Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Osmanli Stadi (Ankara).
Ankaragucu had a couple of excellent weeks well confounding their ambitions with four consecutive wins across competitions. Can they keep such stellar form going and pick up the result on Monday evening in the last game of the Matchday No 7 against Antalyaspor at Osmali Stadi?
Ismail Kartal has reasons to be proud of his men’s defensive showings of late. Ankaragucu kept two straight clean sheets in Super Lig taking the maximum advantage of the somewhat easier schedule and clashes against the likes of Akhisarspor and BB Erzurumspor.
Nevertheless, such streak will be on a serious test here given Antalya have been flying high in the final third at the start of the season. The team led by Bulent Korkmaz won three of last four in Super Lig bagging two or more goals in each of successes along the way.
Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor: Head-to-head
It’s been six years since these two sides last locked horns in the top flight of the Turkish football.
The recent H2H history completely belongs to Antalyaspor who won each of last three clashes with Ankaragucu.
Antalya are unbeaten in last eight meetings with Ankaragucu and they scored two or more goals in four of last five head to head outings between the two sides.
Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor: Prediction
Both teams well confounded their pre-season expectations in these six rounds so far. They are lock on ten points in the top half of the standings and will both come into this high on confidence.
Kartal will likely tend to keep things tight at the back and make it a low-scoring contest which should increase Ankaragucu’s chances of grabbing the spoils here. Antalya do play much better in front of the home crowd and we’d not be surprised to see them struggle to create in the final third here.
The visitors failed to find the net in two of three away games so far in the season. Knowing Ankaragucu kept their net untouched in last two league outings, we’ll shoot for their clean sheet at 3.00 odds here.
Ankaragucu vs Antalyaspor: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
Ankaragucu to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).