Ankaragucu vs Akhisar
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Zafer Stadi (Afyonkarahisar).
Akhisar stunned Galatasaray in the Super Cup final before the start to the new Super Lig campaign. However, they failed to take advantage of the momentum created after such victory.
Akigo are yet to pick up their maiden victory in the new season ahead of the fifth round tie with recently-promoted Ankaaragucu on Saturday afternoon at Zafer Stadi.
Even though new boys in the league seem to be just the right opposition (on paper) for such run of Akigo’s to come to an end, the reality is somewhat different.
The hosts are playing very well at the start of the season under Ismail Kartal and they sit at the 10th position in the league ladder coming into this tie.
Ankaragucu vs Akhisar: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Ankaragucu vs Akhisar: Prediction
Even though Kartal does not have a true predator in his ranks, goals are coming regularly from everywhere. The team notched six in four games so far, but is without a man with two or more by his name.
The problem, however, pops up at the other end where the league newcomers were fairly easy to break down conceding seven so far in the competition.
In Kartal’s defense, Ankaragucu by no means had an easy schedule so far as they played the likes of Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Kasimpasa (three strong attacking sides) along the way.
Akigo were surprisingly vulnerable at the back as well so far in the campaign. They also shipped seven goals so far. Knowing that all of their four outings produced goals at both ends, we have to see the BTTS bet as a banker at the odds of 1.66 here.
As for the outcome, we can hardly see the hosts losing. You can add the home win or draw double chance as a safe pick to your accas at 1.44. We’ll be brave and shoot for the home win as the alternative pick at 2.40 odds.
Ankaragucu vs Akhisar: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Ankaragucu to win @ 2.40 (7/5).