Sassuolo vs Empoli Prediction, 10/31/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Empoli
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-128) Empoli (+345)
Mapei Stadium is the site where Domenico Berardi and Sassuolo (4-2-4, 9th in Serie A) will play Empoli (4-0-6, 10th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli. Sassuolo are at -128 while the Blues are at +345. The total is set at 3.25.
Sassuolo stepped onto the pitch against Juventus in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 92.5% passes received rate by connecting on 346 of the 374 targeted passes last contest. Sassuolo tried 14 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of the tries for a percentage of 64.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo finished the game at a 50.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 8 shots. Sassuolo averages 1.30 goals per 90 (13 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for this campaign.
Domenico Berardi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sassuolo. Berardi has been given a starting assignment in 256 games so far in his career and scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has 101 goals in 21,887 mins. He has 62 assists while earning 68 yellow cards in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Davide Frattesi, the midfielder representing Italy. Frattesi has been on the pitch for 8,108 mins during 92 career starts and has been given a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 5 times in his career and he has scored 15 goals. He is averaging 0.17 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli has seen the pitch for 43,566 mins and has tallied 1,486 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (646 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.5. The goalie born in Italy has seen 2,110 shots tried against him in 488 starting assignments. Consigli (179-126-177 record during his soccer career) has 133 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Empoli went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Inter Milan. Empoli ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 7 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 235 of the 293 attempted passes earning a percentage of 80.2%. Empoli converted 1 shot on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 11.1% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 12 goals and 7 assists for all their matches, Empoli is averaging 1.20 goals and 0.70 assists per 90.
Andrea La Mantia should provide a spark for Empoli. The forward from Italy has 9,878 professional minutes and has scored 53 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He has an average of 0.48 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 109 contests during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Leonardo Mancuso, the forward born in Italy. He has collected 62 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times. Mancuso has been handed 17 yellow cards in 11,468 professional minutes (131 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.49.
Guglielmo Vicario will be residing in front of the net for Empoli. Vicario has 19 shutouts and has seen 245 shots against him in 7,847 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is 21.8%. He has allowed 0.87 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 29-23-35. In his pro soccer career, Vicario has conceded 76 goals and has 179 saves in 87 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-128)
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