Genoa vs Empoli Prediction, 3/6/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Empoli
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+168) Empoli (+158)
Kelvin Yeboah and Genoa (1-14-12, 19th in Serie A) host Empoli (8-7-12, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli. Genoa are at +168 while the Blues are at +158. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Genoa played Inter Milan in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Genoa attempted 11 dribbles in this game and converted 5 of the tries for a rate of 45.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 61.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 158 out of their 257 passing targets last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Genoa wrapped this game up at a 14.3% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 7 total shots. Genoa is averaging 0.81 goals per 90 (22 total goals) and have 16 assists in all matches this year.
Kelvin Yeboah is a player who should be able to impact this match for Genoa. Yeboah has been in the starting lineup in 64 games during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.40 goals per 90. The forward born in Italy has accumulated 25 goals in 5,603 minutes. He has 9 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Mattia Destro, the forward representing Italy. Destro has played 16,767 mins in 195 career starts and has been handed a total of 53 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 13 times thus far in his career while scoring 90 goals. He averages 0.48 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Genoa is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu (177-117-120 record during his career) has recorded 129 shutouts, which gives him a 31.0% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Italy has faced 1,740 shots tried against him in 416 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.30 (540 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 70.7. Sirigu has seen the pitch for a total of 37,311 minutes and has earned 1,232 saves during his soccer career.
In their last game, Empoli took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Juventus. They wrapped up this contest by completing 417 out of their 506 passing tries earning a rate of 82.4%. Empoli had a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Empoli converted 2 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 18.2% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 37 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Empoli averages 1.37 goals and 0.59 assists per 90 minutes.
Andrea La Mantia should be able to be counted on for Empoli. The forward from Italy has totaled 10,074 professional minutes and he has scored 55 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He currently averages 0.49 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 110 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andrea Pinamonti, the forward born in Italy. He has accounted for 20 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times. Pinamonti has been handed a total of 5 yellow card warnings in 6,034 minutes (63 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.30.
Guglielmo Vicario will be looking after the goal for Empoli. Vicario has racked up 21 shutouts while seeing 339 shots attempted against him in 9,377 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.2%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 33-30-41. Thus far in his career, Vicario has surrendered 109 goals and has tallied 243 saves in 104 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+168)
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