Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor Match Analysis & Prediction
17/05/2023 8:00 pm
Separated by just one point in the Turkish Super Lig table, Ankaragucu and Antalyaspor meet for a showdown at the Eryaman Stadium on Wednesday night.
There is no hiding the fact that the two teams have struggled for consistency throughout this season, but both will be hopeful of finishing the campaign on a positive note.
Ankaragucu find themselves seven points outside the relegation zone following last week’s 2-0 defeat at Trabzonspor, with Greek right-back Stelios Kitsiou picking up a red card after just 10 minutes, leaving his side with a mountain to climb.
The visitors failed to register a single attempt on target against Trabzonspor, who claimed all three points through a brace from Umut Bozok.
Tolunay Kafkas’s side head into Wednesday’s contest on the back of successive defeats, having suffered a 1-0 loss in the first leg of their Turkish Cup semi-final tie with Istanbul Basaksehir, meaning that they have failed to win any of their last three matches across all competitions.
Ankaragucu have lost 10 of their previous 17 Super Lig matches, while they were also awarded a 3-0 win over Hatayspor, who withdrew from this season’s competition after the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.
On a positive note, Ankaragucu have picked up 10 points from their last four home league matches, with victories over Alanyaspor, Istanbulspor and Giresunspor preceding a goalless draw with Kasimpasa.
Although Antalyaspor lead Ankaragucu in the standings, the visitors have bee wildly inconsistent throughout 2022-23, registering 10 wins, six draws and 15 losses in the league this season.
It is also worth noting that Antalyaspor have recorded five wins, five draws and six losses across their previous 16 Super Lig matches, underlining the club’s unpredictability.
Nuri Sahin’s side enter Wednesday’s contest on the back of a 3-1 defeat to high-flying Besiktas, who came from a goal down at Corendon Airlines Park to snatch the points last weekend, with Vincent Aboubakar bagging a second-half brace.
Antalyaspor are unbeaten in their last three away matches, with draws at Konyaspor and Istanbulspor preceding a 1-0 victory over Fatih Karagumruk, but Sahin’s side have managed to win just one of their previous 10 games away from home.
Having won just three of their 15 away league matches this season – suffering eight defeats in the process – Antalyaspor will struggle to leave the capital with all three points on Wednesday night.
Ankaragucu vs. Antalyaspor Head to head
In the 45 previous meetings between these two teams, Ankaragucu have claimed 14 victories while Antalyaspor have won 17, and they have drawn in 14. Antalyaspor have scored 52 goals and conceded 57 in the process.
Ankaragucu Team News
Ankaragucu will be without the suspended Stelios Kitsiou on Wednesday following his red card in last week’s defeat at Trabzonspor, meaning that Kevin Malcuit will likely deputise at right-back.
Nihad Mujakic, Atakan Cankaya and Arda Kizildag are expected to occupy the centre-back spots, with Gambian forward Ali Sowe leading the line at the opposite end of the pitch.
Ankaragucu's Last 5 Matches
Antalyaspor Team News
Antalyaspor will have to make do without a key player due to suspension, as midfielder Bunyamin Balci picked up a red card in last weekend’s defeat to Besiktas.
Sheral Floranus looks set to replace the suspended Balci, while Angolan forward Fredy will support top scorer Haji Wright.
Antalyaspor's Last 5 Matches
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