Atalanta vs Empoli Prediction, 5/22/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Empoli
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-301) Empoli (+657)
Andrea Pinamonti and Empoli (9-11-17, 14th in Serie A) are headed to Gewiss Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Atalanta (16-11-10, 8th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Juan Musso for Atalanta and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli. The Blues are at at +657 while the Goddess are at -301. The total has been set at 3.5.
Atalanta faced off with Spezia in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 3-1. In regard to passing, they had a 94.7% received passes rate by connecting on 521 of the 550 targeted passes in their last game. Atalanta attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of those attempts for a rate of 44.4%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Atalanta finished the game at a 35.3% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 17 total shots. Atalanta is averaging 1.72 goals per 90 min (62 total goals) and have accounted for 43 assists in all matches this year.
Mario Pasalic is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atalanta. Pasalic has had a starting assignment in 174 outings thus far in his career and accounts for 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing Germany has totaled 59 goals in 15,449 mins played. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Luis Muriel, the forward who is from Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 42 times so far in his career while scoring 106 goals. Muriel has been on the pitch for 17,702 mins in 191 starting assignments and has been given a total of 29 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.54 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Atalanta is Juan Musso. Musso (58-40-58 mark in his career) has recorded 40 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Argentina has had 661 shots sent in his direction in 156 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (211 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 73.4. Musso has seen the pitch for 13,999 mins and has earned 484 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Empoli took a loss by a score of 4-2 against Inter Milan. They finished the contest by converting 289 of the 338 passes they attempted earning a rate of 85.5%. Empoli had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Empoli connected on 2 shots on goal out of their 4 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 45 goals and 21 assists in all competitions, Empoli is averaging 1.25 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Andrea Pinamonti should be someone to watch for Empoli. The forward hailing from Italy has 6,844 professional minutes and has earned 24 goals. He has earned 7 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. He has an average of 0.32 goals per 90 mins and has started 72 outings during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Nedim Bajrami, the forward representing Albania. Bajrami has been handed 10 yellow card cautions in 11,068 professional minutes played (126 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.18. He has scored 22 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 20 different times.
Guglielmo Vicario is expected to look after the net for Empoli. So far in his pro soccer career, Vicario has given up 125 goals and has totaled 278 stops in 113 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.10 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 34-33-46. He has a save percentage of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is 20.4%. Vicario has totaled 23 clean sheets while defending 387 shots against him in 10,187 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Empoli (+657)
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