World Cup – Final Group G & H Games

Group G

It’s a battle between England and Belgium to see who tops Group G. England currently are in pole position courtesy of a betting disciplinary record given both teams have same goal difference.

Both teams may alter the starting XI to give some players a rest, but England’s clear attitude of wanting to keep momentum up could be the deciding factor in this match.

Both teams know each other well given the amount of Premier League players on show so may be interesting to see how this game pan out late in second half as both teams may feel a draw suits them both.

 

Group H

The key match up here is Senegal v Colombia. The improving Colombia will fancy their chances against a Senegal team who are not strong defensively and with Falcao and Rodriguez performing well against Poland it could be trouble for Senegal.

Sadio Mane and his Senegalise team will give all they have to get a result from this game, but it may not be enough to qualify as Japan face a Poland team who may not put up much of a fight as they are already eliminated from the tournament.

 

Best Bets

After tipping two winners in England’s previous match of Harry Kane to score a brace and John Stones any time, we are going for a Hat trick.

To keep it simple, an England win v Belgium at 33/20 is our best bet from this match up. Next up would be 11/10 Harry Kane to score anytime in the match.

In Group H, Colombia’s superb display against Poland leads us to tipping them to beat Senegal, but at odds on, we’d prefer to go with Colombia to win & both teams to score at 29/10.

 

World Cup – Final Group C & D Games

Group C

France have won both matches and not been convincing on either occasion v Australia and Peru.

Their final group game they face Denmark who beat Peru in an entertaining first match and then followed this up with a draw against Australia.

Denmark are a good outfit and with Christian Eriksen they have a top player in form who can cause any country big problems.

This promised to be a tight encounter with France knowing anything but a defeat will land top spot.

 

Group D

It’s win or bust for Argentina as they host a Nigeria team brimming with confidence after their win over Iceland.

Argentina were outclassed against Croatia and they need a huge improvement if they are to beat Nigeria and qualify and their big players to step up and do the business.

Defensively Argentina also look vulnerable and with the quick counter attacking of Nigeria, they won’t hold back in trying to knock out the finalists in 2014.

 

Best Bets

With France yet to hit top gear and both teams happy with a point in order to qualify, we are tipping up a draw in France v Denmark at 8/5. Looking at correct score, it could be worth a value selection of 1-1 at 33/10.

Argentina face a huge match v Nigeria and we believe this will not be straight forward for Messi and co.  A Nigeria win at 5/1 is our value selection for this match and we would recommend Double Chance (Nigeria or Draw) at 13/10.

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World Cup – Group G – England v Panama

After a last minute winner by Harry Kane, England rejoice with the nation as confidence is on a high.

Englands’ super striker netted both goals in the 2-1 win over Tunisia and will be licking his lips to add to this tally against a poor Panama side.

Deli Alli picked up a knock in the match and is doubtful to play on Sunday meaning Marcus Rashford or Ruben Loftus Cheek may get a starting spot in the second group match.

For Panama, they defended well in the first half against Belgium, but ultimately buckled under the constant pressure and a ended up with a 3-0 defeat.

Sundays match will be a chance for England to score a few goals and then head into the final group game against Belgium to see who tops the group.

Best Bets

Harry Kane is full of confidence and will be eager to add to his world cup goal tally. Back Harry to net a brace at 5/2 with Energybet.

Given Englands great strength in the air from set pieces against Tunisia there is value in backing the two tall centre halves to score anytime. Back Harry Maguire to score anytime at 9/1  or John Stones at 12/1 to net anytime.

In the correct score market if England start the way they did against Tunisia, the goals could flow quickly. Try a correct score of 4-0 England at 83/10 and cheer the goals on.

Good luck with your bets.

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World Cup – Group G – Germany v Sweden

Who would have thought the reigning World Cup champions would lose their opening game to Mexico.

Germany didn’t look their usual self, struggled to create many clear-cut chances, and were caught out by a quick counter attack from the lively Mexicans.

It’s now time for the real Germany to show up and Timo Werner, along with Ozil and Muller will need their shooting boots on if they are going to get 3 points over Sweden.

