Bologna vs Genoa, Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna)
Bologna will be aiming to maintain their impressive run of form this weekend, as they prepare to take on struggling Grifone at Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna vs Genoa: Match Preview
The Greyhounds continued their march towards European football with a massive 3-2 win over fancied Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side, having won three games on the bounce, are sixth in the six-game form table and seventh overall, one point behind high-flying Hellas Verona.
They will be aiming to maintain their impressive run of form this weekend, as they prepare to take on struggling Grifone at Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna have posted four wins, four draws and three defeats at this venue, averaging 1.55 goals scored per match and conceding slighly less- 1.45 per tie. They have earned eight points from their last five home fixtures (2W, 2D, 1L).
Genoa ended their four-game winless spell in the league with a 1-0 victory over Cagliari, thanks to Goran Pandev’s first-half goal.
Even though they’re in a decent, midtable form with two wins, two draws and two losses from their last six league outings, the Rossoblu’s are still in the relegation zone, sitting at eighteenth position, four points above last-placed SPAL and three points off of Lecce.
‘I Grifone’ are yet to win a game away from home. With six draws and six losses, Genoa are the worst away team in the competition, netting a goal per bout and conceding a lot more – 2.33 per game. Five of their last seven road games failed to produce a winner (0W, 5D, 2L).
Bologna vs Genoa: Team News & Probable Lineups
Dijks (4 games – 0 goals), Krejci (10/1), Sansone (21/4) and Santander (19/1) are on the sidelines; Barrow (4/3 since joining the club) and Soriano (17/3) are highly doubtful.
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski – Tomiyasu, Bani, Danilo, Denswil – Poli, Schouten – Orsolini, Soriano, Skov Olsen – Palacio.
Injured trio Ghiglione (20/0), Lerager (11/0) and Schone (20/1) will miss the trip to Bologna.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin – Biraschi, Romero, Masiello – Ankersen, Schone, Radovanovic, Cassata, Criscito – Pandev, Sanabria
Bologna vs Genoa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (23 games): Bologna 9 Wins, Genoa 7 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Bologna have 6-3-2 record at Renato Dall’Ara vs Grifone.
- Less than three goals have been scored in their last thirteen H2H duels.
- Bologna have won the of their last five outings at this venue.
- The two sides played out a scoreless draw in the reverse fixture back in September.
Bologna vs Genoa: Prediction
The hosts will be severely shorthanded in this one, so I will skip the home win and look for the goals on both ends as it suits my 2-1 or 1-1 scoreline hunch.
Both teams have scored in ten of the eleven Bologna’s games at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. The same bet landed in 67 percent of Grifone’s road games this season.
Lastly, I will back Juventus-bound Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) to net anytime at fantastic odds. The flashy winger has bagged five goals in his last seven league games for the club.
Bologna vs Genoa: Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score – Yes @1.73
Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) To Score Anytime @2.87