Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ankaragucu vs Nazilli match preview !

Nazilli Belediyespor have remarkably went on an 18 match unbeaten run since they last played Ankaragucu at the 19 Mayis Stadium back in October. They have played their way into the playoff places and will be looking to extend that fantastic run. Two goals from Umut Nayir gave Ankaragucu a 2-1 win the last time the two sides met, but things will be much tougher with the return game being in Nazilli.

Ankaragucu themselves are on good form with 7 wins and 1 draw in their last 8 games. Last weeks impressive 4-1 win over Korfez suggests Ankaragucu have enough about them to go and win the game in Nazilli. As the weeks go by Ankaragucu look more and more like the complete team. A strong defence that was badly lacking in the first half of the season, a lot of creativity and experience in midfield, and strikers who cant stop scoring.

As i said last week young Emre Tasdemir is going from strength to strength and his performances will have won many admirers from the Super Lig. I was also impressed with Mehmet Erdem whose skill and creativity adds another dimension to the left hand side of the Ankaragucu attack.

Altinordu are at home to Iskenderun on Saturday while Alanyaspor travel to Pazarspor, both games in which you would expect Altinordu and Alanya to win. Their is no doubting Ankaragucu have the toughest game of the weekend. But these are games a championship winning team needs to win.

Ankaragucu are also at home to Polatli Bugsasspor on Wednesday at 1130 in a strange kick off time. Like the Turkish Cup games most people will be working but yet again the Turkish FA couldn't care less about the average fan who wants to go and watch their team.

My prediction this weekend is a 1-0 win for Ankaragucu, it is going to be tough to break that impressive form of Nazilli but Ankaragucu have enough quality to go their and win.

1 comment:

  1. Good assessment Nadeem, and without wishing to detract from Nazilli's fine recent form, I believe that it will come to an inglorious end on Sunday.

    Ankaragucu is playing like a TEAM now and looking like the real McCoy as future champions.

    I'm going for a 3-0 win for Ankaragucu and hope that Volkan will again be sending me a congratulations message !!!