Ankaragucu vs Fatih Karagumrukspor match preview!
Ankaragucu travel to Fatih Karagumrukspor on Sunday looking to make it 2 wins from 2 after the winter break. I only managed to catch about 20 minutes of last weekends 2-1 win over Tokatspor on Periscope. I thought we looked ok and played some decent football but lacked any pace or threat in attack or midfield. According to Jim though, it was another poor performance from Ankaragucu and they will need to raise their game if they are to become champions.
The frustrating thing about the situation the club finds itself in, is that this is such a weak league and it would only take 3 quality players to almost guarantee promotion. The Goalkeeper and Defence is solid enough, but the team is very weak in midfield and attack. Its difficult to tell whether the strikers would perform better if they had better midfielders creating chances for them.
One player in particular who can be excluded from any criticism is Omer Bozan, the wide midfielder is the teams top scorer with 6 goals and has impressed since his move in the summer from Hatayspor. Hasan Ayaroglu is another important player but he just doesn't seem to get a regular run in the team due to inconsistency. Orhan Evci arguably our best player last season is also sitting on the bench most weeks. Mustafa Ozturk who looked impressive in his first couple of games before picking up an injury hasn't made it back into the first team and Hasan Kaya has also fallen out of favour.
The home side this weekend will have a familiar face in the starting line up in Atilla Aybars Garhan. The 24 year old came through the Ankaragucu youth team and lead the attack during the season Ankaragucu were relegated from the Super Lig. He won a move to Karabukspor but failed to make an impression while also having an unsuccessful spell at 1461 Trabzon.
Fatih Karagumruk have lost 3 of their last 4 league games, but as we have learned all to often this season, their are no easy games in this league. Manisaspor host Inegolspor as they look to bounce back after last weeks draw with Kartalspor. Kocaeli Birlikspor host Sivas BB while Keciorengucu travel to Tepecikspor in the other top 4 games.
Im meeting up with Jim in Glasgow next Wednesday, hopefully we will be celebrating another Ankaragucu win and even better a defeat for Manisa to close the gap to 1 point!