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Empoli vs. Fiorentina 4/3/2022 Serie A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Empoli takes on Fiorentina on 4/3/2022 at 06:30 AM.

Empoli visits Fiorentina in a Serie A match. Empoli with a record of 8-9-13 this season comes into this game with a 5-6-4 record on the road. Fiorentina is 14-5-10 this season and is 9-2-3 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Empoli and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Fiorentina played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Fiorentina and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Fiorentina played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Fiorentina is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Empoli.

The Empoli Roster

The Players to Watch for the Empoli

Andrea Pinamonti FW



As a scorer, Andrea Pinamonti had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Andrea Pinamonti has 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Andrea Pinamonti has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Andrea Pinamonti has 3 Red Cards this season.

Petar Stojanović DF



As a scorer, Petar Stojanović had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Empoli teammates, Petar Stojanović had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Petar Stojanović has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Petar Stojanović has 0 Red Cards this season.

Szymon Żurkowski MF



As a scorer, Szymon Żurkowski had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Szymon Żurkowski has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Szymon Żurkowski has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Szymon Żurkowski has 0 Red Cards this season.

Nedim Bajrami MF,FW



As a scorer, Nedim Bajrami had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Empoli teammates, Nedim Bajrami had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Nedim Bajrami has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Nedim Bajrami has 3 Red Cards this season.

Liam Henderson MF



Liam Henderson has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Liam Henderson has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Liam Henderson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Liam Henderson has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Fiorentina Roster

The Players to Watch for the Fiorentina

Cristiano Biraghi DF



As a scorer, Cristiano Biraghi had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cristiano Biraghi has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Cristiano Biraghi has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Cristiano Biraghi has 2 Red Cards this season.

Nikola Milenković DF



Nikola Milenković has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fiorentina teammates, Nikola Milenković had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nikola Milenković has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nikola Milenković has 0 Red Cards this season.

Giacomo Bonaventura MF



Giacomo Bonaventura has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fiorentina teammates, Giacomo Bonaventura had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Giacomo Bonaventura has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Giacomo Bonaventura has 0 Red Cards this season.

Lucas Torreira MF



Lucas Torreira has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lucas Torreira has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lucas Torreira has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Torreira has 0 Red Cards this season.

Dušan Vlahović FW



As a scorer, Dušan Vlahović had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Fiorentina teammates, Dušan Vlahović had 17 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dušan Vlahović has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Dušan Vlahović has 6 Red Cards this season.

Empoli Team Stats

The Empoli Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Empoli was able to score 1.07 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Empoli scored those goals off assists 53.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.57 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Empoli converted on 0.26 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Empoli attempted 4.07 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Empoli attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.







Empoli Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Empoli was able to hold opponents to 1.7 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Empoli goalkeepers fended off 5.3 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Empoli goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.3% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Empoli goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 16.7% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.



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Empoli Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli had 13.03 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Empoli in the top 73 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Empoli has successfully intercepted 14.27 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Empoli in the top 24 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli commits 14.97 fouls. This puts Empoli in the top 82 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Empoli drew 14.23 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Empoli is in the top 20 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli committed an offside 2.37 times. This puts Empoli in the top 91 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Fiorentina Team Stats

The Fiorentina Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Fiorentina was able to score 1.45 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Fiorentina scored those goals off assists 59.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.86 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Fiorentina converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Fiorentina attempts 4.66 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Fiorentina attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.8% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Fiorentina Defensive Stats and Metrics

Fiorentina gave up 1.14 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.21 shots were saved by Fiorentina goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Fiorentina truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 62.4% of shots on target were saved by Fiorentina goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Fiorentina goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 24.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Fiorentina Utility Stats

Fiorentina tried 13.38 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Fiorentina is in the top 72 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Fiorentina has successfully intercepted 12.69 passes per 90 minutes of action. Fiorentina is in the top 35 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Fiorentina has committed 12.76 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Fiorentina in the top 46 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Fiorentina drew 16.59 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Fiorentina in the top 3 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Fiorentina had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.41 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Fiorentina in the top 18 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Empoli vs. Fiorentina Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Empoli 2 Fiorentina 3

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