Planet Sport acca May 13: Man Utd, Liverpool and Real Madrid can help deliver some tempters

We all love a soccer accumulator; whether you're interested in playing it safe or rolling the dice on a longer shot, Planet Sport has you covered on Thursday May 13.

The season may be drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean there isn't a shortage of accumulator action for the latest round of domestic and European soccer.

The Tasty Treble

Aston Villa v Everton (Both teams to score)

The clubs currently occupying the European spots in the Premier League will not be enjoying seeing Everton threatening to put a late run together, particularly with cunning old sage Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout.

The Toffees have won two of their last three games, and against impressive opposition too in Arsenal and West Ham. What is more, both came away from home, so Villa Park is unlikely to hold much fear.

The match they lost in their last three games, however, was home to Aston Villa, so we can expect a competitive clash.

Villa's home form has faltered recently, but they have still found the net regularly on home turf scoring seven in the last four games there, and with Jack Grealish ready to be involved again (apparently), they will certainly pose plenty of threat.

Manchester United v Liverpool (Fewer than 2.5 goals)

There is little doubt that Man Utd facing Liverpool is the biggest fixture in English soccer, and it is rightly highly anticipated.

However, while it always delivers from a prestige point-of-view, it rarely lives up to the billing in terms of goals.

In fact, in 10 of the last 13 matches between the two in all competitions they have shared fewer than 2.5 goals. Four of them have not produced a goal at all.

As with many of the biggest derby games around the world, the pressure to avoid losing can often stifle the courage to win it, and that could be the case again at Old Trafford.

Eibar v Real Betis (Betis to win)

Supporters of Real Betis holding flares
Supporters of Real Betis holding flares

There is plenty at stake for both clubs in this one, and that may mean it will probably be the better side that wins it on the day. That, without a doubt, is Real Betis.

The Seville-based side are currently occupying a Europa League spot, but Villarreal are putting some serious pressure on them.

Betis' form has stalled to a degree of late, depending on how you look at it. They are either unbeaten in seven or have won just one in seven. They are either fiercely robust and tough to beat or struggling to win matches...or both.

That form could be potentially misleading though, as one of the draws came against table-topping Atletico Madrid, another against Real Madrid.

Eibar, meanwhile, are rooted to the bottom of the table but have given themselves a chance by winning their previous two matches.

Those victories ended a winless run of 18 matches in all competitions, and both came against fellow-strugglers.

The tasty treble can be backed at 8/1 at Bet365

The Four-Fold fancy

Vallodolid v Villarreal (Villarreal to win)

Villarreal, managed by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, reached the Europa League final thanks to a 2-1 first-leg victory
Villarreal, managed by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, reached the Europa League final thanks to a 2-1 first-leg victory

If you want to turn the tasty treble into an even tastier four-fold, then adding in a Villarreal win will certainly add some value.

Arsenal fans will be able to tell you about just how well-drilled Villarreal are, and they are fighting hard to nab one of the Europa League spots in La Liga.

In truth, they have faltered a little of late. In March and April they were riding a wave of eight wins in nine matches, but right now they have lost three and drawn one of their last six.

That said, Valladolid are not looking especially well-positioned to derail them. They have won just one of their last 18 La Liga matches, although they have kept themselves involved in the relegation scrap by drawing ten of them.

Their run-in is very tough, though, with Sociadad (5th in La Liga) and Altetico Madrid (1st in La Liga) to come aft this one, so you have to wonder whether the sheer pressure to get a result against Villarreal may crush them.

You can back this four-fold at 17/1 at Bet365.

The Five-Fold longer shot

Granada v Real Madrid (Real Madrid to win)

Karim Benzema equaliser Real Madrid Chelsea
Karim Benzema equaliser Real Madrid Chelsea

What's the difference between a 17/1 four-fold and a 23/1 five-fold, you might ask? Well, tonight it is a Real Madrid win. That might be as good as it gets.

We all know that Madrid are in, or about to begin, a major transitional period. The Super League has gone, their star players have aged just that little bit too much now, and money seems precariously tight.

In the here and now, though, Real Madrid still have a shot at the La Liga title, and that should be more than enough incentive to ease past a decent Granada side who are a little marooned in mid-table.

A win here for Madrid would put them within striking distance of city rivals Atletico, and with all the experience they have in their ranks it's not an opportunity you'd expect them to miss.

You can back this five-fold at 22/1 at Bet365.

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