Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig clash between Istanbulspor and Ankaragucu, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Two teams that won promotion to the Turkish Super League for the 2022-23 campaign will meet on Saturday when istanbulsby Welcome ankaragucu to the Necmi Kadioglu Stadium.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last four official games, while Ankaragucu have only won one of their seven league games this season.
After winning promotion via the playoffs, Istanbulspor’s return to the top flight after 17 years got off to a shaky start.
The campaign began with three consecutive losses, but Osman Zeki KorkmazThe side has shown great character and determination to instigate an improvement in results.
Istanbulspor beat Alanyaspor 1-0 to claim their first win of the season before playing back-to-back draws with Sivasspor and Besiktas.
In his most recent outing, he came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Fatih Karagumruk thanks to second-half goals from Edward Rock Y Jetmir Topalli.
With both wins this season away from home, Istanbulspor will now be looking to claim their first home win of the season after picking up just one point from their opening three games at Necmi Kadioglu Stadium.
While the hosts are currently in 13th position with eight points, Ankaragucu are four points worse off, leaving them in the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s game.
They would have settled for a goalless draw against Konyaspor on the opening weekend of the season, but the following four defeats in a row left them with just one point after five games.
Having started the campaign on a poor run of results, Ankaragucu would have been relieved to finally get his first win of the season on matchday six.
However, they were unable to take advantage of their 2-1 win over Sivasspor as Istanbul Basaksehir narrowly defeated them last weekend.
Having lost all three of their away games this term by a combined 7-2, Ankaragucu knows they need to improve their travels if they are to avoid a relegation battle.
Istanbulspor Turkish Super League form:
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Hosts cannot summon Eslem Ozturkwho has been absent for a long time due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Coming off the bench to score against Fatih Karagumruk, Rroca could be rewarded with a place in the starting eleven.
like rock, mehmed yesil Y Ibrahim Yilmaz they were substitutes at half-time in Monday’s match, and the pair could also be included in the squad for the Ankaragucu encounter.
As for the visitors, they are expected to be without the services of diack laminate Y pepe due to injury problems.
Gokhan Akkan he has started the last two games for Ankaragucu after joining the club in September, and the goalkeeper is expected to retain his position in the flank, with Omer Erdogan He is likely to name an unchanged line-up despite losing 2-1 last weekend to Istanbul Basaksehir.
Ali Sowe he will continue to lead the line as the striker looks to add to the only goal he has scored in his five appearances this season.
Possible Istanbulspor starting line-up:
Jensen; Erdogan, Mehremic, Yesil; berber, rock, sarikaya, aksu; Topalli, Gultekin; Yilmaz
Ankaragucu possible starting line-up:
Akkan; Ceylon, Radakovic, Mujakic, Gureler; Kilinc, Antalyali, Cigerci, Pedrinho, Beridze; so we
We say: Istanbulspor 2-1 Ankaragucu
Although Istanbulspor are still looking for their first home win of the season, they are unbeaten in their last four games, and we think they will continue their promising form by claiming a narrow win over a side from Ankaragucu who have lost all three games. their away games this season.
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