Empoli vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 8/31/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Hellas Verona
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Stadio Carlo Castellani in Empoli, Italy
TV: Paramount +
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (+170) Hellas Verona (+168)
Stadio Carlo Castellani is the location where Hellas Verona (0-1-2) will try to defeat Empoli (0-2-1) on Wednesday. The Blues are priced at +170 while Hellas Verona are priced at +168. The total has been set at 2.75. The starting goaltenders are Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Lorenzo Montipo for Hellas Verona.
Empoli has accumulated 7 SVs and also have a SV% of 77.8 for the season. This team's goal differential is currently at -1 with the help of 1 goal put in the net and also 2 goals given up. For the year, the squad has put together an average of 0.67 pts/match (2 points) and are 20th in soccer with 0 assists. The Blues are 17th in regard to expected goals with 2.1, and the squad's expected goals against are sitting at 1.8. Empoli has earned 4 yellow cards so far this year as well as 1 red card. The Blues have given up 2 goals while allowing 0.67 goals per 90, and opposing teams have accounted for 9 shots on target on them. They have recorded 1 clean sheet, giving them a percentage of 33.3 this year.
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For the season, Verona has a save rate of 65.0 (20 SoT against), and also are 16th in Serie A with 1 point. The Yellow and Blues sport an average of 0.3 points per match while having 2 assists. Hellas Verona has totaled 3 goals and the team's expected goals this season is 3.5. Verona has recorded 8 yellow cards. This team's goals against per 90 minutes is at 2.33 with 13 saves. Hellas Verona is 18th for goals conceded with 7, and the difference in goals is at -4.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Empoli will be Guglielmo Vicario. His GA/90 is 0.72 (58 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .755. Vicario (25-25-30 record during his career) has earned 18 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.5% clean sheet rate. Vicario has seen the pitch for a total of 7,217 minutes and has 154 stops in his career. The keeper from Italy has seen 204 shots attempted at him in 80 career starts.
Lorenzo Montipo will be looking after the goal for Hellas Verona. Montipo has racked up 41 shutouts and has seen 491 shots tried against him in 13,230 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .692 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.9%. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 54-43-50. So far in his pro soccer career, Montipo has allowed 162 goals and has accounted for 340 stops in 147 starts.
Mattia Destro is a member of the side who can be a force in the game for Empoli. Destro has been a starter in 180 matchups in his career while he scores 0.47 goals per 90. The forward from Italy has racked up 81 goals in 15,596 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 12 assists while earning 50 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
Hellas Verona features a difference maker in Thomas Henry, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He has earned 22 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. The forward born in France has been on the field for 8,047 mins while scoring 57 goals. He currently averages 0.64 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 91 outings so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Empoli (+170)
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