The 17th placed Ankaragücü are going to host the 14th placed Rizespor at home tomorrow. This match holds great importance for both teams as they are in danger of getting relegated.
Having won 4 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 15 times, Ankaragücü have gathered 20 points so far in 25 rounds. The hosts are on a 3-game losing streak at the moment. They actually had a nice run starting from mid-December until mid-February (only lost once in 8 rounds in this period); however, they had serious problems in the offensive end. That’s why they ended up winning only two games in this run. As a matter of fact, they are the worst offensive team in the entire league with only 21 goals scored in 25 rounds. Despite all the negative remarks I have for them, Ankaragücü had a solid game against Beşiktaş in the last round. They gave only a few chances to the skilled forward players of the hosts and found opportunities to get point or points from this tough away match; however, again their low conversion rate hindered them from upsetting their opponent. In fact, they even shot the ball more compared to their opponent. At the moment, they are trailing Rizespor by only 5 points. Their motivation will be surely high to close the gap.
The visitors, on the other hand, have gathered 25 points by winning 7 times, drawing 4 times, and losing 13 times. They have been playing even worse compared to Ankaragücü as they have failed to win in the last 7 rounds (5 losses, 2 draws). They hosted Alanyaspor in the last round and it seemed as if nothing had changed although they recently replaced their former head coach with Ünal Karaman, who started the season with Trabzonspor but ended up having been fired. Luckily, they got a draw despite getting dominated by Alanyaspor.
In my opinion, Rizespor’s aim will be not losing against their opponent as they are getting closer to the danger zone. On the other hand, Ankaragücü showed us in the last round that they still have the fighting spirit. This will be a close match but I believe Ankaragücü will not lose and let the gap get bigger. My pick will Ankaragücü +0 AH. If you are looking for the highest odds and limits for this match, register for the best betting software, VIP-IBC!