Ankaragucu vs Inegolspor match preview !
After an excellent opening 2-1 win at Kahramanmarasspor on Sunday past, Ankaragucu take on Inegolspor at home this coming Sunday at a packed 19 Mayis Stadium. It is expected that there will be a crowd of over 20,000 for the first home game of the new season. This will be a much tougher test for Ankaragucu against a very good Inegolspor side who won 3-1 at home against Pazarspor in their first game of the season.
Home advantage should spur Ankaragucu on as the Ankara crowd can be like the 12th man for the team as they so often have been through the clubs 105 year history.
New coach Muammer Ozdemir got off to a winning start to his Ankaragucu career last week. He made a big decision to go with 5 in midfield and leaving Levent Kale on the bench. His decision was justified as Ankaragucu returned to the capital with the 3 points.
With the team being at home this time, will Muammer go with the same team or bring Levent into the starting lineup? I think he will go with the same team as Inegolspor are a tough side and the match could be won in the midfield battle. With both Serhat and Selim at the tale end of their careers and short of pace, another body in the middle of the park makes sense. Young Harun Aydin filled that role on Sunday.
In the wide areas both Mehmet Erdem and Gokhan Erdogan should continue as Hasan Ayaroglu continues his recovery to full fitness. In defence Gurkan Alver and Volkan Geyik have struck up a good partnership over the years and look more solid than last years duos.
Young Gokhan Akkan returned to the number 1 position in goal after Bayram transferred to Manisaspor. He looked comfortable on Sunday and knows he needs to show consistency this season with backup Turgut Kirveli waiting for his chance.
Im sure the Kankas will be attending the stadium nice and early to avoid the Queues. Jim will have his first match report of the new season and hopefully it will be full of goals and good news.