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Bologna journey to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for the Serie A clash with home team Genoa.
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Genoa will be hoping for a better result following a 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Sassuolo.
In that match, Genoa managed 36% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Genoa was Eldor Shomurodov (64'). Sassuolo had 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. Jérémie Boga (52') and Giacomo Raspadori (83') scored for Sassuolo.
It has been seldom in recent times that Genoa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Il Grifone have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Their prior results show that Genoa:
- have not lost a league tie with Bologna in their previous 4 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 7 league games. Fans are getting restless.
In their last game, Bologna drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with Udinese.
In that match, Bologna had 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Bologna, the goalscorers were Takehiro Tomiyasu (19') and Mattias Svanberg (40'). On the other side, Udinese had 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Roberto Pereyra (34') and Tolgay Arslan (90') scored for Udinese.
The stats tell the story, and Bologna have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. At the back, Rossoblu could really do with shoring things up.
A look at their previous results shows us that Bologna:
- haven't won against Genoa when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 30/09/2017, there has been little between the sides with Genoa winning 2 of those games, Bologna 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 9 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from Il Grifone and 4 netted by Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 24 on 15/02/2020 and the score finished Bologna 0-3 Genoa.
In that game, Bologna had 56% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Genoa had 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Adama Soumaoro (28'), Antonio Sanabria (44') and Domenico Criscito (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Davide Massa.
Team News: Genoa
Luca Pellegrini (Adductor problems), Vittorio Parigini (Muscular problems), Cristián Zapata (Muscular problems), Goran Pandev (Muscle Fatigue), Francesco Cassata (Muscle Injury), Davide Biraschi (Shoulder Injury) and Federico Marchetti (Thigh Problems) won’t be able to feature for Genoa boss Davide Ballardini. Edoardo Goldaniga will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Lorenzo De Silvestri (Hamstring Injury), Ibrahima Mbaye (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Nicola Sansone (Unknown Injury), Gary Medel (Calf Injury), Federico Ravaglia (Corona virus), Lukasz Skorupski (Fractured Hand) and Federico Santander (Knee Surgery) are not ready for selection. Mattias Svanberg will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the opinion that Bologna and Genoa could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a 0-0 score when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Domenico Criscito
Chairman: Enrico Preziosi
Manager: Davide Ballardini
Competitions: Serie A position 18, Coppa Italia (5th Round)
⭐ Star Player: Marko Pjaca
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Marko Pjaca was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having made a first senior appearance for Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 13 appearances.