Empoli vs Sampdoria Prediction, 9/19/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Sampdoria
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (+180) Sampdoria (+150)
Carlo Castellani Stadium is the venue where Leonardo Mancuso and Empoli (1-0-2, 14th in Serie A) will take on Sampdoria (0-2-1, 15th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The odds on this game have Empoli priced at +180 and Sampdoria are priced at +150. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Empoli faced off with Venezia in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 84.4% received passes rate by completing 499 out of their 591 targeted passes in their last outing. Empoli tried 23 dribbles in this outing and converted 10 of the tries for a rate of 43.5%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Empoli walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by landing 5 shots on target of 20 total shots. Empoli averages 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have accounted for 1 assist in all matches for the season.
Leonardo Mancuso is a player who can be a difference maker for Empoli. He has 16 assists while tallying 17 yellow card cautions in his career. Mancuso has had a starting assignment in 130 games during his career and tallies 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Italy has earned 62 goals scored in 11,316 professional minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Andrea La Mantia, the forward representing Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 53 goals. La Mantia has totaled 9,860 mins during 109 career starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.48 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Empoli will be Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario (26-23-31 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 18 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.5% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 206 shots tried against him in 80 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.76 (61 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 74.3. Vicario has defended the goal for a total of 7,217 mins and has 154 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, Sampdoria finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Inter Milan. They wrapped up this match by converting 360 of the 418 attempted passes for a rate of 86.1%. Sampdoria finished with a 63.6% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Sampdoria landed 2 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 14.3% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 2 goals and 1 assist in all their matches, Sampdoria sports an average of 0.67 goals and 0.33 assists per 90.
Antonio Candreva will be someone to watch for Sampdoria. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 363 matches so far in his career. The defender born in Italy has totaled 31,550 minutes and has scored 67 goals. He has accumulated 50 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 69 times. You should also keep an eye on Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. He has scored 184 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 51 different times. Quagliarella has been handed 47 yellow cards in 37,754 mins played (435 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.44.
Emil Audero will look after the goal for Sampdoria. Audero has tallied 40 clean sheets while seeing 629 shots tried against him in 13,320 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 70.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.0%. He has conceded 1.39 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 55-35-58. So far in his pro soccer career, Audero has conceded 206 goals and has earned 446 saves in 148 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Empoli (+180)
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