The Swedes secured a 1-0 win over South Korea and know a win will secure them a knock-out spot and eliminate the Germans.

This may be a tall order, but they will defend deep and try and hold out for a draw.

 

Best Bets

We don’t see many goals in this and the Germans will be gunning to secure a win to get their qualification ambitions back on track.

Given the Swedes defeated Italy in the play-offs, they know how to defend as a team when it matters most, but the value bet is the Germans will eventually break through.

Therefore, we fancy Draw Half Time / Germany Full Time at 47/20 as our best bet.

In the correct score market we would put up 1-0 Germany at 9/2 as our pick.

Good luck with your bets.

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World Cup – Group G – Tunisia v England

England open their World Cup account against Tunisia on Monday evening.

This is a crucial game for England as Tunisia hold the most threat to England qualifying out of the group.

England don’t have the best opening game record in World Cup tournaments recently, however with a very good preparation, should be too strong for a resilient Tunisian outfit.

England’s opening will defend deep and play on the counter attack so England need to be solid once they lose possession and at set pieces.

In warm up matches Tunisia marginally lost to Spain 1-0 so it may take the three lions a bit of time to open the scoring to patience is a key.

Harry Kane is England’s top hope to set the World Cup alive and he will be itching to get a goal in this opening game.

But don’t rule out Alli, Sterling or Lingard being the ones that net the first goal in England’s campaign.

 

Best Bets

Don’t expect a comfortable England victory here as a cagey opening game may be in store. England should come out on top but there is no value in backing an England win at (4/9)

Correct score wise England to win 1-0 (4/1) or 2-0 (22/5) are our selections for this match.

In the goalscoer markets take Raheem Sterling to score anytime at (6/5)

And our top tip is England to win and under 2.5 goals at (19/10)

Good luck with your bets.

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EnergyBet Fan Zone @ Beach Garden Hotel

EnergyBet and EnergyCasino have created their very own Fan Zone at the Beach Garden Hotel, St. George’s Bay, St Julian’s, Malta this summer. So, if you’re around the islands this summer, you’re invited to come and watch every football match LIVE from Russia and enjoy a drink and bite with the Energy crew!

In fact, it’s little wonder that the islands are going football crazy this summer – Malta is the perfect place to experience the World Cup! With gorgeous warm weather ideal for watching matches on big outdoor screens, while enjoying a nice cold drink – and in such a small country, full of expat workers, you don’t have to look far to find fans from every nation competing for glory in Russia this summer.

Of course, the favourites – Brazil, Germany, and Spain – have small armies of fans even here in the Maltese islands, but the other front runners like France, Argentina, and Belgium are also well supported, with flags popping up on balconies all over town. We’re expecting a good showing from Poland and England fans at the Beach Garden too, so we’ll have plenty of snacks and distractions in case Nawałka’s and Southgate’s lads fail to deliver.

So, if you’re in Malta and around the St. George’s Bay area between the 14th June and 15th July, make sure you come down to the Beach Garden Hotel – all the matches from Russia will be shown LIVE on a giant screen, entrance is FREE, and there will be food and drinks available during the matches.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a rewarding new career in iGaming or sports betting, don’t forget to ask the Energy team about opportunities at EnergyCasino and EnergyBet, because we’re looking for new talent!

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World Cup – Top Goalscorer

Scoring goals in the World Cup is no mean feat. To be Top Goalscorer in the Tournament is a great accolade to have. James Rodriguez of Colombia topped the charts in World Cup 2010.

Let’s run you through the likely front runners for World Cup 2018 and some value bets.

You have to start with Neymar (10/1) and Lionel Messi (9/1) from Brazil & Argentina. Both nations changes can hinge on these two stars performing and banging in the goals to lead their country to the Final and to victory. It is now or never for Messi so can this be his Tournament.

Looking close to home and with Englands & Belgiums group featuring Tunisia & Panama and a potentially comfortable last 16 match, Harry Kane (16/1) and Romelo Lukaku (18/1) who will lead the lines for their respective countries have to be taken seriously.

