Millwall Entertain Middlesbrough

Millwall will commence the season at the New Den on Saturday as they entertain Middlesbrough looking to begin the season on a high against their north east rivals.

Having lost out on the final game of last season to miss the play off places, confidence in the Lions camp will be high and then will be looking to continue where they left off having enjoyed a wonderful set of results in 2018. Despite this, weariness took the puff out of the Millwall express in the last few games as they almost pulled off a major shock in making the play offs having been stuck in the bottom half of the table for the first 5 months of the campaign.

Kick off is 15:00 UK time (16:00 Malta time) and is one of eight games on Saturday in the Championship due to begin at this time with only Sheffield United v Swansea starting at 17:30 UK time on the opening weekend of the season.

For all Millwall’s great football and results in 2018 they failed at the last hurdle at the end of April when playing their play off rivals Middlesbrough whom they entertain at the Den on Saturday. They were soundly beaten 2-0 in a match sadly that saw a number of crowd disturbances. The brilliantly named Britt Assombalonga scored in the first half and Jonny Howson in the second to heap misery onto the Millwall fans. In reality, Middlesbrough were on hand to put the final nail in the coffin of Millwall’s fragile hopes of providing an extraordinary season for the Lions. Millwall if truth be told never really got going in the match as the home team attacked with patience and a decent formation.

Still it was a brilliant season in retrospect for the Lions and it was unfortunate the game was marred at full time when dozens of home supporters ran onto the pitch and started goading Millwall fans in the away end. Plastic bottles were thrown by both sets of fans as stewards tried to avoid confrontation and it took about 10 minutes for police to restore order as the situation became heated.

In 2018 celebrating 25 years at the Den, Millwall have had a big clear out in the summer discarding 10 players including Tim Cahill their Aussie legend, Tom King  and Noah Chesmain to Colchester United. Only two new players have been brought in, Tom Amos from Bolton and Murray Wallace from Scunthorpe United.

Middlesbrough have toughened up their defence with centre backs Paddy McNair and Aden Flint arriving while they have got rid of Patrick Bamford to Leeds United, Fabio to Nantes in France and Antonio Barragan to Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga.

Middlesbrough finished off last season in 5th place but were knocked out in the play offs in the semi finals where they looked totally lacking in any sort of rhythm and were deserved of their defeat 1-0 on aggregate where Aston Villa shut up shop.

For Millwall their eventual position was a more than commendable 8th. They lacked more goals than anything else with only 56 from their 46 games. They only conceded 45 goals so the defence were doing their jobs but a statistic of 19 wins was excellent.

For the ‘Brough 22 wins in their campaign was a wonderful return for the season but with the money spent the previous summer they were hoping for an immediate return to the Premiership.

Millwall will be looking for a partial revenge on Middlesbrough effectively ending their season in April and will have their tails up. Whether they have enough new players is a different question.

If you fancy a punt on Millwall for the first game of the campaign then you can have a bet at this link.

With Millwall great early in games in 2018 a 20 Euro bet on Millwall to lead at half time is 3.45 and brings in possible winnings of 69 Euros.

Another intriguing wager is Millwall at 1.98 to score first so if you place 40 Euros you can possibly win €79.20.

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Orient Start Campaign Against Salford

Leyton Orient will head up to the Peninsula Stadium in Greater Manchester to take on Salford City on Saturday aware that a win is an important pointer for the rest of the season.

The kick off time for the first game of the campaign will be the incredibly early hour of 12.30pm UK time (1.30pm CET and Malta time).

This will be a stern test for Leyton Orient as Salford have won 3 promotions in the last 4 seasons. For those unaware Salford are owned 50% by former Manchester United players, the class of ‘92 members Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, with businessman Peter Lim owning the other 50%. Salford City have come a long way in a very short period of time and their next step up would be the football league.

As the O’s found out last year the National League is no kids party. A mid placed position was exactly what they required for some type of stabilisation for the club as manager Justin Edinburgh was wise with signings and got Orient to play his way. So the new season beckons and everyone connected with the club will be quietly hoping to obtain at the minimum a play off place.

The two teams have never played against each other so statistics are non existent for them however for the winners of the National League North it is a superb indicator that Salford City are certainly not in the National League to make up the numbers. Graham Alexander is the new man at the helm and took over in May 2018 with Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson who were appointed joint-managers in January 2015 making way. All the players for the club went professional in 2017. They won a mind boggling 27 of their 41 games they played in the league last season and were promoted as champions with a whopping 75 goals to their name. Not bad for only their second season in the 6 tier of English football.

For Leyton Orient now the storm of the last few seasons appears to have subsided Edinburgh is still driving the bus as manager with Ross Embleton his assistant with Martin Ling director of football. Last year the O’s finished the season in 13th place with 60 points after having post Christmas stumbles that worried a lot of the fans. With the collywobbles disappearing they grabbed important points in the spring to keep them nicely stationed in mid table. They won 16 of their 46 matches and scored only 58 goals. They will need a few more than that to heave them into a play off spot at minimum this season.

