Alberto Malesani feels Bologna can “celebrate safety” with a victory over Genoa in front of their home fans.
The Felsinei were expected to go down after a season wracked by potential bankruptcy and a three-point penalty for financial irregularities, but find themselves in joint 10th place.
“This can be the game where we secure our Serie A status and celebrate safety,” said the Coach.
“Meanwhile, Genoa would consider a victory to be their chance of recovering from a position in the table they weren't expecting at the start of the season.
“It will be a tactical battle and one of spirit, while physical and psychological form will make a big difference.
“Davide Ballardini has a system that defends well, runs few risks and likes to go with cross-field passes. They are a solid team.”
Even a draw would take Bologna to the famous 40-point mark that many believe secures Serie A safety.
“The support of our fans will be crucial,” continued Malesani. “The city has not forgotten what these lads did during a troubled campaign. It would be wonderful to celebrate alongside our supporters.
“The players really can't wait to get out there and it's a good sign. Nobody is giving up, not even those who haven't played that much so far.”
Albin Ekdal, Archimede Morleo, Gyorgy Garics and Massimo Mutarelli are out of this match.
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