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Spezia vs. Empoli 4/9/2022 Serie A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Spezia clashes with Empoli on 4/9/2022 at 09:00 AM.

Empoli takes on Spezia in a Serie A match. Spezia with a record of 9-5-17 this season comes into this game with a 4-2-10 record on the road. Empoli is 8-9-14 this season and is 3-3-9 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Spezia and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Spezia.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Empoli and it is an opportunity to get rolling. How does Empoli bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Spezia.

The Spezia Roster

The Players to Watch for the Spezia

Emmanuel Gyasi FW,MF



As a scorer, Emmanuel Gyasi had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Spezia teammates, Emmanuel Gyasi had 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.

Emmanuel Gyasi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emmanuel Gyasi has 0 Red Cards this season.

Dimitris Nikolaou DF



As a scorer, Dimitris Nikolaou had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Spezia teammates, Dimitris Nikolaou had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dimitris Nikolaou has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dimitris Nikolaou has 0 Red Cards this season.

Giulio Maggiore MF



As a scorer, Giulio Maggiore had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Spezia teammates, Giulio Maggiore had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Giulio Maggiore has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Giulio Maggiore has 0 Red Cards this season.

Kelvin Amian DF



As a scorer, Kelvin Amian had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Spezia teammates, Kelvin Amian had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kelvin Amian has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kelvin Amian has 0 Red Cards this season.

Martin Erlic DF



Martin Erlic has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Martin Erlic has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Martin Erlic has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Martin Erlic has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Empoli Roster

The Players to Watch for the Empoli

Andrea Pinamonti FW



As a scorer, Andrea Pinamonti had 25 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 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 24 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 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Empoli teammates, Szymon Żurkowski had 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.

Liam Henderson MF



As a scorer, Liam Henderson had 19 goals 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.

Nedim Bajrami MF,FW



Nedim Bajrami has 19 goals scored 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.

Spezia Team Stats

The Spezia Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Spezia was able to score 0.87 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Spezia was able to score 0.42 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Spezia converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Spezia attempts 3.48 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Spezia attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.8% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.







Spezia Defensive Stats and Metrics

Spezia gave up 1.48 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Spezia plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Spezia goalkeepers fended off 5.0 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.3% of shots on target were saved by Spezia goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 19.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Spezia. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.



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Spezia Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Spezia had 8.55 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Spezia is in the top 99 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Spezia has successfully intercepted 14.94 passes per 90 minutes of action. Spezia is in the top 20 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Spezia commits 15.48 fouls. Spezia is in the top 91 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Spezia drew 12.9 fouls. Spezia is in the top 41 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Spezia committed an offside 2.06 times. Spezia is in the top 75 percentile in offside calls against them.







Empoli Team Stats

The Empoli Offensive Stats and Metrics

Empoli scored 1.03 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. 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 0.55 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.

Empoli attempted 3.97 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. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Empoli is able to get 30.0% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Empoli Defensive Stats and Metrics

Empoli gave up 1.68 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. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.48 shots were saved by Empoli goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 68.8% of shots on target were saved by Empoli goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 16.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Empoli. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Empoli Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli had 12.9 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Empoli is in the top 74 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Empoli has successfully intercepted 14.1 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Empoli in the top 25 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Empoli has committed 15.1 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Empoli is in the top 84 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Empoli drew 14.06 fouls. Empoli is in the top 23 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Empoli had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.39 times per 90 minutes of action. Empoli is in the top 93 percentile in offside calls against them.

Spezia vs. Empoli Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Spezia 2 Empoli 2

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