Genoa vs Bologna
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 16 September 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
It has been a rough start to the season for Bologna and they will be hoping to get back on track after the international break, but so will Genoa.
Bologna have just one point so far and that was from a draw against a Frosinone side who are only playing in Serie A for the second time in their history. Furthermore, they also failed to score a goal, meaning like Frosinone, they are the only team yet to find the back of the net this season.
As for Genoa, they have picked up three points from two games. The Grifone have a game in hand following the Ponte Morandi collapse in their city that killed over 40 people and will be aiming to get back to winning ways.
So far, Genoa won twice on home turf, including a home victory against Empoli and they cruised to a very comfortable 4-0 result against Lecce in the Coppa Italia.
Although they lost 5-3 to Sassuolo in a surprisingly high-scoring clash, it showed that Genoa have no problems scoring which is a marked-improvement over last season.
Genoa have made some acquisitions this summer, with one standout performer being Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek. He’s taken like a duck to water and has netted three goals so far in Serie A, and seven in three appearances across all comps.
Piatek will certainly look to add more to his rapidly growing tally against a Bologna defense still trying to get settled in with Pippo Inzaghi’s methods and he’s raced to the top of the league’s early scoring charts.
Of course, with more experienced attackers like Mauro Icardi, Gonzalo Higuain, Edin Dzeko and certainly Cristiano Ronaldo all in the mix, he’s not expected to be leading the way for that much longer, but for now he will certainly hope to continue to add more to his numbers.
Genoa vs Bologna: Head-to-head statistics
- Bologna have won just four of their last 16 trips to Genoa
- Bologna are the only team not to have won a league away game (D3 L8) since the start of 2018
Genoa vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna have lost six of their last seven games and have failed to win their last 11 away games in the league. Genoa have won four of their last six home games in the league and should be able to make it five wins in seven to keep on working their way up the table.
Genoa vs Bologna: Betting tips
Genoa – WIN at 1/1 (2.00)
Under 2.5 goals at 5/8 (1.62).