Genoa vs Bologna Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Genoa vs Bologna Match Prediction

By William Hall

Early strugglers Genoa welcome Bologna to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris this weekend in Serie A. Genoa have lost four of their first six games in Serie A this season, drawing the other two leaving them on just two points. Bologna have had an inconsistent start to the season, but come into this one of the back of two confidence-building results which saw them draw to Inter Milan and beat Sassuolo away from home. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With the start to the season Genoa have had, it will take an outstanding performance to be able to beat this Bologna side. They can take a lot of confidence from their last game. Although they lost to Inter Milan, it is always a tough place to go and to hold them for 87 minutes of the game is some achievement. If they can keep them for that long, there is no reason they can do the same this weekend. But a performance of the same quality will be needed which is unlikely considering the inconsistency up to now.

Bologna haven't won back to back Serie A games since March this year but will see this as a perfect opportunity to do so. They have shown they can win away from home, after beating Sassuolo last time out, but like Genoa will need a repeat performance this weekend. With both sides looking to tighten it up in defence, I do not see their many goals this weekend. Below are my favourite betting tips and predictions for the game.

Under 2.5 goals - 13/20

Bologna double chance - 4/6

Genoa saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Bologna saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Bologna have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games against Genoa

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Genoa Form Guide

Genoa Team Logo

Genoa

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
L A

12-05-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rappresentativa Val Stubai

FT 13 - 0

(HT 7 - 0)

L A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Zenit St. Petersburg Team Logo Zenit St. Petersburg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 4 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Magdeburg Team Logo Magdeburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cuneo Team Logo Cuneo

FT 7 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Albissola

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Lecce Team Logo Lecce

FT 4 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

Bologna Form Guide

Bologna Team Logo

Bologna

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L A

05-05-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-05-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Pinzolo Team Logo Pinzolo

FT 6 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

La Fiorita Montegiardino Team Logo La Fiorita Montegiardino

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Comano Terme Fiave

FT 9 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Southampton U23 Team Logo Southampton U23

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Calcio Padova Team Logo Calcio Padova

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Genoa Preview

Serie A is proving very difficult for Genoa this season, still without a win and losing four of the games in that time. Their most recent defeat game away from home against Inter Milan which in fairness, they were unlucky not to get a point. Inter Milan scored an 87th-minute winner that day which would have been so frustrating for everyone involved at Genoa. However, a lot of confidence can be taken from the game going into the Bologna fixture. Looking on the bright side, 16-year-old Pietro Pellegrini has been in fine form for the club, scoring two goals in three matches. This followed on from his debut goal at the end of last season. The young Italian looks a bright prospect for the side in years to come.

Genoa Team News

Genoa have six absenties this weekend with Andrea Bertolacci (groin injury), Diego Laxalt (knee injury), Miguel Veloso (groin injury), Nicolas Federico Spolli (unkown), Gianluca Lapadula (knee injury) and Armando Izzo (suspension) all out.

Bologna Preview

Bologna have had an average start to the season, winning two, losing two and drawing two. This is a great chance for them to get another three points on the board, but they must not underestimate Genoa who last season, were a solid team in Serie A. No one has run away with the scoring for Bologna so far this season, with their top scorers on just one goal. In the past, Bologna have had the better of their opponents, but whenever these two teams have played, it has always been a close hame. In fact, the last eight games between these two have seen no more than two goals in the game, meaning this isn't going to be a very entertaining encounter. Bologna will see this as a good chance to get their season up and running and put back to back wins together for the first time since March in Serie A.

Bologna Team News

Bologna also have six players out for the trip to Genoa with Ladislav Krejci (broken nose), Antonio Mirante (finger injury), Cheick Keita (groin injury), Federico Di Francesco (unknown), Mattia Destro (unknown) and Cesar Falletti (ankle injury) all sidelined.

Genoa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bologna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Genoa vs Bologna Sidelined Players

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