• These two teams have met 78 times in the top-flight: the emiliani lead by 30 wins to 20.
  • However, Bologna have won only one of their last six Serie A clashes against Genoa.
  • The last 12 Serie A meetings between these two teams have not seen the same result accruing twice in a row - they drew the last encounter 0-0 back in May.
  • Bologna have lost their last two Serie A games failing to score a single goal: the Felsinei haven’t lost three consecutive games without scoring since September 2011.
  • Bologna have won just two games in Serie A this term, a season-joint low alongside Catania.
  • Bologna are winless in their last six matches - currently the longest winless run in this competition.
  • Genoa would be 5th in the league on 16 points in 10 games since the appointment of new manager Gian Piero Gasperini - though they are winless in the last four games (3D, 1L).
  • This is the first time Alberto Gilardino plays as an ex-player against Bologna – last season he scored 13 goals in 36 appearances for the Felsinei (his best tally over the last five Serie A campaigns).
  • Gilardino has scored 21 headed goals over the last five seasons (three this term) – only Fernando Llorente (28) has bagged more across the top-5 European leagues in this time frame.