Dale Gorman has come in from Stevenage on a free transfer, a 22 year old central midfielder with dual British and Irish nationality. James Alabi has signed a deal, the 23 year old centre forward might be exactly what the doctor ordered with pace and agility. He comes in from Tranmere Rovers and going the other way up to Merseyside to join the Rovers is Jake Caprice. Christian Scales has been released as has Romuald Boco. Charley Barker has also departed for pastures new along with Ryan McLean. You have a feeling another couple of acquisitions would be required to beef up the squad a little.

Orient had a great result in their last friendly before the beginning of the season with a spirited fighting 2-2 draw with A13 rivals Southend United last weekend. The good news is top scorer from the previous campaign Macauley Bonne settled in well with new boy Alabi. This could prove crucial in the coming season.

Salford will be favourites but let’s see what the new strike force can do.

Why not have a bet on the O’s – you can via this link.

Orient are priced at 2.20 as the first team to score therefore a bet of €30 could see you win back a possible €66.00.

A very friendly bet sees the O’s winning the game 2-1 with a price of 10.00 so a bet of €20 could see you rake in a phenomenal €200.00. Worth a punt.

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Go Airborne Above the Energy Fan Zone

Thousands of people joined the EnergyBet and EnergyCasino teams at the Beach Garden Hotel, St George’s Bay, Malta, to watch what was undoubtedly the most exciting World Cup for a generation!

We welcomed as many as 800 fans per match and had an absolute blast meeting some of the most passionate football fans on the island. Needless to say, with so many surprises and unexpected results, the atmosphere was positively electric!

From consoling distraught German and Colombian fans to trying to calm down over-excited English and French fans, we saw it all! And, to give people who didn’t manage to make it a sense of what they missed, the Energy drone took to the Maltese skies.

Check out our cool new video, showing the Energy Fan Zone party in full swing – if you were there, you might even catch a glimpse of yourself.

We’re shouting out a huge “thank you” to everyone who came down to the Beach Garden to enjoy the World Cup with us, and especially those who took the time to find out more about potential careers with EnergyBet and EnergyCasino.

Make sure you keep following us for details of the next exciting event here in Malta!

 

Energybet become Official Betting Partner of Leyton Orient FC

We are delighted to continue our relationship with Leyton Orient FC this Season. After two years of being shirt sponsor, Energybet.com are now Leyton’s Orient official betting partner.

 Like last season, Energybet will be engaging with fans throughout the season with match day giveaways, halftime competitions on the pitch, plus offering fans match and hospitality tickets.

 Follow Energybet_com on twitter and facebook today for exclusive offers for Leyton Orient fans.

 Energybet spokesperson said “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Leyton Orient. Having met the new Owners and many fans last season, we’re keen to continue to reach out to more of the loyal and passionate supporters and offer rewards for your dedication to the Club.

Good luck to Justin and the first team squad for the coming season, we’re backing you for a good one!!

Danny Macklin, Chief Executive added, “We are delighted to be continuing an association with Energy Bet. We very much look forward to working closely with them to provide the all-important betting information and competitive odds ahead of match day. Furthermore, O’s fans will have regular opportunities to win prizes and even money can’t buy experiences.”

To bet on Leyton Orient view the markets here.

 

To sign up to Energybet with exclusive offer for Leyton Orient fans click here.

 

He Just Won a Divine Fortune at EnergyCasino

Imagine being just 30 years old and experiencing an unexpected win of €207,911 from the gods! That’s exactly what happened to one lucky EnergyCasino player named Radek (well, okay, it was EnergyCasino and NetEnt, not the gods).

Yep, it seems that the spirits of ancient Greek mythos were smiling on a certain player named Radek when he decided to try his luck on one of our most popular progressive jackpot slots – Divine Fortune.

Radek had arrived at Divine Fortune via a couple of other quality NetEnt slots, including Wild Wild West: the Great Train Heist and Elements: the Awakening – both excellent games in their own right – and it only took a tiny €1 wager to hit the mega jackpot!

A Visually Stunning Game Packed with Features

What, not played Divine Fortune yet? You’re missing out! Since it was released last year, it’s been one of the most popular NetEnt titles at EnergyCasino. Featuring beautiful classical graphics of ancient Greek legends like the Pegasus, Medusa, Minotaur, the Nemean Lion and a Griffin, it’s a slot with some serious heritage.

With three levels of jackpot available – the minor, major and mega – it’s a slot game that can really deliver those life-changing wins, as proven by Radek’s insane experience at EnergyCasino.

Mind you, even if you’re not lucky enough to strike a jackpot, Divine Fortune is well worth playing, with immersive gameplay and plenty of features, including Wilds, Falling Wilds, Wilds on Wilds, Free Spins, and a Jackpot Bonus Game.

A Chilled Winner Savouring His Good Fortune

So, what’s Radek got planned for his huge jackpot win of €207,911? Apparently nothing just yet! Yep, he is still letting the scale of his good fortune sink in, and we say that’s totally cool. With so much extra cash in his bank, there’s no pressure on him to rush. But, maybe we could suggest a nice holiday to the Greek islands?

All that’s left to say is a huge “congratulations” to Radek, and a massive “thank you” for choosing to play at EnergyCasino. And, of course, the big question is: who will we be writing about next?

