Empoli vs Atalanta Prediction, 10/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Atalanta
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (+107) Atalanta (-127)
Carlo Castellani Stadium is the venue where Andrea La Mantia and Empoli (3-0-4, 10th in Serie A) will take on Atalanta (3-2-2, 8th in Serie A) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Juan Musso for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at -127 while the Blues are at +107. The total is set at 3.
Empoli stepped onto the pitch against AS Roma in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Empoli tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 84.9% received passes percentage by completing 304 out of their 358 pass attempts in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Empoli wrapped this game up at a 25.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 12 shots. Empoli has an average of 1.14 g/90 (8 goals in total) and are sitting with 4 assists in all contests this season.
Andrea La Mantia is a player who should be able to impact this match for Empoli. He has accounted for 11 assists while tallying 21 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. La Mantia has had a starting assignment in 109 games so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Italy has totaled 53 goals in 9,877 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Leonardo Mancuso, the forward born in Italy. He has helped on a goal 16 times thus far in his career while he has scored 62 goals. Mancuso has 11,445 mins in 131 career starts and has been given a total of 17 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Empoli will be Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario has been on the field for a total of 7,577 minutes and has 165 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.81 (68 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.3. The goalie hailing from Italy has had 225 shots tried against him in 84 starts. Vicario (28-23-33 record in his career) has earned 19 shutouts, which gives him a 22.6% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Atalanta walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2 against AC Milan. Atalanta finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 406 out of their 445 passes they attempted for a rate of 91.2%. Atalanta had 4 shots on target out of the team's 16 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 10 goals and 5 assists in all their contests, Atalanta is averaging 1.43 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Josip Ilicic should provide a lift for Atalanta. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 245 matches in his career. The forward born in Slovenia has been on the pitch for 21,169 minutes and has earned 93 goals. He has 36 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 54 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Duvan Zapata, the forward representing Colombia. He has earned 99 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 35 different times. Zapata has earned himself 21 yellow cards in 15,671 minutes played (179 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.57.
Juan Musso will be residing in front of the net for Atalanta. Musso has earned 34 clean sheets and has defended 577 shots against him in 11,787 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of 74.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 26.0%. He has given up 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 45-34-52. In his pro soccer career, Musso has allowed 179 goals and has accounted for 427 saves in 131 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Empoli (+107)
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