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Empoli vs. Salernitana 5/14/2022 Serie A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Empoli meets Salernitana on 5/14/2022 at 08:00 AM.

Empoli challenges Salernitana in a Serie A match. Empoli with a record of 9-10-17 this season comes into this game with a 5-6-7 record on the road. Salernitana is 7-9-20 this season and is 3-6-9 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. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Salernitana after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Empoli.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Salernitana and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Salernitana 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.

The Empoli Roster

The Players to Watch for the Empoli

Andrea Pinamonti FW



As a scorer, Andrea Pinamonti had 30 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, Andrea Pinamonti had 13 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 4 Yellow Cards this season. Andrea Pinamonti has 4 Red Cards this season.

Petar Stojanović DF



As a scorer, Petar Stojanović had 28 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 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, Szymon Żurkowski 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.

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 22 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Nedim Bajrami has 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.

Filippo Bandinelli MF



As a scorer, Filippo Bandinelli had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Empoli teammates, Filippo Bandinelli had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Filippo Bandinelli has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Filippo Bandinelli has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Salernitana Roster

The Players to Watch for the Salernitana

Norbert Gyömbér DF



Norbert Gyömbér has 26 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 Salernitana teammates, Norbert Gyömbér had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Norbert Gyömbér has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Norbert Gyömbér has 0 Red Cards this season.

Lassana Coulibaly MF



Lassana Coulibaly 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 Salernitana teammates, Lassana Coulibaly had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Lassana Coulibaly has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lassana Coulibaly has 0 Red Cards this season.

Luca Ranieri DF



Luca Ranieri has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luca Ranieri has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luca Ranieri has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luca Ranieri has 0 Red Cards this season.

Milan Đurić FW



As a scorer, Milan Đurić had 22 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Milan Đurić 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.

Milan Đurić has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Milan Đurić has 1 Red Cards this season.

Federico Bonazzoli FW,MF



As a scorer, Federico Bonazzoli had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Federico Bonazzoli 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.

Federico Bonazzoli has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Federico Bonazzoli has 2 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 1.06 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Empoli scored those goals off assists 55.00000000000001% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.58 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

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.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Empoli attempts 4.0 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. 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 30.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.







Empoli Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Empoli was able to hold opponents to 1.69 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 5.33 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 66.7% 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.







Empoli Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli had 12.92 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Empoli in the top 55 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Empoli has successfully intercepted 14.17 passes per 90 minutes of action. Empoli is in the top 41 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli commits 14.72 fouls. Empoli is in the top 76 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli drew 14.03 fouls. Empoli is in the top 25 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Empoli had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.22 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Empoli in the top 87 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Salernitana Team Stats

The Salernitana Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Salernitana was able to score 0.75 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Salernitana was able to score 0.47 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Salernitana converted on 0.23 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Salernitana attempts 3.19 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Salernitana is able to get 30.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Salernitana Defensive Stats and Metrics

Salernitana gave up 1.83 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Salernitana goalkeepers fended off 5.44 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Salernitana goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 65.8% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 5.6% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Salernitana. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Salernitana Utility Stats

Salernitana tried 9.75 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Salernitana in the top 92 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Salernitana has successfully intercepted 15.72 passes per 90 minutes of action. Salernitana is in the top 26 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Salernitana has committed 14.47 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Salernitana is in the top 73 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Salernitana drew 15.22 fouls. Salernitana is in the top 9 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Salernitana had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.08 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Salernitana in the top 1 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Empoli vs. Salernitana Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Empoli 2 Salernitana 1

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