Sivasspor vs Ankaragucu Match Analysis & Prediction
18/09/2023 8:00 pm
Ankaragucu will be seeking their first victory of the new Turkish Super Lig campaign when they make the trip to face Sivasspor at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu on Monday.
The visitors have only picked up two points from their opening four league matches of the season, which has left them down in 17th place in the table, while Sivasspor are 11th, boasting five points at this stage.
Sivasspor started their season with a 1-1 draw against Samsunspor on August 13 before claiming a 3-1 victory over Gaziantep FK in their second game one week later.
Their unbeaten start continued with a 1-1 draw against Antalyaspor on August 26, but they entered the international break off the back of a 2-0 defeat at Besiktas.
Servet Cetin is now in charge of Sivasspor, having been appointed head coach at the end of June, stepping up from his assistant manager role at the club.
The Braves have collected five points from their four matches this season, while they have scored five and conceded five during a solid start.
Meanwhile, Ankaragucu are yet to record their first victory of the 2023-24 campaign, picking up two points from four matches, which has left them down in 17th place.
Ankaragucu suffered a 3-2 defeat to Kasimpasa in their first game of the new season on August 12 before drawing with Adana Demirspor and Fatih Karagumruk in their next two.
Tolunay Kafkas’ side gave a good account of themselves in their encounter with league leaders Fenerbahce before the international break but eventually suffered a 1-0 defeat in Ankara.
Ankaragucu have only conceded six times in their four matches, while they have scored four times, so it is not quite time to hit the panic button at this stage of the campaign.
Sivasspor vs. Ankaragucu Head to head
In the 32 previous meetings between these two teams, Sivasspor have claimed 18 victories while Ankaragucu have won six, and they have drawn in eight. Ankaragucu have scored 36 goals and conceded 60 in the process.
Sivasspor Team News
Sivasspor are unlikely to be able to call upon Gerson Rodrigues for this match, as the attacker had to be replaced in the early stages of the game against Besiktas last time out.
There will have to be at least one change from the team’s last match, with his replacement off the bench, Roman Kvet, likely to be given the nod in the final third of the field.
Sivasspor's Last 5 Matches
20/08/2023Gaziantep FK1Sivasspor3Super Lig
10/09/2023Sivasspor2Corum FK1Club Friendlies
Ankaragucu Team News
Ankaragucu will be without forward Ali Sowe due to a hand fracture, with the 29-year-old scoring 16 times for the club during the 2022-23 campaign, so his absence is a huge blow here.
Riad Bajic is expected to be given the nod in the final thid of the field in potentially the only change from the side that started against Fenerbahce due to the manner of the performance.
Ankaragucu's Last 5 Matches
21/08/2023Ankaragucu1Adana Demirspor1Super Lig
27/08/2023Fatih Karagumruk1Ankaragucu1Super Lig