ISTANBUL - A 4-1 victory over an archrival is a cure for any inconsistent team, but for Fenerbahçe, only Saturday’s difficult game against Ankaraspor will show whether it has sustained a permanent form.

Fenerbahçe trounced Galatasaray 4-1, putting an end to its miserable weeks of underachieving and endless questions on the future of coach Aragones. But it needs another win over another solid team, Ankaraspor, which is currently in the second place in the Turkcell Super League.

After losing its first two games at the start of the season, Ankaraspor started an incredible run that saw it climb from the bottom to the second spot. Coached by one of the brightest young coaches in Turkey, Aykut Kocaman, who is a former Fener striker, Ankaraspor won seven of its last eight games, dropping only two points with a draw.

Ankaraspor’s bid to remain on higher spots will be tested this week playing at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul.