Bologna vs Genoa prediction, odds & betting tips 05/01/2024

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05/01/24 - 19:45

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Bologna - Genoa

Italy Serie A - Renato Dall'Ara

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

We're bringing you our Serie A predictions for Friday's clash between Bologna and Genoa. The home side are having a great season and will be hoping to qualify for European football in 2024, while their guests on Friday Genoa sit in mid-table but look like they have more than enough about them to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle this season.

Bologna vs Genoa prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Bologna to Win

  • Bologna won the last meeting between these two clubs back in May.
  • The hosts have won four of their last five matches in all competitions.

Another reason that we have backed Bologna to win as our main prediction is that Genoa have lost two of their last three away games in league and cup.

Latest odds

Head to Head

21/05/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Genoa

Genoa

Bologna

Bologna

0

1

21/09/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Genoa

Genoa

2

2

12/05/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Genoa

Genoa

0

2

09/01/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Genoa

Genoa

Bologna

Bologna

2

0

15/02/20

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Genoa

Genoa

0

3

Last Five - Bologna

23/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Verona

Verona

Bologna

Bologna

0

2

W

18/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lazio

Lazio

Bologna

Bologna

1

2

W

14/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

Bologna

Bologna

0

2

W

11/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lecce

Lecce

Bologna

Bologna

0

4

W

03/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

Bologna

Bologna

2

4

W

Last Five - Genoa

24/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Udinese

Udinese

Genoa

Genoa

0

2

W

17/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

it

Napoli

Genoa

Genoa

1

1

D

11/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Atalanta

Atalanta

Genoa

Genoa

4

1

L

03/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Empoli

Empoli

Genoa

Genoa

0

0

D

28/01/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lecce

Lecce

Genoa

Genoa

1

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 43/20 (3.15) – 31.7%
  • AWAY: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%

Bologna are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 48.8%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this selection. If you want more football betting tips on this game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If, like us, you want to back over 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds stand at 7/4 (2.75) which has a probability of 36.4%, while a bet on under 2.5 goals is priced at 1/2 (1.50) with a probability of 66.7%.

Bologna vs Genoa prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-1

  • Bologna haven't scored more than two goals in any of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
  • Genoa haven't conceded more than two goals in any of their last 19 fixtures.

Joshua Zirkzee to Score Anytime

  • Zirkzee top scores for Bologna this season with seven Serie A goals.
  • The Dutch forward has netted four goals in his last eight appearances for Bologna in league and cup.

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Bologna vs Genoa team news

Bologna

Bologna slipped to a heavy defeat away at Udinese last time out. The visitors had been fancied to win this game but Udinese took the lead in the 23rd minute and added two further goals in the second half to run out comfortable winners in the end.

Lewis Ferguson picked up a yellow card in that defeat and will now miss the Genoa clash along with his injured teammates Dan Ndoye, Jesper Karlsson and Adama Soumaoro.

Predicted Lineup: Skorupski (GK), Posch, Beukema, Calafiori, Kristiansen, Freuler, Moro, Orsolini, Urbański, Saelemaekers & Zirkzee

Genoa

Genoa played host to Inter Milan last Friday and managed to come away with a share of the spoils. Inter Milan took the lead in the 42nd minute but in first-half stoppage time, Radu Dragusin equalised for Genoa and the second 45 failed to produce any further goals.

The visitors head to Bologna with a clean bill of health and no suspended players so we should be in for a close and competitive 90 minutes.

Predicted Lineup: Martínez (GK), Sabelli, Bani, Martín, Drăgușin, De Winter, Strootman, Badelj, Frendrup, Guðmundsson & Ekuban

Bologna

Bologna
4-2-3-1
33
Riccardo Calafiori
it
82
Kacper Urbanski
pl
7
Riccardo Orsolini
it
3
Stefan Posch
at
8
Remo Freuler
ch
9
Joshua Zirkzee
nl
80
Giovanni Fabbian
it
34
Federico Ravaglia
it
26
Jhon Lucumi
co
6
Nikola Moro
hr
22
Babis Lykogiannis
gr
Substitutes
56
Alexis Saelemaekers
be
31
Sam Beukema
nl
15
Victor Kristiansen
dk
20
Michel Aebischer
ch
28
Lukasz Skorupski
pl
23
Nicola Bagnolini
it
17
Oussama El Azzouzi
ma
16
Tommaso Corazza
it
77
Sydney Van Hooijdonk
nl
29
Lorenzo De Silvestri
it
14
Kevin Bonifazi
it
50
Tito Gasperini
it

Genoa

Genoa
3-5-2
1
Josep Martu00ednez
es
5
Radu Matei Dragusin
ro
14
Alessandro Vogliacco
it
22
Johan Vasquez
mx
20
Stefano Sabelli
it
32
Morten Frendrup
dk
47
Milan Badelj
hr
17
Ruslan Malinovskyi
ua
10
Junior Messias
br
18
Caleb Ekuban
gh
11
Albert Gudmundsson
is
Substitutes
55
Ridgeciano Haps
nl
41
Christos Papadopoulos
gr
40
Seydou Fini
it
39
Daniele Sommariva
it
33
Alan Matturro
uy
99
Pablo Galdames
cl
37
George Puscas
ro
25
Berkan Kutlu
tr
19
Mateo Retegui
it
3
Aaron Martin
es
38
Simone Calvani
it

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Joshua Zirkzee

Bologna's Dutch forward seems to have found a new home with the Italian club after struggling to settle at any of his previous clubs.

The former Bayern Munich youngster enjoyed his best season on loan at Belgian side Anderlecht in 2021/22, scoring 16 times. Zirkzee's first spell at Bologna didn't go as planned with the forward playing 19 times and scoring two goals but only starting five Serie A games.

However, the 2023/24 season has seen the Dutchman start 17 matches and score seven goals and that is why Zirkzee is our player to watch on Friday night.


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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.