Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ankaragucu vs Gaziantepspor match preview!

Before we look ahead to Saturdays match with Gaziantepspor there was some good news today for Ankaragucu as they secured sponsorship from MKE worth 2 Million Lira. The sponsorship is a significant step in the right direction for the club after MKE had stopped funding the club since the Super Lig days.

Onto the weekends action and Ankaragucu travel to bottom of the table Gaziantepspor looking to make it 3 league wins in a row. The team has saw an improvement in their performances over the last couple of weeks but will need to guard against complacency as despite Gaziantepspor being in an awful state they still have a win and a draw to their belt this season.

Gaziantepspor are currently going through a similar misfortune as to what Ankaragucu went through when relegated from the Super Lig. They have lost all of their first team players and are relying on their youth players for the rest of the season. They also have a transfer ban and sadly the fans have boycotted the matches meanin their are only a couple of hundred at their home matches despite moving into a beautiful new stadium.

İsmail Kartal will more than likely go with the same starting line up as last week unless Ferhat Kiraz is fit and may come in for Mehmet Sak. Lanre Kehinde made his return to the team against Samsunspor after suspension and will be a big player for the team this season if he can keep his head.

As Jim pointed out last weekend, although there is improvement in the team over the last couple of weekends, they still need to tighten up at the back and stop giving silly chances away. Up front Umut Nayir has already shown why the club spent all summer trying to convince Osmanlispor to let him come back home. With two goals in his first 3 games he has also formed a partnership with Ilhan Parlak and they will both be looking to add to their tally on Saturday.

A win for Ankaragucu at the weekend can see them move into the playoffs if other results go their way to. Their is no doubting the teams potential and chances of making a go at challenging for automatic promotion. Having watched all of the teams this season there isn't a team who I don't think we could beat. Having already dismantled the leagues best team in Rizespor, the team have already proved the have what it takes. They just need to be consistent and play to their best every weekend and we have a great chance.

We will have the match report straight after the game and here's hoping it will be another positive report with 3 points to celebrate.

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