Goztepe vs Ankaragucu
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi (Izmir).
Goztepe held Bursa to a goalless draw last weekend in one of their most important games of the season.
Tamer Tuna’s men are thus still one point above the red zone line and they have a better goal difference (head to head record in identical with two goalless draws), meaning they could even save the top flight status with a loss in the last round fixture against Ankaragucu.
However, the hosts will be massive favourites to claim the spoils on Sunday afternoon as they are going up against non-motivated opposition who have already secured survival in the elite tier of Turkish football.
Overall, Ankaragucu can be much happier with how they performed throughout the season with one of the lowest budgets at this stage of the competition.
They sit 12th in the league ladder ahead of the final round fixture at Bornova Doganlar Stadi which is quite an achievement for the team which played second division football last season.
Goztepe vs Ankaragucu: Head-to-head
Goz Goz celebrated a demolishing 0-3 victory when they visited Ankara Ondokuz Mayis Stadyumu in the first half of the season in late-December last year.
It was their second consecutive victory over Ankaragucu following a 2-1 win back in the 2014/15 2. Lig campaign.
Four of last five head to head meetings between the two sides saw goals scored at both ends.
Goztepe vs Ankaragucu: Prediction
Ankaragucu’s form has seen its ups and downs throughout the season. They were not enjoying the best of runs in the past couple of months, but still had a decent advantage on relegation-threatened side to be on a fair distance from the scrap down below.
Mustafa Kaplan’s side were winless in four successive games before a 3-1 victory over Sivasspor last weekend. Ankaragucu’s main problem was their leaky defensive line which allowed way too many goals throughout the campaign.
It will no doubts be the music to the ears of in-form Goztepe’s forwards who bagged seven goals in last two home outings (a 4-1 win over Antalyaspor and a 3-3 draw to Sivasspor).
Goz Goz demolished their rivals in the first part of the season, they have an imperative to win to stay in the league and they notched seven goals in last two home matches.
We don’t need anything else to go for a home win in a high-scoring contest here.
Goztepe vs Ankaragucu: Bet Tips
Goztepe to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.10 (21/10)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10).