Energy’s Polish Push

EnergyCasino is thrilled to announce the launch of an ambitious new brand awareness and player acquisition campaign for the Polish market, featuring superstar IFBB pro Robert Burneika, a.k.a. ‘Hardkorowy Koksu.’

Robert Burneika made his first appearance representing Energy at the 2016 Berlin Affiliate Conference, where he totally stole the show, challenging delegates to arm wrestling and demonstrating his incredible strength. Known as ‘Hardkorowy Koksu,’ Robert is a much-loved celebrity bodybuilder in Poland, and his fun no-nonsense personality makes him the ideal face, and body, of the EnergyCasino brand.

In addition to appearing at industry events, Burneika also features in a new EnergyCasino video commercial. Boasting industry-leading production values and plenty of humour, the video marks the start of a new era for EnergyCasino, during which they will be focusing on increasing the quality and intrinsic entertainment value of their marketing content.

Check out the new video featuring Robert Burneika, and keep up with all the latest developments.

Callum Kennedy and Ollie Palmer in ‘Me versus Him’ Video

EnergyBet has been hanging out at the Leyton Orient FC training ground again, stealing some time with players to find out what they’re really like off the pitch. In our latest video you’ll get to see defender Callum Kennedy go up against striker Ollie Palmer, in a side-splitting a game of ‘Me or Him’.

Find out who is best at singing in the shower after matches, who’s most likely to turn cannibal first when adrift on the ocean, who’s a naughty boy when driving, who’s most community spirited and much more. Enjoy the video and we’ll have more from the O’s very soon, so watch this space.

The O’s look for away day hat-trick in Doncaster

The O’s are back in action at high flying Doncaster on Saturday, just four days after suffering an eighth consecutive home defeat, this time against Exeter City. The board have reacted to the defeat by sacking manager Alberto Cavasin, just seven weeks after he was given the job.

The good news is that we have been far more successful on the road this season, having collected 15 of our 18 points away from Brisbane Road. The bad news is that Doncaster sit on top of the home form table with six wins and three draws from nine matches at the Keepmoat Stadium. In fact, only Portsmouth have scored more home goals than ‘Donny’ in League Two this season.

On Tuesday, we failed to mount any real pressure on the Exeter goal despite enjoying 55% possession. Sandro Semedo provided a spark off the bench and Jay Simpson came close to equalising on 66 minutes, but ultimately we drew a sixth blank in 10 home matches. Fortunately, we have looked much more dangerous on the road, scoring three times in each of our recent victories at Hartlepool and Colchester.

However, if we are to a record a third successive away victory, we will probably need to score another three, as Doncaster have found the net at least twice in six of their last seven home matches. In fact, three of their last five matches at the Keepmoat have returned ‘over 3.5 goals’, which suggests there is good value in EnergyBet’s odds of 2.85 for a similarly high scoring result.

On Saturday, we must believe that winning the match is an achievable goal. Most of our away successes may have come against teams in the bottom half of the table, but we did also win at Grimsby, who have taken four points from matches against the top two in the last week.  

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Doncaster 1.75 | Draw 3.60 | Orient 4.25

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Over 3.5 goals @ 2.85
  • Leyton Orient to score @ 1.44

Taking Penalties with the O’s

It really can pay off to get involved with EnergyBet on social media because we give away some truly amazing experiences and prizes. Recently we gave five of our Twitter followers the chance take penalties against the Leyton Orient FC goalkeeper, during half-time, at the match with Blackpool FC on Saturday 19th November.

Yes, just for retweeting a post, Twitter followers Les, Phil, Darren, Jamie and Lewis won a pair of tickets each, and got to take to the pitch at the Matchroom Stadium to test their skills against Orient’s goalie. Super Kudos goes out to all of our winners, and especially to those who managed to find the back of the net (they also landed balls signed by the Orient team).

It just goes to show, next time you see one of our promos, give it a go and we may well be writing about you next! Follow us on Twitter @energybet_com

 

 

Improving Villa target home victory over Cardiff

We’re back at Villa Park this weekend, and looking to stretch our unbeaten start under new manager Steve Bruce to seven league matches.

After recording a 10th draw in just 17 league matches at Brighton on Friday, it’s important that we start to translate improved performances into victories. Having faced three of the league’s current top five in the last month, our next two home matches are against sides in trouble at the bottom of the Championship table.

However, Saturday’s opponents Cardiff City have enjoyed their own upturn in form after changing managers in early October. Neil Warnock took over with the club in 23rd place, but has taken the Bluebirds out of the drop zone after picking up 10 points from his first six matches.

Despite a torrent of draws, we have managed to stay unbeaten at home in the league. The frustration is that we have led in four of the five drawn matches at Villa Park, and surrendered the lead inside the final five minutes against Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Brentford. An eighth 1-1 draw of the season against Cardiff is priced at 6.30 on EnergyBet.

Jack Grealish should return to the side in place of either Gary Gardner or Ashley Westwood, as we can afford to be much more attack minded against a side that has enjoyed just 33% possession in their last two away matches. Grealish is 2.90 on EnergyBet to score at any time.

Bruce lauded last week’s display at Brighton as ‘the best we’ve produced’ under his stewardship, and will be confident that a repeat performance against Cardiff will herald a much needed three points. These are the matches we need to be winning if we are to mount a promotion challenge.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Villa 1.90 | Draw 3.40 | Cardiff 4.00

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Villa first team to score @ 1.59
  • Grealish to score at any time @ 2.90

Premier League – Week 12

Saturday 19th –  Monday 21st November 2016

Saturday

Mourinho’s Frustration Continues: Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal

It was looking like United had the game in the bag after Mata’s 68th minute goal, but Giroud managed to pull things back for the Gunners, finding the back of the net right at the last minute. Mourinho was, typically, angry and frustrated, still failing to get back on track in the top flight. Wenger, on the other hand, whilst hardly ecstatic with his side’s lacklustre performance, will be happy with the point, putting Arsenal a full six points ahead of United at the end of the day.

No Break for Palace: Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Manchester City

It was all about Yaya Toure at Crystal Palace on Saturday. In his season debut he scored two goals, giving City a victory over Palace. Despite substitute Wickham leading a fightback, Palace’s problems have no end in sight, with this defeat, their fifth straight, leaving them sitting just above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, City were left joint top of the league table, with Liverpool.

Swans are Sinking: Everton 1 – 1 Swansea City

A win continued to elude Swansea at Goodison Park on Saturday as the hope, provided by Icelandic midfielder Sigurdsson’s penalty in the 41st minute, faded when Coleman bagged a goal for the home side in the 89th minute. Swansea manager Bob Bradley now has the dubious distinction of overseeing the worst start by his side in the Premier League, with the Swans left languishing at the very bottom of the league.

Old Friends’ Deadlock: Southampton 0 – 0 Liverpool

They may be top of the league, but the Reds seemed to have taken their eye off the ball at St. Mary’s on Saturday, being held to a 0-0 draw by the Saints. Sadio Mane put in some effort for Liverpool, but Southampton goalie Fraser Forster and a determined defence blunted all of Liverpool’s offensives. An interested match considering the number of Saints who have ended up becoming Reds recently. Southampton remained mid-table, and Liverpool stayed on top.

 

Bournemouth Annoy Hughes: Stoke City 0 – 1 Bournemouth

Aké gave the Cherries their first away win of the season, as Bournemouth beat Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium. The Chelsea loan put the visitors in the lead on the 26th minute and, despite concerted efforts, the Potters weren’t able to pull things back. Stoke manager Mark Hughes made no secret of his distaste for Bournemouth’s playing style, with accusations of time wasting, and things were intense with both sides suffering three bookings each. The end of the match saw Bournemouth climb to ninth, whilst Stoke slipped to 13th in the table.

Cat Eat Cat: Sunderland 3 – 0 Hull City

David Moyes’ side displayed an impressive determination, beating the Tigers 3-0 in an exciting game at the Stadium of Light. Defoe put one in the net, whilst Anichebe racked up two for the Black Cats, as they relied on keeper Jordan Pickford to keep the Tigers at bay. Papy Djilobodji saw a red card in the 89th minute, but still, Sunderland’s fans were overjoyed to see their first home win of the season, as they moved to four points clear of the bottom.

Hornets Sting the Foxes: Watford 2 – 1 Leicester City

The Hornets powered into the lead at Vicarage Road, with Etienne Capoue scoring in just 33 seconds. Roberto Pereyra continued the offensive with another goal at the twelve-minute mark, and Watford looked unstoppable. The Foxes clawed something back with Riyad Mahrez getting a penalty in the fifteenth minute, but weren’t able to capitalise on it. Walter Mazzarri must have had a few stern words with his team after their 6-1 defeat to Liverpool, and his men had certainly listened. Watford climbed to eighth and whilst the champions remained stuck down at fourteenth in the league.

