Empoli vs Torino Prediction, 5/1/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Torino
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (+180) Torino (+137)
Marko Pjaca and Torino (11-10-12, 11th in Serie A) travel to Carlo Castellani Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Empoli (9-10-15, 14th in Serie A). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli and Etrit Berisha for Torino. The Blues are at +180 while the Maroons are priced at +137. The total opens at 2.5.
Empoli faced off with Napoli in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 305 of the 355 targeted passes last game. Empoli tried 10 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 3 of those attempts for a rate of 30.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Empoli wrapped this game up at a 41.2% clip by landing 7 SoT of 17 total shots. Empoli averages 1.24 goals per 90 (42 total goals) and have earned 18 assists in all contests this year.
Andrea Pinamonti is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Empoli. Pinamonti has been a starter in 70 games so far in his career and has 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Italy has 23 goals scored in 6,664 minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards in his pro soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Nedim Bajrami, the forward hailing from Albania. Bajrami has been on the field for 11,008 minutes during 125 starting assignments and has earned himself 10 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 20 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 22 goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Empoli is Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario (34-33-44 mark in his career) has earned 23 shutouts, which has earned him a 20.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 376 shots attempted at him in 111 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.06 (118 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 71.3. Vicario has played for a total of 10,007 minutes and has 271 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Torino got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Spezia. They finished this game by completing 441 out of their 490 passes they tried earning a rate of 90.0%. Torino earned a 61.5% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 13 dribbles they tried. Torino had 5 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.7% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 36 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Torino has an average of 1.09 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Marko Pjaca should be able to be counted on for Torino. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 and has started 130 games in his career. The forward born in Croatia has played 11,800 professional minutes and he has scored 38 goals. He has 6 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. You should also keep an eye on Josip Brekalo, the forward born in Croatia. Brekalo has earned himself 8 yellow card warnings in 9,386 professional minutes (103 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.23. He has collected 24 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 different times.
Etrit Berisha will be residing in front of the net for Torino. So far in his career, Berisha has surrendered 304 goals and has accumulated 789 saves in 256 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.18 goals per 90 while earning a record of 104-72-83. He has earned a save % of 73.1 and his clean sheet rate is 32.0%. Berisha has totaled 82 shutouts while defending 1,079 shots attempted against him in 23,188 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Empoli (+180)
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