Empoli vs Venezia Prediction, 9/11/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Venezia
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (-125) Venezia (+333)
Carlo Castellani Stadium is the site where Andrea La Mantia and Empoli (1-0-1, 11th in Serie A) will take on Venezia (0-0-2, 20th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Luca Lezzerini for Venezia. The moneyline on this game has Empoli coming in at -125 and Venezia are at +333. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Empoli played Juventus in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 77.7% passes received rate by connecting on 292 out of their 376 passing attempts last contest. Empoli tried 8 dribbles in this matchup and converted 5 of the tries for a percentage of 62.5%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Empoli walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Empoli is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (2 goals in total) and have accounted for 1 assist in all games this season.
Andrea La Mantia is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Empoli. La Mantia has started 109 games in his career and scores 0.48 goals per 90. The forward representing Italy has recorded 53 goals in 9,861 minutes. He has totaled 11 assists while earning 21 yellow cards so far in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Leonardo Mancuso, the forward born in Italy. Mancuso has played 11,255 minutes during 129 starting assignments and has been handed 17 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 62 total goals. He has an average of 0.50 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Empoli is Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario has played for a total of 7,127 minutes and has tallied 153 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.75 (59 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 74.9. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 203 shots attempted at him in 79 starting assignments. Vicario (26-23-30 record in his career) has earned 18 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.8% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Venezia walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0 against Udinese. They finished this game by connecting on 473 out of their 542 passes they tried earning a percentage of 87.3%. Venezia ended the game with a 47.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Venezia had 3 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which gave them a 27.3% clip in their last game.
Mattia Aramu should provide a lift for Venezia. The forward representing Italy has 9,584 professional minutes while he has scored 29 goals. He has collected 22 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. He currently averages 0.27 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 112 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Francesco Forte, the forward representing Italy. Forte has been given a total of 18 yellow cards in 9,430 mins (106 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.44. He has scored 46 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 6 different times.
Luca Lezzerini will be residing in front of the goal for Venezia. Lezzerini has 25 clean sheets while seeing 324 shots attempted against him in 7,475 career minutes. He has earned a save % of 73.5 and his clean sheet rate is 30.5%. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 26-27-30. Thus far in his career, Lezzerini has allowed 94 goals while tallying 233 stops in 82 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Empoli (-125)
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