Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ankaragucu vs Sivasspor - Match Preview

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This weekends match will see Ankaragucu travel to Sivasspor in what will be a big match for Sivasspor. They only need one point to Secure safety and there place in the Super Lig for next season.

The game will also see Mesut Bakkal take on his former club. Mesut has done a fantastic job at Ankaragucu in his time here. We will be hoping he is given the job on a more permanent basis and rewarded with a new contract.

The last time the two teams met ended in a 1-1 draw in Ankara. Michael Klukowski headed Ankaragucu into the lead in the first half, but Ermin Kilic gave Sivasspor a share of the points with a second half goal.

Sivasspor come into the game on good form. They have only lost one of there last seven games, there last game was a 1-1 draw at home against Genclerbirligi. There star players and ones to watch are Ermin Kilic who has scored 7 goals this season, Ricardo Pedriel who is on 8 goals and there Polish youngster Kamil Grosicki who is very quick and skilful. After a poor start to the season Sivasspor have improved under Riza Calimbay and will hope to climb the league next season.

Ankaragucu continued there good form with another good performance on Monday night at home to Karabukspor. As Jim mentioned in his report, but for a fantastic game from Tomic in the Karabuk goal, we would have won the game. Early team news is that Stanislav Sestak is available for selection after recovering from injury. Jarioslav Cerny is also fit and was named a substitute against Karabukspor. It will be interesting to see if he plays any part. Would like to see Umit Sozen getting more time as he showed some nice touches on Monday night.

Prediction time, this will be a tough game, both teams on form with Ankaragucu hoping to finish as high up the table as possible, and Sivas wanting to secure safety. I'm going for 1-1 and Robert Vittek scoring our goal.


  1. Probably a decent prediction seeing as how Sivas are playing at home.

  2. 'Sitting on the fence' is not for Eski !!!

    Applying the 'law of averages', the Sivas goalkeeper can't possibly repeat the performance of Tomic.

    In addition, Vittek, Bednar, Dogan, Gabric and (Sestak) can't possibly miss so many golden opportunities to score as they did last weekend.

    Therefore, I'm going for a 2-0 win for Aaaaaakaaaaaarrrraaaaagoooojoooo !!!!

  3. Anonymous10:49 am

    we need to win this game,to make sivas play well against fenerbahce,thats the only thing i am thinking now :) fenerbahce,s fail again :)


  4. It would be nice, too, if the Fener fans set fire to ŞÜKRÜ SARACOĞLU Stadium again, but they will be playing in Sivas, so I guess that won't be happening.

  5. Anonymous6:04 pm

    or our eleven brave hearts can fire their stadium next match :)

  6. I totally agree with 'Anonymous'.

    I fully expect Ankaragucu to win the League for Trabzon next weekend and ......... that's without my optimism pills !!!

    All Trabzon has to do now is ...... don't screw up on the run-in !

  7. Would be great if we beat Sivas, then beat Fener, and then Sivas beat Fener. Now that would be a season going out with a bang.

  8. would love to see trabzonspor win the league, good for turkish football that bursa won it last season and trabzon this year, with Ankaragucu next season yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

  9. And according to one of my students who plays for the under 16 Gençlerbirliği team, Bursa has the strongest under 16 team in Turkey. They have already eliminated all the Istanbul teams apparently. Heh, heh. :)

  10. Wow. Nadeem has found a Chemist in Bonnie Scotland that sells Optimism Pills.

    Well done !!!

  11. Good thing too because I just noticed that we haven't won a single one of our last 11 matches with Sivas.