Drama at White Hart Lane: Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 2 West Ham United

Harry Kane clenched victory for Spurs, scoring twice, one a penalty, within the last few minutes of an exciting battle at White Hart Lane. Antonio had put the visitors in the lead after twenty-four minutes, before Winks had equalised in the fifty-first, and then Lanzini’s penalty in the sixty-eighth put them back in front. West Ham’s bad luck was compounded in the sixth minute of extra time when Reid saw the red card. This makes it twelve unbeaten matches this season for Spurs, but the Hammers look precarious, hovering just above the relegation zone.

Sunday

Blues Top the Table: Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Chelsea

Chelsea ended Sunday at the top of the league after beating Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday. A forty-first minute goal from Diego Costa (his tenth of the season), saw Chelsea secure their sixth win in a row. Antonio Conte’s side wrested more and more control as the game went on, and the Boro looked out-classed as the Blues kept up the pressure and created opportunities. Alvaro Negredo did make an attempted in the seventy-eighth minute, but Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois proved up to the task.

Monday

Baggies Drown Burnley: West Bromwich Albion 4 – 0 Burnley

Phillips opened the scoring for the Baggies after just four minutes at the Hawthorns on Monday. The Clarets began to crumble immediately, with more goals coming for the home side in the sixteenth minute thanks to Morrison, and in the thirty-seventh courtesy of Fletcher. Tony Pulis’ men looked dominant throughout the soggy evening, and the final nail in the coffin for a thoroughly defeated Burnley came from Rondón in the sixty-fourth minute. The evening left West Brom up in 9th place, whilst a dejected Burnley fell to twelfth.

The O’s welcome basement boys to Brisbane Road

Unfortunately, it was the same old story against Blackpool at Brisbane Road, as the O’s failed to build on the promising away performance at Colchester United. Since beating Stevenage 3-0 in August, we have only managed three goals in the next seven home matches.

However, we need to pick ourselves up quickly, as bottom club Exeter City are in town on Tuesday night. They may have lost their last two league matches, but they were both against sides in the top three in Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United. In fact, Paul Tisdale’s side were leading until the 89th minute at second placed Carlisle on Saturday.

Despite our precarious league position, we should take comfort in the recent form shown by Newport Town. After looking isolated at the foot of the table just a few weeks ago, they have taken 10 points from a possible 12 to move out of the bottom two, leapfrogging both Colchester and Exeter. Aside from a tricky looking trip to Doncaster on Saturday, we have the fixtures to emulate this and put together a winning run of our own in the build up to Christmas.

Manager Alberto Cavasin has spoken about ‘finding a solution’ to our home form, but it is a lack of penetration in the first half of games at Brisbane Road that is the most worrying aspect. The match against Stevenage aside, we have failed to score before the 73rd minute in any home league match all season.

Let’s get behind the boys from the start on Tuesday. After all, if Gavin Massey’s first half effort had dipped under the crossbar on Saturday, we would have been back in the game at one apiece. With Colchester making the trip to 21st placed Cheltenham, it could prove to be a pivotal night in League Two, and one which we can look back on as a ‘turning point’ in our battle to beat the drop.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Leyton Orient 2.30 | Draw 3.35 | Blackpool 2.75

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Goal in both halves (No) @ 2.01
  • Half time result (Draw) @ 2.00

Watch our ‘Me vs Him’ quiz with Robbie Weir & Nicky Hunt! [video]

EnergyBet gets to know your favourite Leyton Orient player, perhaps too well, in a series of hilarious new videos. Watch as they pit their mighty intellects against each other in a club logo challenge and a true or false round, and you’ll be laughing aloud as we shed light on their personal lives in a ‘Me or Him’ game.

Leyton Orient Players Robbie Wier and Nicky Hunt come clean as they reveal what it’s really like playing together and being flatmates. From who’s the smelliest to who’s more likely to turn cannibal – you don’t want to miss this.

Villa travel south to take on Brighton peers

Championship football is back after the international break, and Villa’s revival under Steve Bruce will be seriously tested by a trip to second placed Brighton.

The Seagulls have lost just twice in 16 league matches this season, and haven’t experienced defeat since losing 2-0 at home to Brentford in early September. Many doubted Chris Hughton’s ability to lift his side after last year’s promotion heartbreak, but they have bounced back in fine style to challenge Newcastle at the top of the table.

