Ankaragucu vs Etimesgut match preview!
We have a local derby this weekend as Ankaragucu travel to nearby Etimesgut with both sides eager for the 3 points.Etimesgut won promotion to Lig 2 last season and find themselves in 8th position leaving them just outside the playoff places.
As Jim mentioned, the Kemal Ataturk stadium only holds 3000 people and will be sold out with a large travelling Ankaragucu support expected. Ankaragucu find themselves on a 4 match winning run and will have to be at their best to take 3 points from this weekends match. Etimesgut are undefeated in their last 5 games conceding only 3 goals.
Both sides met in the TSYD cup in the summer as mentioned earlier. Ankaragucu ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Erhan Senturk, Enes Kubat and Onur Atasayer. Etimesgut showed that they were no pushovers in that match and made Ankaragucu work for their win.
Their will be familiar face in the Etimesgut team on Saturday afternoon as former Ankaragucu player and captain Emrah Bozkurt playing in attack. Emrah didn't have the best of times at Ankaragucu but was one of the few players who can hold his head high after last seasons campaign and chipped in with 6 goals.
Ankaragucu put in an efficient and professional performance last week but still haven't had that perfect match where everything has come together. The team still find themselves joint top with Gumushanespor, but we still believe there is a lot more to come. The defence looks solid enough but they need to take care of the ball more and concentrate for the full 90 minutes. Onur gives the team so much more options with his attacking play coming from the back and it looks like Mehmet Tasci will find it tough to win his place back in the team.
Harun Aydin is the most improved player in the Ankaragucu team and is now one of the first names in the team sheet. Since breaking into the team Harun has been used more as a defensive midfielder sitting in front of the defence. He picked up too many yellow cards and missed a lot of matches through suspension. Ismet Tasdemir has given him a more attacking role and he has thrived. He is creating chances while also a goal threat himself and gets better every week. It could be difficult for Ankaragucu to keep a hold of him if he keeps these performances up.
Muharrem Cengiz is another one who has impressed over the last couple of weeks. The striker has scored 3 stunning goals helping Ankaragucu to 6 points in the two games he has started. With Enes Kubat close to returning it will be interesting to see if both players will play in the team together and if they can forge a deadly partnership.
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