Monday, February 16, 2015

Ankaragucu vs Tepecikspor match preview!

Ankaragucu will be looking to continue their good form of late with a win at bottom of the table Tepeckispor on Wednesday afternoon. After a good 2-0 home win against Altay on Sunday in front of a near full stadium, the team will go into the match full of confidence. A lot of credit has to go to coach Aykan Atik who has lifted the spirits of the team and installed a winning mentality that was missing under Mustafa Kaplan.

The last time these two sides met it finished 2-2 at the 19 Mayis stadium in Ankara. Tepecikspor twice took the lead through former Ankaragucu striker Sinan Kurumus, but goals from Umut Nayir and Serhat Gulpinar gave Ankaragucu a share of the points. As we know both Umut Nayir and Serhat  have left the club and have been replaced with Muhammed Gonulacar and Teoman Erkan.

Jim's favourite player Teoman has yet to hit the back of the net, but he has worked hard and created chances for his team mates, he just needs to open his account and get that monkey off his back. Hasan Ayaroglu again showed why he is now the key player in the team with 2 goals at the weekend and he will be looking to continue his good form and help the team take 3 points back to the capital.

Gokhan Akkan will be available again after suspension as will Gurkan Alver, however they will faec a fight to get back into the starting line up with both Turgut Kirveli and Volkan Geyik doing well in their absence.

Its important that Ankaragucu take 3 points from this game if they want to get their playoff hopes back on track. Bandirmaspor are the visitors to the 19 Mayis on Sunday which will be even tougher as they currently sit top of the table. Ill happily take 4 points at this stage.

1 comment:

  1. Well said Nadeem. There is no other option to consider for tomorrow other than 3 points. Anything, less will be deemed a catastrophe !

    You are also right that Teoman had a fair match last Saturday but the sitter which he missed in front of goal must still be haunting him. He knows what is expected of him, especially since the departure of Umut, so tomorrow is a great chance for him to get his season underway.

    As we know from experience, there are no 'easy' matches in this league so the players will have to be full-on for 90 plus. I'm sure The Coach will make that point and I expect them to return to Ankara with all 3 points.

    The team must focus on Tepecik today and tomorrow and forget the visit of league leaders Bandirma until Thursday when the planning begins for the Bandirma match and the possibility of upsetting the form book !!!