Last year’s top scorers have added a defensive steel to their game, winning their last four league matches without letting in a goal. They have conceded just three times in a ten-match unbeaten run since that defeat to Brentford at the Amex Stadium.

However, we have looked a different team since Bruce took over five matches ago. The former Manchester United defender has found a centre back pairing he can trust in Nathan Baker and James Chester, but they could be more exposed if Mile Jedinak is considered too tired to start in midfield after his international duties with Australia.

Our chances of winning at Brighton may well depend on the form of Jonathan Kodjia, who has six goals in just 11 league appearances for Villa. The Ivorian, who is 2.40 on EnergyBet to score at any time on Friday, has worked well in tandem with another former Bristol City player in Albert Adomah.  

The African duo are likely to start on the flanks for Villa, but it remains to be seen whether Adomah will be joined in a front three by his Ghanaian team-mate Jordan Ayew. Ross McCormack deputised against Blackburn last time out, as Ayew served a one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards.

Bruce’s other big decision will be whether to go with three deeper lying central midfield players, especially given Brighton put five past Norwich in their last home match, or retain the more attack-minded Jack Grealish in a number ten role.

Either way, the Seagulls should expect a much sterner test against a Villa side which hasn’t conceded more than a solitary goal in any match under Bruce so far. We may be the underdogs, but we’re certainly capable of springing a surprise on the south coast.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Brighton 1.86 | Draw 3.35 | Villa 4.25

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Brighton Total Goals – 1 @ 2.45
  • Kodjia to score any time @ 2.40

EnergyBet is thrilled to be bringing Kellie Acreman to the SBC Awards.

SBC Events has announced the signing of internationally acclaimed DJ Kellie Acreman for its awards ceremony on December 7 at Chelsea FC’s Under the Bridge night club.

Sponsored by EnergyBet, and voted the ‘World’s Sexiest DJ’ in 2009, Kellie Acreman will be entertaining the 500 guests through the evening by providing a mix of music to reflect the occasion.

Simona Pinterova, PR Manager for EnergyBet, commented: “EnergyBet is thrilled to be bringing Kellie Acreman to the SBC Awards. She’s super busy, playing around the world from Ibiza to Australia, and can always be found at the biggest parties, so we’re delighted she made time for us. With her unlimited talent, energy and enthusiasm, she reflects the EnergyBet ethos perfectly.”

Acreman added: “The sports betting industry has a reputation for fun, so I’m looking forward to bringing some kicking beats to this year’s SBC Awards thanks to SBC and EnergyBet. There will be an end of year celebration vibe, so I expect everyone to be ready to party at Under the Bridge.”

Acreman has enjoyed great success in recent years since becoming one of Ocean Beach Club Ibiza’s first female residents in 2012. In October 2013, she was confirmed as the official tour DJ for Jessie J’s Alive tour, before playing at Natalie Imbruglia’s 40th party in London last year.

Read more: http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/events/sbcevents/sbc-awards/2016/11/14/worlds-sexiest-dj-kellie-acreman-to-entertain-at-the-sbc-awards-2016/#ixzz4Q4iFlhFG

EnergyBet Shortlisted for SBC Awards 2016 ‘Rising Star in Sports Betting’

EnergyBet is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the category of Rising Star in Sports Betting for the SBC Awards 2016. In a highly competitive sector, EnergyBet has been selected alongside Tipbet, LeoVegas Sports, BetOnBrazil and Mr Green. Continue reading “EnergyBet Shortlisted for SBC Awards 2016 ‘Rising Star in Sports Betting’”

Premier League – Week 11

Saturday

Black Cats Catch a Break: Bournemouth 1 – 2 Sunderland

Something special happened for Sunderland on Saturday at Dean Court. Despite the Cherries getting in 22 shots and claiming 70% possession, they were defeated and the Black Cats got their first league win of the season. This despite being down to 10 men after Steven Pienaar was sent off in the 59th minute. Bournemouth had taken an early lead thanks to a goal from Gosling after 11 minutes, but Anichebe equalised in the 33rd and Defoe landed a penalty at the 74th minute. Moyes was over the moon, but Sunderland still need a miracle to salvage the season.

