Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ankaragucu vs Manisaspor match preview !

Ankaragucu host Manisaspor on Saturday night hoping they can get that important first win under their belts. Ankaragucu lost 2-1 away at Karsiyaka last week and were unlucky not to take something from the game. Yilmaz Ozlem will be hoping for a repeat of last weeks performance but to improve on finishing and tighten up at the back.

Both Ankaragucu and Manisaspor were relegated from the Turkish Super Lig last season. Manisaspor have made a decent start to the season. A 1-1 draw at Karsiyaka, 1-0 win at home against Kartalspor and 0-0 draw at home to Sanliurfaspor. Last season when the two teams met Manisaspor won both games, 2-0 at Manisa and 1-0 in Ankara.

Like Ankaragucu, Manisa have lost a lot of their top players, Murat Erdogan, Isaac Promise and Simon Vucicevic to name a few. They still have the Brazilian Kahe though who has scored 2 goals already this season and Ankaragucu will need to keep a close eye on him if they want to win the game.

This young Ankaragucu team have shown signs of improvement over the last couple of weeks. New manager Yilmaz Ozlem has made it clear he wants his team to play football. Ankaragucu build from the back, an even Bayram Olgun refuses to kick the ball up the park. Yilmaz earlier this week said he isn't interested in a relegation battle, he is looking at a top 6 finish.

Volkan Geyik will miss out due to suspension after his red card last week, key players for the team will be Bilal, Umit Kurt, Serkan Sirin and the very impressive 17 year old Hasan Ayaroglu. The youngster has made a bright start to his career and if he keeps progressing there is no reason why he cant play at a higher level. Bayram will again be a key player in the Ankaragucu goal as he looks to keep his first clean sheet of the season.

Another huge match for the club, the 19 Mayis Stadium will be open to the fans for the first time this season, so lets hope for a big crowd and an Ankaragucu win.


  1. Yes, well said Nadeem.

    The Kanka Group will be going to this match full of hope and expectation. As I said before, this really is a MUST WIN match to kick start the season and instil some confidence into this young side.

    Bring it on !

  2. They just need to relax when in front of goal. They look desperate to score and are trying to hard. The goals will come and hopefully manisa are on the end of a beating.

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