Scoring in the Premier League for fun, both of them know how to finish, but it is a different story in World Cups. However, with the defensives in front of them, we expect both to score a few giving them a big chance to land the prize.

Given Germany are likely to go very well again this Tournament, their man striker at the tournament is likely going to be Timo Werner. He is priced at 16/1 to take the Golden Boot with Bayern Munich’s Tomas Muller who also knows where the net is priced at 33/1 to take the honors.

Best Bets

We would say a wager on Harry Kane (16/1) is worthwhile along with Timo Werner (16/1). Both will lead the line for their countries throughout and should hit enough goals to be in contention.

At longer odds Philippe Coutinho (50/1) of Brazil is worth an each-way punt along with Luis Suarez (25/1) of Uruguay and  Mario Mandzukic (66/1) of Croatia.

If you need other expert opinions then check out Justin Edinburgh’s video on Energybet World where he reveals his top tips.

Good luck with your bets.

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World Cup – Outright Preview and Best Bets

It is almost here. World Cup 2018 in Russia. 32 teams and the usual suspects at the head of the betting to lift the trophy in July.

Let’s take a look at all the likely challengers in more detail then give you a top tip, plus a few lively outsiders who could go well.

At the top of the betting sit the two teams who have won the Tournament the most in Brazil and Germany.

Brazil (4/1) will be fired up to win their 6th World Cup and with new coach in Dunga, he knows what it takes to win. Neymar is the star and is fighting to be fit for the tournament after injury with club side PSG. Coutinho, Jesus and Firmino are all likely to be the ones contributing at the business end with Wilian as well. Qualifying was a breeze and the boys from Brazil will take all the beating.

Germany (9/2)  come in as likely winners to deliver back-to-back success for Loew. A very strong squad of talented players, the Germans know how to deliver on the big stage. Sane, Draxler, Ozil, Khadeira, Reus are experienced players with young striker Timo Werner ready to score the goals to fire the Germans all the way to the final. You can’t see many weaknesses in the squad to expect them to go well.

Winners of World Cup 2010 Spain (6/1) are fancies by some to go well with a good squad capable of having plenty of possession and making it count in front of goal. Conditions will suit in Russia and with players in the form of Costa, Pigue, Ramos, Silva, it could be god enough to taste victory.

France (13/2) come in to the Tournament boasting some world class talent in Pogba and Griezmann. They along with the solid Lloris in goal and midfield of Kante can cause many teams problems.

 

Top Tip

Lastly Argentina are in the running at 9/1. They are our top tip to win this years Tournament. With Messi ready to give everything to land the trophy and Higuain, Dybala, Macherano and Aguero, there is huge amount of talent ready to show the World.

 

Outsiders.

Uruguay (33/1) are a very settled team and in Cavani and Suarez they have two world class strikers who can score and create plenty. With the strong Godin at centre back, he can keep the defensive side under raps and with a bit of luck in the knock out stages, they could cause shockwaves and land the biggest prize.

Good luck with your bets.

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Millwall stars take on the Energybet Football Challenge

Check out these videos and test your football knowledge as Milwall stars go head to head to win the EnergyBet Football challenge.
 
First to take on the Energybet Football challenge is Australian James Meredith who will be part of their squad for this summers tournament.
 
James takes on Ben Marshall who was the on loan star of last season for Millwall.
 
See how many questions you get right and who wins between James & Ben.
 

 
Next up goalkeeper David Marshall and ex Millwall player Jimmy Carter go head to head to test their football knowledge and skills in the Energybet challenge.

 
Check out this fun and interactive video and see who comes out on top.
 
Test your football knowledge and reply with how many you get right and tag a mate who would like to watch this.
 

Millwall stars give their expert opinions and tips on Russia 2018

Millwall’s James Meredith who made the Australia squad for the World Cup gives his view on this summers tournament and who will be the likely winners.

While on loan star of last season Ben Marshall shares a patriotic opinion on how England will get on in Russia, plus who will be top goalscorer.

