squad were called up to the Turkish Youth teams. Gokhan Akkan, Emre Tasdemir and Hasan Ayaroglu all played today in a 2-2 draw with Slovakia with Hasan grabbing a goal in the match too. Whilst Batuhan Gulcan was called up to the Under 17 squad.

Korfez will provide tough opposition but Ankaragucu should have to much in their locker for them. Ugur Erdogan will be their main threat up front and will need to be marked closely by the Ankaragucu defence. The last time the two sides met the match ended 1-1 at Korfez. Kaan Kanak gave Ankaragucu an early lead but Erman Ergin gave Korfez a share of the points.

The game will be shown live on Baskent TV and kick off will be 1330 Turkish Time, my predictions have been spot on the last couple of weeks and this week I'm going for a 2-0 win for Ankaragucu. In the other games at the top, Altinordu should win comfortably at Bozoyukspor, while Alanyaspor have a tricky home tie against Kizilcahamamspor although they should win that one too.


  1. Sounds like an on target prediction to me. Eski, what do you and your optimism pills say?

  2. A spot-on pre-match assessment from Nadeem (as usual).

    As I said on fb recently, I'm really fired up for this one and I'm sure Fuat Bey is too. Therefore, I'm absolutely sure that he will have Umut partnering Levent up front from the start with the emphasis on full-on attack.

    I'm confident that Ankaragucu will make a bold statement on Sunday to remind Altinordu, Alanya and Diyarbakir of their intentions to be Champions of this league.

    I'm going for 4-0 and that's without my optimism pills !!!

  3. Another spot-on pre-match assessment from Nadeem.

    I'm putting my faith in Fuat Bey to have Umut starting up front with Levent. The emphasis on this match must be on full-on attack because nothing less than a convincing win will suffice.

    Ankaragucu must make a statement to Altinordu, Alanya and Diyarbakir that they intend to be Champions of this League !

    I'm going for a 4-0 win, and that's without me taking my optimism pills !!!

  4. The kankas will be meeting in the Stadium as usual at Gate 7 and 8 and sitting high up.

    If anyone is early, then join me for a tea/coffee in the Sports Club Cafe opposite Gate 7.

    Going to The Chopin post-match to celebrate another victorrreeeee. We haven't been there for ages so I wonder if our great waiters Ismail and Mustafa will recognise us ??!!

  5. Hope your predictions are correct lads.
    Do the top two gain promotion in this division or just the top dogs?
    Hope the beer goes down well in the Chopin to celebrate another victory!

  6. Anonymous7:24 pm

    I have watched the first match in körfez and infact Körfez was the side who deserved to win the game.
    On sunday we have to be carefull for Mülayim Erdem/26 , Gökhan Meral/41 and Ertan Koç /9.
    Mülayim is the one who can easily play in super lig.
    I hope they do not have a good performance on sunday.Volkan

  7. Only teams who are top Burra, next four go into play offs along with four teams from group 2.

    Thanks for the information Volkan, i think its going to be a tough game

  8. Thanks Nadeem.
    Need to finish top it seems.