Aston Villa v Everton
Thursday May 13, 18:00
Live on Sky Sports Premier League
Everton’s spectacular win over West Ham means the Toffees are two points off the top six with four to play and 4.94/1 to finish in it. They’ll be decided to take one other three factors which, relying on what occurs at Old Trafford later within the night, might depart them above native rivals Liverpool. Few would’ve backed that end result initially of the season.
Jamie Pacheco says: “I don’t think the Toffees will lose. They look in slightly better shape than Villa just now and were good value for their win at the weekend. Some slightly better finishing and they could have won more comfortably. So I’ll go with Everton to get something from the game (draw or win) but I’ll add to that the match will stay under 2.5 goals. “
“Admittedly Villa have had some entertaining matches of late. The last four ended 1-3, 2-1, 2-2 and 1-2 but it’s been a very different story for Everton. Across the whole season it’s 64.7% of their away matches that have had less than 2.5 goals while all of their last six had two or less, as well.
“In reality, they did not concede in any of their final three, profitable 1-0 twice and drawing 0-0. A scoreline of 1-0 Everton, 0-0 or 1-1 is fairly much how I see the sport panning out so a quote of 8/5 that Everton win or attract a sport with lower than 2.5 targets makes loads of attraction as a result of all these scores are coated.”
Crotone v Verona
Live on Premier Sports 2 and Betfair Live Video
With Inter crowned as champions much of the midweek drama in Serie A concerns the race to finish in the top four. But on Thursday night bettors may have the chance to back Verona, who are pushing for the top-10, at a decent price against relegated Crotone.
Key Stat: Crotone have lost eight of their last nine games.
Dave Farrar says: “This sport provides Verona an opportunity to springboard into a powerful end to the season, and I anticipate them to take it.
“Verona haven’t won since April 3rd, but they have at least drawn their last two games, and they should be far too good for a team which has managed to lose 27 of 35 games this campaign. For all that Verona may have slipped a bit lately, they’re still 25 points better than Thursday’s rivals.
“If you are fearful that Ivan Juric’s workforce are beginning to assume past the season and might have misplaced focus, then I would not. They’ll be eager to complete within the high half, and that place is definitely below risk, and Juric is an effective coach with excessive requirements.
“It’ll be an attention-grabbing conflict of types this, broad open Crotone in opposition to more cautious Verona, however it might encourage Verona to throw off the shackles. However the sport is performed, 1.981/1 looks a big price for the markedly superior team, and that is the wager right here.”
Dave’s wager: Back Verona to beat Crotone @ 1.981/1
Man Utd v Liverpool
Thursday 13 May, 20:15 kick-off
Live on Sky Sports
This is the fourth fixture in per week however Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made wholesale adjustments for Tuesday’s defeat to Leicester, and barring Harry Maguire he’ll have the ability to play his full-strength aspect. Sixth positioned Liverpool are 3.65 for a top four finish, with 4 to play, and the Red Devils would like to dent their possibilities.
Key Stat: Liverpool have not gained at Old Trafford since 2014. Jurgen Klopp has 4 attracts and two defeats from his six visits there as Reds’ boss.
Paul Higham says: “The hope is we get a game a bit more like the 3-2 FA Cup tie in January than the usual tight, cagey affair we often have to sit through in this fixture, with three draws in the last four league games at Old Trafford.
“The draw is 3.711/4 this time round and you’d by no means rule it out.
“Liverpool being slight 2.47/5 favourites for the win is a bit of a surprise, given their record at Old Trafford, not to mention their form this season, but with five away wins in their last seven they do have solid road form in the book.
“Man Utd are the worth decide outright in the match odds at 2.89/5 although, as the sport will shape-up like an away journey for them with Liverpool having loads of the ball however trying ripe for being counter-attacked – one thing United do expertly.”
Paul’s wager: Back the half-time draw in Man Utd v Liverpool @ 2.26/5
Granada v Real Madrid
Thursday 13 May, 21:00
Live on LaLigaTV and Betfair Live Video
Real Madrid could end the season without a trophy, unless they quickly get back to winning ways. At the time of writing – before Ateltico play on Wednesday night – they are 3.412/5 to retain their title and two points off top spot. At the very least, they can leapfrog second-placed Barcelona by beating Granada on Thursday night. But that’s no certainty in Europe’s most thrilling title race.
Key Stat: Madrid have won just two of their last five La Liga games with three draws.
Dan Fitch says: “Madrid twice needed to come from behind with a view to draw at dwelling with Sevilla on Sunday evening and now face a probably although match in opposition to unpredictable Granada.
“Tenth in La Liga, Granada recently put a dent in Barcelona’s title hopes with a surprise win. Granada had the disadvantage of playing Betis on Monday night (losing 2-1).
“Madrid ought to in fact win this one, however that is been true of loads of their video games of late. Both teams to score appears a protected wager at 1.9520/21.