Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ankaragucu vs Adanaspor match preview!

Ankaragucu travelled to Adana yesterday as they prepare for a tough encounter with Adanaspor tomorrow night. The team will be looking to make it 5 wins in a row after their latest 2-0 victory against Boluspor last weekend.

Adanaspor will be tough opposition as they close in on a playoff place after their 1-1 draw at Altinordu. Magaye Gueye the ex Everton forward will be their key man and has started the season with 5 goals in 5 games. His style is very much similar to Kehinde in that he is powerfull and is a handful for defenders who will be wary of his pace.

Ismail Kartal will have a headache while deciding if he will go with Anton Putsila who has recovered from a cold, or keep faith with Doka who started his first match last weekend and impressed. He is set to go with Umut Nayir and Ilhan Parlak again up front with Kehinde having to make do with a place on the bench.

The usual suspects such as Umut, Kenan, Putsila, Kehinde have all taken the plaudits in recent weeks but I think their are 4 players in the team who have done a lot of good work that doesn’t get the praise they deserve. Erdem and Mehmet have played a key part in all of Ankaragucu victories with their consistently excellent balls into the box for Umut and co. While Sedat and Arif do all the dirty work which allows the rest of the team to attack.

It’s important that Ankaragucu stay focused at the back and defend well as this has been the area of concern at the start of the season. The team managed to keep Rydell Poepon quiet last week against Boluspor but there was a 15 minute period where they allowed the visitors to many clear chances.

Eris Ceyhun was the last player from Ankaragucu to be named in the Turkish national team in 2009, and before that it was Zafer Ozgultekin back in 2002. Umut Nayir could be set for a sensational call up to the national team after it was reported Mircea Lucescu has asked for scouting reports on the striker and could offer him his first call up in upcoming friendlies. Umut has continued to shine with consistent performances for both Goztepe last season and Ankaragucu this season.

The Kanka Group will be meeting tomorrow at Yeni Sedir to watch the game, anyone who wants to join them will be made feel welcome, unless your an Osmanlispor fan of course,

1 comment:

  1. Well said Nadeem. It is right that Ankaragucu should be wary of Adana, however, their confidence is high and they should be looking to win this match and show the determination which has been apparent for the past month.

    The Kankas will be cheering in the Yeni Sedir tonight !!!