Thursday, May 05, 2011
Ankaragucu vs Sivasspor - Match Preview
Photo taken from Ankaragucu.org
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.