Alanyaspor vs Ankaragucu
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Bahcesehir Okullari Stadyumu, Alanya.
Alanyaspor have picked up their team spirits with a solid spell of form late in the pre-season campaign but they’ve seen a disappointing Super Lig start and suffered a narrow 1-0 loss at Sivasspor, where a late goal from Emre Kilinc was enough for the home side to bag all three points.
Mesut Bakkal’s men now look for a return to the winning ways in front of the home crowd and surely hope the league newcomers Ankaragucu will not be the same sort of a challenge at Bahcesehir Okullari Stadyumu. They look to replicate late July and early August performances, where they beat Denizlispor and Antalyaspor as well as held Sumqayıt to a 1-1 draw.
Ankaragucu have seen a similar start after joining the top flight and we’ve seen a narrow loss to Galatasaray, where only the last-minute winner from Eren Derdiyok saw it out of reach. However, it will be no less disappointing for Smail Kartal’s men and they could struggle to bounce back in Alanya too!
Alanyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Head-to-head
The sides haven’t met since May 2014, where Alanyaspor turned the 2. Lig contest their way (3-2) in front of the home crowd.
This was the third win in four head-to-head encounters for Alanyaspor, with just one loss suffered along the way.
We have seen thrillers in the sides’ head-to-head clashes but Ankaragucu have a lot to prove now.
Alanyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Prediction
We do believe Alanyaspor are in better shape at this point and they should be able to build on the solid head-to-head records on the day, as we back them to win at 2.00.
They have been scoring more goals at Bahcesehir Okullari Stadyumu and should be tough to hold off on the day as well!
We don’t feel Ankaragucu will be sitting ducks, though, and with that in mind – we do see them making it on the scoresheet too.
This has us going for a high-scoring contest and Over 2.5 goals FT too as we back it at 1.64, which does feel like a safe bet at this point – and has many big hitters lumping on it already.
Alanyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Bet Tips
Alanyaspor to win @ 1/1 (2.00)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 7/4 (1.64).