Bologna and Genoa meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in a match for the 26 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 09-30-2017, Bologna won out by (0 -1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 02- 10-2016, for Serie A, Genoa won by (0-1). G. Simeone (77 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 13 th and 12 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 13 th best team in home matches and the 6 th best in away matches.
After 9 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 13 th position, with 30 points won. In the last match, they have won in a home match against Sassuolo by (2-1), after in the previous match they have lost (2-1) out in a match against Internazionale. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 18 goals and suffered 20 at home, against 13 scored and 18 suffered as a visitor. For the championship, Bologna won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Bologna enters this game motivated, after a home win, by 2-1, in the reception at Sassuolo: Poli and Pulgar scored the goals that allowed the team to win the victory. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the wings. The Bologna is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Torosidis side. For this game the local coach will not be able to count on Palacio, Verdi, Romagnoli and Angelo da Costa, for being injured. Sebastien de Mayo will also be on the outside, because he is suspended.
After 8 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses, the away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 30 points won. In the last match, they won in an away match against Internazionale, by (2-0), after in the previous match they won in an away match against Chievo, by (0-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered more positive results outside its stadium, as it has won 19 points as a visitor and only 11 in its stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Genoa has a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 18 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 13 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Genoa entered this game motivated, after a home victory, by 2-0, in the reception to Inter: Ranocchia (autogol) and Pandev scored the goals of the triumph. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring rapid transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical scheme the two most advanced players will be Pandev and Galabinov. In the midfield it is possible that Bertolacci, Hiljemark and Bessa act. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Giuseppe Rossi, Miguel Veloso and Armando Izzo, for being injured. Landre and Petar Brlek are also going to be outside, as they are suspended.
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