AS Roma vs Empoli Prediction, 2/4/2023 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Empoli
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
TV: Paramount +
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-202) Empoli (+570)
The Blues (6-8-6) are headed to Stadio Olimpico on Saturday where they will take on the Yellow and Reds (11-4-5). The Blues are at at +570 and AS Roma are at -202. The betting total comes in at 2.75. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Rui Patricio for AS Roma and Guglielmo Vicario for Empoli.
The Yellow and Reds rank 3rd in relation to expected goals having 33.2, and their expected goals against are 13.8. Roma has relinquished 18 goals while relinquishing 0.90 goals per 90, and the opposition have 58 shots on target on them. This team's goal differential is currently at 8 with the help of 26 goals put in the net and 18 goals relinquished. They have tallied 7 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 35.0 on the season. AS Roma has a total of 40 SVs and have a save% of 69.0 on the season. AS Roma has compiled 41 yellow cards on the campaign. This year, this club averages 1.85 pts per contest (37 pts) and also are ranked 10th in soccer with 17 assists.
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Over the course of the season, the Blues have a save % of 73.3 (86 shots on target against), and also rank 11th in soccer with 26 pts. The Blues come in with an average of 1.3 pts/match while recording 11 assists and 4 red cards. Empoli has amassed 19 goals and their expected goals so far this year is 18.3. The Blues have recorded a clean sheet % of 35.0 on the year and 51 yellow cards. This team's goals against/90 minutes is at 1.20 with 61 saves, and they have tallied 7 clean sheets. Empoli has a rank of 13th for goals surrendered with 24, and the squad's goal differential is coming in at -5.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for AS Roma will be Rui Patricio. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.95 (434 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .735. Patricio (245-111-102 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 173 shutouts, which gives him a 37.7% clean sheet rate. Patricio has seen the field for a total of 41,244 mins and has accumulated 1,173 saves so far in his pro soccer career. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has had 1,595 shots attempted against him in 459 starts.
Guglielmo Vicario will be looking after the goal for Empoli. Vicario has earned 24 shutouts while defending 281 shots tried against him in 8,747 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of .740 and his shutout rate sits at 24.7%. He has surrendered 0.82 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 31-31-35. In his career, Vicario has given up 80 goals and has tallied 208 stops in 97 starts.
Tammy Abraham is one footballer who should impact this matchup for AS Roma. Abraham has had a starting assignment in 145 matchups during his soccer career and he has earned 0.55 G/90. The forward hailing from England has earned 79 goals scored in 12,998 minutes. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards during his career.
Empoli is being led onto the pitch by Martin Satriano, who the defense is sure to gameplan for in this matchup. The forward representing Italy has played 2,104 minutes while scoring 5 goals. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 and has started 26 games so far in his career. He has 8 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 times.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take AS Roma (-202)
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