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            Genoa vs Bologna: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

            The domestic leagues across Europe are almost at a close as we approach the final stages of the season. The Serie A campaign reaches its final weekend next weekend as Genoa hosts a history-making Bologna side at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

            Location: Luigi Ferraris Stadium

            Date: 25/05/2024

            Kick-Off: 5:30 PM

            Genoa and Bologna are both hoping to end their respective seasons with a win following great campaigns from them both from different perspectives. Genoa have performed admirably this season in their first season back in Serie A. The home side have navigated their way away from a relegation battle this season and they approach the final weekend of the season in 11th place in the league.

            The hosts can’t move above any other team in the league; however, they could move as low as 12th if they fail to beat Bologna and Monza manage to beat Juventus on the final day. Genoa have played 37 games this season and have obtained 46 points. Genoa have averaged 1.24 points per game this season. The hosts have a negative 2 goal difference which is eight more than Monza, who are the only team that can overtake them.

            Bologna has been one of the success stories in Serie A this season. The unlikely outfit has been led on a tactical revolution by Thiago Motta this season and the Italian has led the unfancied Bologna side to their first-ever UEFA Champions League qualification this season. Motta is the subject of much speculation as it looks like the former Barcelona midfielder could be set to join Juventus following the news of Massimiliano Allegri’s departure from the Allianz Stadium.

            Bologna is mathematically secure for next season’s UEFA Champions League as they have a four-point advantage over A.S. Roma with a game in hand. The visitors are currently third in Serie A, and they are on course to record their highest-ever finish since their league title win in 1964. Bologna can only finish as low as fifth but that is highly unlikely since Bologna still have two games to play.

            Bologna plays Juventus on Monday before their game against Genoa, and they will potentially secure a top-three finish with a win over the Old Lady. The away side has averaged 1.86 points per game this season and has amassed 67 points from 36 games played this season. Bologna has a goal difference of 24 in their favour which is three more than Juventus, who are currently level on points with them.

            The two teams have met each other only once this season in all competitions. The reverse fixture at Bologna finished honours even between the two sides Albert Gudmundsson opened the scoring for Genoa inside the first 20 minutes and were on course for a victory until Lorenzo De Silvestri equalised for Thiago Motta’s side.

            TEAM NEWS

            Genoa Team News

            Vitinha was unavailable for the previous game for Genoa but is expected to be available next weekend against Bologna. Mattia Bani, Alessandro Vogliacco, Kevin Strootman and Albert Gudmundsson are all at risk of suspension.

            Bologna Team News

            Lewis Ferguson is out with a long-term injury. Remo Freuler, Viktor Kristiansen, Dan Ndoye, Giovanni Fabbian, Sam Beukmema and Roccardo Calafiori are all at risk of suspension.

            RECENT FORM

            The recent history between the two sides suggests that the home side Genoa is the favourites for this fixture. Genoa have won two out of the last five league fixtures between the two teams with Genoa losing once and drawing twice against their visitors.

            This fixture provides an average of 2.14 goals per game between the two sides. In the last 20 meetings between the two teams, Bologna has a marginally better advantage between the two teams. Bologna has won seven from the 20 meetings, drawing seven and losing six.

            Bologna is unbeaten in their last three league meetings against Genoa having drawn the game this season and last season. Bologna managed to win 1-0 against Genoa away from home thanks to a goal from Musa Barrow. Bologna’s record away at Genoa is rather indifferent having only won twice of the last five games at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

            This game has proven to be an ill-tempered affair between the two teams. In the last ten league meetings between the two sides, there have been five dismissals – four for Bologna and only once for Genoa. The last dismissal was in 2018 when Erick Pulgar was dismissed for Bologna in a 1-0 loss away at Genoa.

            Genoa’s home form has been an important statistic for their current position this season. Genoa have played 18 games this season, having won seven, drawn six and lost only five. Genoa have won 39% of their home games this season whilst only losing 28% of their games at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

            Genoa have won two out of their last five league games at home and two out of five in the league in general. The home side has averaged 1.50 points per game at home this season. Their last two home games have both resulted in a victory and that included the impressive 3-0 win over Cagliari.

            Icelandic international Albert Gudmundsson has been one of the standout performers this season for the home side. Gudmundsson has scored 14 goals in the league this season having averaged a goal every 209 minutes. Gudmundsson has two goals in his last five appearances in the league.

            Bologna’s away form has been rather respectable this season. The away side has played 18 games away from home this season, having won six, drawing nine and losing only three games. Bologna have averaged 1.50 points per game on their travels this season.

            In their last five away fixtures, Bologna have been in impressive form having won three out of their last five league games away from home and drawing twice. The away side has won 33% of their away games this season and has drawn 50% of their games on their travels. The visitors have averaged 1.86 points per game this season.

            In their last away game, Bologna recorded a victory away at former champions Napoli. Stefan Posch and Dan Ndoye were on hand to secure a 2-0 victory for Bologna. Joshua Zirkee has been the main contributor for Bologna this season. The Dutch international has 15 goal contributions for Bologna this season.

            FOOTY ACCUMULATORS PREDICTION

            Header logoSerie A

            PosClubPWDLGDPTS
            10
            Team logoNapoli
            38131411+753
            11
            Team logoGenoa
            38121313049
            12
            Team logoMonza
            38111215-1245
            Last updated 13/07/2024

            Header logoSerie A

            PosClubPWDLGDPTS
            4
            Team logoAtalanta
            3821611+3069
            5
            Team logoBologna
            3818146+2268
            6
            Team logoRoma
            3818911+1963
            Last updated 13/07/2024

            Where to watch

            The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.

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