Bologna vs Genoa
In the fourth round not long ago, Bologna was beaten 6-1 by Inter Milan. In fact, this is not a surprising result because the opponent that coach Mihajlović’s teachers and students face is the defending champion and also suffers from being a guest.
Previously, the home team of Stadio Renato Dall’Ara was unbeaten in 3 consecutive matches with 2 impressive victories over rivals Salernitana and Verona. Currently Bologna owns 7 points and ranks 8th in the rankings. On the other side of the battle line, Genoa even possesses poor form.
In the last match, coach Ballardini’s army was defeated by Fiorentina with a score of 2-1 despite being played at home. Broadly, this team lost up to 4 out of 5 matches in all competitions.
On the Serie A table, Genoa is currently only 14th with 3 points thanks to an extremely hard victory on the field of Cagliari, notably they have been led to 2 goals.
Returning to the home of Stadio Renato Dall’Ara will be an extremely important advantage for Bologna. According to statistics, coach and coach Mihajlović’s team won 2 consecutive matches in the framework of Serie A and further was the achievement of winning 5 out of 6 matches in all competitions.
Even at his home, Bologna also showed remarkable destructive power when scoring an average of 3 goals/match in the last 4 matches.
For their part, Genoa proved weak when they had to go on the march with losing 3 of the last 4 matches, even they received an average of 3 goals per game.
Bologna vs Genoa
The head-to-head statistics between the two sides are showing a great advantage for Genoa because they have won all of the last 3 matches without conceding any goals.
However, Bologna is not an easy opponent for Genoa when the number of victories they have earned after 26 previous encounters is only 1 match behind the opponent. Not only that, the performance of Ballardini’s teachers and students in recent times has been very weak.
Since the beginning of the season, this team has conceded 10 times and is the owner of the second worst defense in Serie A.
Expected lineups Bologna vs Genoa
Bologna: Lukasz Skorupski; Aaron Hickey, Gary Medel, Kevin Bonifazi, Lorenzo Di Silvestri; Nicolas Dominguez, Mattias Svanberg; Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano, Skov Olsen; Marko Arnautovic
Genoa: Salvatore Sirigu; Domenico Criscito, Nikola Maksimovic, Davide Biraschi, Andrea Cambiaso; Abdoulaye Toure, Milan Badelj; Nicolo Rovella, Filippo Melagoni, Mohamed Fares; Goran Pandev
Match Prediction: Bologna 2-1 Genoa