 

France v Croatia Preview and Best Bets

It promises to be a great World Cup Final with some excellent talent on show.

For France Mbappe and Griezmann have been superb all tournament, however it’s their defensive performances which have shone in the Quarter and Semi-Final with Varane and Umtiti scoring and two clean sheets.

All over the pitch France have been very strong and are worthy favourites to land their second world cup.

Croatia have not won any of their knock-out matches in 90 minutes with two penalty shoot out wins and an extra time win over England.

In the semi-final they showed their experience as the game went on with Perisic, Rakitic and especially the world class magician Modric excelling as they dominated.

Will the Final be one-step too far for Croatia? Or can they complete another victory in extra time or penalties?

Best Bets

France are worthy favourites, but at odds-on, we’re not advising a bet on this market.

In the goalscorer markets, set pieces have been a strength of France so anytime goalscorer we will put up Varane at 10/1 (11.0) and Umtiti 11/1 (12.0)

With their defensive strength a 1-0 France win at 19/5 (6.90) could be the play in correct score.

However, it you feel that Croatia’s name is on the trophy then their best route is extra time or penalties. A win for Croatia in Extra time is 10/1 (11.0) and penalties is 9/1 (10.0)

Good luck with your bets.

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It’s Coming Home!

England have not been in a World Cup semi-final since 1990 and the chants around the Country are ‘It’s Coming Home’.

Well, in order to make the final step to have a chance of this happening, England have to get past Croatia.

After a superb 2-0 win over Sweden with all departments on the pitch were on fire, there is huge confidence in the squad to get past a stubborn Croatia side.  Pickford in goal has been superb; Stones and Maguire look very solid and chipping in with goals.

Henderson and Alli are dominating the midfield and super striker Kane has been lethal in front of goal.

For Croatia, it’s back to back wins by penalties, which must take it’s toll at some stage. Although the midfield has world class talent in Rakitic and Modric, elsewhere on the pitch there are weaknesses England can exploit.

 

Best Bets

With a team who are brimming with confidence, it’s England all the way in this semi-final.

Our best bet is to tip up a repeat 2-0 correct score in favour of England at 8/1.

Although he didn’t score against Sweden, we fancy Harry Kane to open the scoring in the semi-final and this can be backed at 16/5.

Good luck with your bets.

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Three Lions to Roar past Colombia

England head into their round of 16 match versus Colombia with many of their first XI fully refreshed after not playing v Belgium in the final group game.

Therefore, Kane, Sterling, Lingard and Henderson will be ready to come out the blocks quickly and aim to give England that early goal which can see them onto victory.

Kane has been on fire this tournament with 5 goals in two games and will be raring to add to this tally as he comes up against his spurs teammate Sancez.

For Colombia they come into this match up in fine spirits after a tough 1-0 win over Senegal followed by a 3-0 cruise over Poland.

The big doubt is over superstar James Rodriquez who picked up an injury and is a doubt for the match. If he is missing, England will take a huge boost.

Best Bets

With many of England’s first XI coming into this game fresh, England can get on the scoresheet early and then push on to victory. England half time / England full time at 19/10 is a value bet we like.

Given Colombia’s firepower and England not being able to keep clean sheets another selection we like is England to win and both teams to score at 41/10.

Finally, after his super strike v Panama, we fancy Jesse Lingard to score anytime at 3/1.

Good luck with your bets.

 

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Watch Every Match from Russia with Us

As you probably already know, EnergyBet and EnergyCasino are hosting one of Malta’s biggest Fan Zones at the Beach Garden Hotel (St George’s Bay, St Julian’s) for this year’s world cup – and what a few weeks its been so far! With crowds of up to 800 fans per match, plenty of drinks and snacks, and free entry, it’s the place to be for all the live action from Russia.

Shocks and surprises

To say things have been surprising is a bit of an understatement, with heavyweights like Spain and Argentina bowing out, and reigning champs Germany suffering shocking humiliation as they crashed out of the competition after a 2-0 defeat by South Korea! Who could have seen this coming? Luckily, the Energy team were on hand with tissues to mop up our German fans’ tears.

Needing no cheering however, were the England fans who are still revelling in a rare moment of bliss, awaiting the big match against Colombia – with things looking good for Southgate’s team. Needless to say, the EnergyBet Fan Zone looks set to become a sea of red and white St. George’s flags once again on Tuesday!

 

Enjoy the football and get a new career?

We’ll be showing all the matches live on our huge outdoor screen, so come and join us – it’s the next best thing to being in Russia! And, if you’re looking for a rewarding new challenge, remember to ask the Energy team about exciting new career opportunities with EnergyBet and EnergyCasino.

We’re currently looking for a Responsible Gaming Officer, an English Copywriter, a Payments Analyst, CRM Casino Manager, German Customer Support, Swedish Customer Support, and Polish Customer Support. As with all EnergyBet and EnergyCasino opportunities, each role offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the chance to work as part of a truly unique iGaming and betting team.

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!

Remember, the EnergyBet & EnergyCasino Fan Zone is at the Beach Garden Hotel, St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, Malta, for the duration of the World Cup.

See you there!

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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