Lecce vs Empoli Prediction, 8/28/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lecce vs Empoli
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Stadio Comunale Via Del Mare in Lecce, Italy
TV: Paramount +
Odds/Point Spread: Lecce (+135) Empoli (+188)
Lecce (0-0-2) will take on Empoli (0-1-1) at Stadio Comunale Via Del Mare on Sunday. The Yellow and Reds are priced at +135 while the Blues are at +188. The over/under has been set at 2.75. The starting goaltenders will be Wladimiro Falcone for Lecce and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli.
The Yellow and Reds are 19th in relation to xG having 1.0, and the xGA sit at 3.1. U.S. Lecce has relinquished 3 goals while surrendering 1.50 goals per 90 min, and their opponents have accumulated 12 shots on target against them. The team's difference in goals is -2 because of 1 goal scored in addition to 3 goals allowed. The team hasn't tallied a clean sheet this year. Lecce has accounted for 9 SVs and also have a SV percentage of 75.0 so far this season. Lecce has a total of 5 yellow cards for the year. This year, the squad is sitting with an average of 0.00 pts per fixture (0 pts) and also are ranked 14th in the league with 1 assist.
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Empoli has accounted for 0 goals and the team's xG on the season is 2.1. Their goals against per 90 is currently at 0.50 in addition to 3 saves, and they have recorded 1 clean sheet. On the year, the Blues have a save rate of 75.0 (4 SoT against), and also sit at 15th in Serie A with 1 point. Empoli sits at 11th in the category of goals against with 1, and the squad's goal difference is coming in at -1. The Blues have compliled a shut out rate of 50.0 for the year in addition to 2 yellow card warnings. The Blues are averaging 0.5 pts per contest while having 0 assists and 1 red card.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lecce is Wladimiro Falcone. Falcone has defended the goal for a total of 3,600 mins and has 173 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.28 (51 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .797. The goalkeeper from Italy has seen 217 shots tried against him in 40 career starts. Falcone (6-17-17 record in his career) has 9 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.5% shutout percentage.
Guglielmo Vicario will look after the goal for Empoli. He has given up 0.72 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 25-24-30. Vicario has 18 shutouts while seeing 199 shots against him in 7,127 minutes in his career. In his career, Vicario has allowed 57 goals and has accounted for 150 saves in 79 starts. He holds a save % of .754 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.8%.
Gabriel Strefezza is a member of the side who could help decide the outcome for Lecce. He has totaled 2 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. The forward representing Brazil has totaled 6 goals scored in 5,200 professional minutes played. Strefezza has been a starter in 55 games in his career and has 0.10 goals per 90 mins.
Empoli features Mattia Destro, who can change the course of a fixture. He has totaled 50 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. The forward representing Italy has totaled 15,579 professional minutes and has scored 81 goals. He averages 0.47 goals per 90 mins and has started 180 matches in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lecce (+135)
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