Empoli vs Spezia Prediction, 4/9/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (-112) Spezia (+317)
Nedim Bajrami and Empoli (8-9-14, 14th in Serie A) play Spezia (9-5-17, 15th in Serie A) at Carlo Castellani Stadium on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Ivan Provedel for Spezia. The odds on this contest have Empoli priced at -112 and the Eagles are at +317. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Empoli faced Fiorentina in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they earned a 84.7% rate by connecting on 294 of the 347 targeted passes in their last outing. Empoli attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and converted 4 of those tries for a rate of 40.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Empoli finished at a 25.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 4 total shots. Empoli averages 1.23 g/90 (38 goals in total) and have accumulated 17 assists in all matches for the year.
Nedim Bajrami is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Empoli. Bajrami has been given a starting assignment in 123 outings so far in his career while he scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Albania has totaled 22 goals in 10,823 minutes played. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 10 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Andrea Pinamonti, the forward born in Italy. Pinamonti has totaled 6,394 minutes during 67 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 5 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 20 goals. He averages 0.28 G/90 during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Empoli will be Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario has been on the pitch for 9,737 mins and is sitting with 265 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (112 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.1. The keeper born in Italy has seen 365 shots tried against him in 108 career starting assignments. Vicario (33-32-43 record in his career) has recorded 22 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.4% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Spezia went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Venezia. Spezia earned a 58.3% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 333 of the 428 passes they attempted earning a rate of 77.8%. Spezia landed 4 shots on target out of 11 shots tried earning them a 36.4% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 29 goals and 13 assists in all matches, Spezia sports an average of 0.94 goals and 0.42 assists per 90.
Emanuel Gyasi should be able to be counted on for Spezia. The forward hailing from Ghana has played 9,665 minutes and he has scored 20 goals. He has accounted for 27 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 111 matches thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Daniele Verde, the forward born in Italy. Verde has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards in 9,446 mins played (102 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has accounted for 31 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times.
Ivan Provedel will look after the goal for Spezia. Provedel has accumulated 44 clean sheets while he has seen 856 shots against him in 17,409 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 22.7%. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 55-64-73. During his career, Provedel has given up 280 goals and has racked up 600 stops in 194 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Empoli (-112)
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