AS Roma vs Empoli Prediction, 10/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Empoli
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-1865) Empoli (+496)
Leonardo Mancuso and Empoli (3-0-3, 8th in Serie A) go to Stadio Olimpico on Sunday where they'll take on AS Roma (4-0-2, 4th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Rui Patricio for AS Roma and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli. The Blues are at at +496 while AS Roma are at -1865. The O/U opens at 3.25.
AS Roma stepped onto the pitch against Lazio in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-2. AS Roma tried 18 dribbles in this game and converted 10 of those tries for a rate of 55.6%. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 89.1% passes received rate by converting 409 of the 459 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, AS Roma wrapped this game up at a 36.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 19 shots. AS Roma averages 2.17 goals per 90 (13 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all games this year.
Tammy Abraham is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for AS Roma. Abraham has been in the starting lineup in 135 matchups thus far in his career and tallies 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing England has earned 76 goals scored in 12,091 professional minutes played. He has 13 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward hailing from Armenia. Mkhitaryan has earned 25,363 mins during 282 career starting assignments and has been given 41 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 76 times so far in his career while scoring 109 total goals. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for AS Roma is Rui Patricio. Patricio (238-107-99 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 168 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.8% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Portugal has faced 1,564 shots attempted against him in 445 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.95 (424 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 74.2. Patricio has played for a total of 39,984 minutes and has 1,152 saves during his soccer career.
For their last game, Empoli walked away with a victory by a final of 4-2 against Bologna. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 219 out of their 282 passes they attempted for a percentage of 77.7%. Empoli finished the match with a 43.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 23 dribbles they tried. Empoli had 6 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots tried which gave them a 42.9% clip when they last took the field. With 8 goals and 4 assists for all their games, Empoli averages 1.33 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Leonardo Mancuso will need to provide a spark for Empoli. The forward from Italy has been on the field for 11,383 mins while scoring 62 goals. He has collected 17 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He has an average of 0.49 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 131 outings so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Andrea La Mantia, the forward representing Italy. La Mantia has been given 21 yellow card warnings in 9,877 mins (109 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.48. He has accounted for 53 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 11 different times.
Guglielmo Vicario is expected to look after the goal for Empoli. Vicario has racked up 19 shutouts and has seen 220 shots against him in 7,487 career mins. He has a save percentage of 73.6 and his clean sheet rate is 22.9%. He has allowed 0.79 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 28-23-32. In his career, Vicario has conceded 66 goals and has 163 stops in 83 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Empoli (+496)
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