Empoli vs Salernitana Prediction, 9/27/2023 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Empoli vs Salernitana
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Location: Stadio Carlo Castellani in Empoli, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Empoli (+131) Salernitana (+216)
Empoli (0-0-5 last season) will go up against Salernitana (0-3-2 last year) at Stadio Carlo Castellani on Wednesday. Salernitana are at at +216 while the Blues are at +131. The total comes in at 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Etrit Berisha for Empoli and Guillermo Ochoa for Salernitana.
Empoli gave up 13 goals while giving up 2.60 G/90, and opposing clubs amassed 28 SoT on them. They were unable to earn a clean sheet in the previous season. Empoli had 11 yellow card warnings last season. The Blues were ranked 19th in relation to expected goals having 2.6, and the squad's xGA were at 9.2. For the prior year, the team averaged 0.00 points per fixture (0 points) and also were 20th in the league with 0 assists. This team's goal differential was at -13 as a result of 0 goals notched and also 13 goals relinquished. Empoli recorded 15 saves and had a save percentage of 57.1 for the previous season.
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Last season, the Garnets had a save % of 61.9 (21 SoT against), and sat at 17th in soccer with 3 points. The Garnets had an average of 0.6 pts/match while having 3 assists. Salernitana accounted for 4 goals and the team's goals expected for the prior year was sitting at 3.5. Salernitana compiled 15 yellow cards. Their goals against/90 minutes was at 1.80 with 12 saves. Salernitana sat at 18th in regard to goals conceded with 9, and the squad's goal differential was -5.
The man who will defend the goal for Empoli will be Etrit Berisha. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.22 (321 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.0. Berisha (106-72-87 record in his career) has accounted for 83 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.7% shutout percentage. Berisha has defended the goal for 23,728 minutes and has tallied 804 saves in his career. The goalie hailing from Albania has seen 1,124 shots tried against him in 262 starting assignments.
Guillermo Ochoa will look after the net for Salernitana. Ochoa has accumulated 142 clean sheets and has defended 2,789 shots against him in 51,320 career mins. He holds a save percentage of 73.2 and his shutout rate sits at 24.9%. He has conceded 1.35 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 215-160-195. Thus far in his career, Ochoa has given up 772 goals and has accumulated 2,021 saves in 570 starts.
Francesco Caputo is one man who can make a noticable difference for Empoli. Caputo has been given a starting assignment in 417 outings during his career and he has earned 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has recorded 183 goals scored in 37,501 professional minutes. He has 56 assists while tallying 47 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Salernitana has a playmaker in Jovane Cabral, who the defense is sure to gameplan for in this matchup. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 29 matches thus far in his career. The forward from Cape Verde has been on the pitch for 3,060 mins and has earned 15 goals. He has totaled 9 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salernitana (+216)
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