Antalyaspor vs Ankaragucu
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Antalya Stadyumu (Antalya).
Ankaragucu took advantage of the easier schedule in February to pick up seven points from past three league affairs. Such streak helped them escape the relegation zone as the team now sits three points above the danger area.
Maintaining such fine spell of form will, however, be quite a big challenge for the league newcomers on Friday when they take on top-half Antalyaspor in the first match of 24th round.
The hosts ended their six-game winless thread on Saturday dispatching Sivasspor 1-2 on the road. It was a massive win which kept the team in the top half of the standings. The Scorpions can still join the battle for the Europa League spot as fourth-placed Trabzon are just four points away at the moment.
Antalyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Head-to-head
Antalya were the dominant force in this match-up in recent meetings.
They won each of past four H2H games with Ankaragucu.
The Scorpions are unbeaten in last nine ties against Ankaragucu (seven wins and two draws in the process).
Ankaragucu did not score a goal in last three encounters with Antalyaspor, including this term’s 0-1 victory for the Scorpions.
Antalyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Prediction
Ankaragucu generally found goals rough to come by on travels so far in the season. They only scored eight in eleven league matches on the road this term. The team failed to find the back of the net in any of last four away matches in the league (three defeats and a draw).
Antalya are winless in past four home ties in the league, but they’ve played the likes of Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Istanbul Basaksehir along the way. This is an ideal opportunity for them to return to winning ways and try and join the battle for European competitions next season.
We have to fancy the home win at 1.80 odds knowing the Scorpions won seven and drew two of last nine meetings with Ankaragucu. The quality, as well as Ankaragucu’s dreadful form on travels, also suggests the home win outcome here.
Antalyaspor vs Ankaragucu: Bet Tips
Antalyaspor to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Antalyaspor to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).