 

Burnley Break Some Crystal: Burnley 3 – 2 Crystal Palace

It was edge of your seat stuff at Turf Moor on Saturday as Burnley just snatched victory over Crystal Palace. Ashley Barnes, making only his second appearance of the season, got the winning goal in the 4th minute of injury time. Vokes had opened the scoring for Burnley in just the 2nd minute, with another following from Berg Gudmundsson in the 14th, whilst Palace had fought back with a goal from Wickham at the 60’ mark and a penalty from Benteke in the 81st minute. Burnley moved up to 9th and Palace dropped to 15th.

 

The Boro Thwart City: Man City 1 – 1 Middlesbrough

Pep Guardiola’s side were humiliated by Middlesbrough at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The league leaders dropped to second in the table after the Boro managed to equalise at the very last minute thanks to de Roon. Agüero had put City in the lead at the 43’ mark, but a careless and sloppy performance, especially in the second half, and illustrated when De Bruyne missed an undefended net, gave the visitors the confidence to keep fighting to the last.

 

Potters Contain the Hammers: West Ham 1 – 1 Stoke

Visiting Stoke nearly claimed victory over the Hammers at London Stadium, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw. It was West Ham that took the lead first, with a goal from Whelan in 65th minute, but the Potters’Kirkic equalised in the 75th. The Potters nearly got their late win thanks to a free kick by Charlie Adam, but it wasn’t to be. Hammers manager Slaven Bilic showed some initiative with his inspired substitutions, but their goalkeeper, Adrian, was all over the place and scuppered their chances. Both sides moved up one place, West Ham to 16th and Stoke to 11th.

Chelsea Chews up the Toffees: Chelsea 5 – 0 Everton

Chelsea trounced Everton at Stamford Bridge, with 2 goals from Hazard, and 1 each from Alonso, Diego Costa and Pedro. An aggressive Chelsea made sure Everton didn’t get a chance to get in even a single on-target shot, and Antonio Conte’s men so out-classed the visitors that many of the Toffee’s fans were heading home well before the final whistle. Chelsea ended the day at the top of the league table and, armed with Eden Hazard, they seem like a formidable force.

Sunday

North London Deadlock: Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham

The north London derby at the Emirates Stadium ended in a draw, leaving Spurs as the only unbeaten team in the season. Despite Wenger’s men looking confident, and knowing that a win would put them at the top of the table, they just couldn’t break a strong Spurs defence, and their only chance of victory came courtesy of Spurs’ Wimmer, who scored an own goal in the 42nd minute. However, Kane got a penalty in the back of the net at the 51’ mark, putting an end to that hope.

 

Hope for Hull: Hull 2 – 1 Southampton

Hull City snatched victory from Southampton at the KC Stadium on Sunday. The Saints had taken an early lead after just 6 minutes thanks to an Austin penalty, but Snodgrass equalised almost an hour later at the 61st minute, and Dawson quickly followed suit, netting the winning goal just a couple of minutes later. Hull remain in the relegation zone, but their first Premier League win since August 20th will do much to boost the morale of Phelan’s side.

 

Reds Roast the Hornets: Liverpool 6 – 1 Watford

Klopp’s Reds stormed to the top of the league with a resounding victory over Watford at Anfield on Sunday. Watford looked totally outclassed as they struggled to find themselves under the Liverpool barrage. Liverpool’s goals came from Mané (2), Coutinho , Can, Firmino and Wijnaldum, with just a token reply from Watford’s Janmaat in the 75th minute. Perhaps Watford’s Walter Mazzarri should just be glad that the Reds didn’t make it a double-digit defeat.

 

United Sink the Swans: Swansea 1 – 3 Man Utd

Manchester United made easy work of a dejected Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. United were three up by half time thanks to one goal from Pogba and two from Ibrahimovic. Van der Hoorn salvaged some dignity for the home side with a goal in the 69th minute, but the Swans’ fans didn’t try to hide their disappointment. Jose Mourinho, still under a touchline ban and watching from the stands, must have been laughing inside as he heard the Swansea fans chant “we want our club back.”

The Baggies Punish the Foxes: Leicester 1 – 2 West Brom

West Bromwich beat current champions Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. After an uneventful first half, the game kicked into gear with the Baggies’ Morrison opening the scoring in the 52nd minute, followed almost immediately by an equalizer for the Foxes from Slimani in the 55th. Phillips clinched the match in the 72nd, with his first goal of the season for West Brom, after capitalising on a glaring mistake by Foxe’s midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Leicester, still trying to find their inspiration, fell to 14th in the league table, while West Brom climbed to 11th.



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