Ben also gives his prediction for the key match when England face Belgium in their final group match.

Check out the video and place your world cup Outright bets here.

And for the match betting on England v Belgium, you can find all the markets here.

Next up is Millwall Goalkeeper David Marshall & Ex player Jimmy Carter sharing their expert views on the tournament in Russia.

They both give good opinions on how England may perform, plus confident selections on who will lift the trophy in July.

If you fancy backing their selections then follow this link  here.

Cryptos, What’s Going On?

Just what is going on with cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptos, was pushing $20,000 in December 2017, before experiencing a wild ride through 2018 that saw it approach lows of $6,500. Today, it has stabilized somewhat around the $7,500 mark – but that’s quite a drop! Other major cryptos, like Ethereum and Litecoin followed a similar course. So, what happened, and is it still worth getting excited about cryptocurrencies?

To understand what is happening we need to consider three fundamental things. Firstly, the blockchain technology that underpins all cryptocurrencies, and especially the smart contract capable type used by currencies like Ethereum, has a limitless number of uses beyond cryptocurrencies themselves, meaning that we are only seeing the very beginnings of a blockchain revolution. Basically, blockchain is here to stay, despite some confused detractors trying to wish it away.

Secondly, it should be kept in mind that the vast majority of investment in cryptocurrencies has, until now, been by individuals, rather than large investment funds and institutions. This is important, because individuals are much more prone to make short-term, knee-jerk emotional decisions, hence the rapid price fluctuations. In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Warwick concluded that the “driving force behind cryptocurrency volatility is not economic fundamentals, but plain human emotion.”

Thirdly, as the regulatory and legal status of cryptocurrencies gets clarified in more and more countries, large private and institutional investors are feeling more confident about getting in on the action. As this happens, the irrationality in the market we have seen over the past year or so, should start to diminish. Also, because of the vast buying power these investors will bring to the market, we can expect the best cryptocurrencies to start climbing again.

At the end of May, Dan Morehead, a founder of Pantera Capital Management, speaking on CNBC underlined this when he said, “All cryptocurrencies are very cheap right now,” and “Many institutions are essentially buying the rumor [of potential SEC regulations] and selling the fact… Getting invested now so that in three, four, five months when the institutional, quality-regulated custodians that we’re hearing about come online, they’ll already have their positions.”

So, don’t listen to the smug troglodytes out there who love to compare cryptocurrencies to ‘Tulip Mania’ (which, incidentally, was a largely fictitious event) or the Dot-com Bubble. Sure, with so many cryptocurrencies out there, most will fade into nothing, but among them are cryptos that may well be tomorrow’s Amazon, Facebook, or Google. Of course, the trick for everyone, whether individuals or businesses, will be backing the right horses.

Note: this article is not offering investment advice.

Millwall fans live out their dreams

As proud partner of Millwall FC, we were able to invite 28 Millwall fans who deposited and bet with Energybet to play a 90 minute match on the pitch at The Den.

These fans got to experience the feeling of entering the changing room and seeing a shirt with their name on the back and walking out to the same tune the first team do on match day.

Before that, all the lads got the go through a tough warm up to get the muscles ready for the actual game.

To add to the excitement ex Millwall player Gary Alexander was present who played a half on both teams and his class showed in the first half leading the ‘home’ team to a 5-0 lead.

The scoreline could have been a lot different if it was not for the goalkeeper, who was obviously inspired by the occasion and made a string of top class saves in both halves giving him a well-deserved man of the match award.

The match was played in good spirit by all the fans and was a great event for UK Representative of Energybet Russell Yershon to host with Play With A Legend.

Here are a few quotes by fans who played in the game:

Quote from Glenn Siddons:

“What a fantastic night, it was so well organised, really was special which was made even better as my little man was allowed on the pitch n that!”

Quote from Asa Mckenzie:

“Its Friday, 4 days on and I still just wanna hug you and say thank you 1000 times…… I may always feel like this….”

Quote from Tommo MFC:

“Can not thank you guys enough, had a great night, a memory I’ll never forget”



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