Genoa vs Bologna Preview – Can Genoa snatch slim chance of Serie A survival?

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With a home advantage and top of the table standing, Genoa will be tough opposition this Saturday, when Bologna visit the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

As it stands, Bologna will go to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in thirteenth place, Genoa are currently in nineteenth.

Struggling Genoa need big home performance this Saturday

With Genoa having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Alexander Blessin’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Genoa may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. The Griffin have lost five of seven meetings. With 28 points, they currently sit nineteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 17 losses and 16 draws having won four fixtures, drawn 16 meetings, and lost 17 games.

Playing at home, Genoa have won three matches, drawn eight matches, and lost seven meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Genoa on 31 points.

Genoa’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Bologna’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain 43 points, going into this game

This match sees Bologna looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Sassuolo.

Also, Bologna will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two matches this Serie A season. With 43 points (11W, 16L and 10D), they are established in thirteenth position in the League having won 11 fixtures, drawn 10 matches, and lost 16 meetings.

Bologna have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won three fixtures, drawn six games, and lost nine fixtures of their 18 League matches away from home this season.

A victory for Bologna would put them on 46 points.

Genoa v Bologna – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have previously played each other 27 times with the result being 10 victories and eight draws for Genoa. Also, on the road, Bologna are unbeaten against Genoa in one game. The last time they played each other in this competition was September 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Players to watch

For Genoa, Domenico Criscito is a top performing player who has scored one goal in 37 League matches so far, while Marko Arnautovic, one of their best scorers, has nettedeight goals in 37 League fixtures this campaign for Bologna.

Other players of note for Genoa are Domenico Criscito and Albert Gudmundsson with one goals each and for Bologna are Riccardo Orsolini and Nicola Sansone with three goals and two goals respectively.