Aston Villa

Are Football Sponsorships Worth It?

16st Sep 2016

This football season will see an unprecedented number of clubs across Europe partnering with sports betting brands.  With premiership matches often pulling in millions of worldwide TV viewers, tens of thousands of fans watching live in stadiums, and receiving extensive online exposure, the potential value is undeniable. But exposure is one thing, engagement is quite […]

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Aston Villa welcome EnergyBet as official betting partner

17st Sep 2016

EnergyBet, the soon-to-be launched sportsbook from the team behind EnergyCasino, are pleased to announce that they are now official sponsors of Birmingham-based Aston Villa Football Club. The EnergyBet logos and branding will be highly visible at Villa Park for the next two seasons, and fans can expect an exciting program of promotional activities and events. […]

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EnergyBet Winners Visit Villa Park

27st Oct 2016

At EnergyBet we like to go that extra mile and give you more. That’s why we’re always running amazing competitions as well as offering you competitive odds and great service. Watch the video and see some previous competition winners get a VIP tour of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC, and hospitality seats for […]

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Bruce searches for attacking balance against Blackburn

04st Nov 2016

After an encouraging first few weeks in charge of Villa, Steve Bruce avoided the ignominy of defeat to the Blues in the second city derby, and extended his unbeaten start to four matches. Whilst it was disappointing that we could not close out the match, 1-1 was a fair reflection of the match, especially given […]

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Villa travel south to take on Brighton peers

16st Nov 2016

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 […]

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AVFC Gift Wrap Challenge

10st Dec 2016

The EnergyBet elves have been hanging out at Villa Park again and, because it’s nearly Christmas, we put three of Aston Villa FC’s finest through their paces in a festive gift wrapping challenge. Watch as striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, defender Alan Hutton and midfielder Ashley Westwood give it their all to wrap a ball, and tackle […]

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Villa target away day victory against out-of-form Norwich

12st Dec 2016

Aston Villa built up to this week’s match at Norwich by recording a fourth consecutive home victory against a dogged Wigan Athletic side. Here on EnergyBet we correctly predicted a Villa clean sheet, but were denied our ‘Kodjia anytime’ bet by a key save from 41-year-old keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Instead, it was left to Jack […]

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AVFC Gift Wrap Challenge – Round 1

14st Dec 2016

Due to a walkout by the North Pole Elf and Reindeer Workers Union, Santa needs extra help wrapping the presents this year, so we thought we’d see if the Villa players were up to the task. To find out, EnergyBet put three of Aston Villa FC’s finest through their paces in a festive gift wrapping […]

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Aston Villa’s European Cup

21st Feb 2017

Aston Villa was always in the shadow in the 1970’s and early 1980’s of their more illustrious English Champions Liverpool under a conveyor belt of managers starting from the irrepressible Bill Shankley, through Bob Paisley et al while Nottingham Forest had the mischievous genius in Brian Clough.

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Newcastle United 2 Aston Villa 0 February 20th 2017

 Aston Villa lost yet again this time away 2-0 at Championship leaders Newcastle United and my be without Scott Hogan who went off injured and could be out for a number of weeks. Let’s make no bones about it. Villa are in trouble. Deep trouble. They seem to be advancing at the same pace as […]

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Jedinak return to action key to stopping Bent supply chain

24st Feb 2017

Whilst losing 2-0 away at the division’s top team and top scorers isn’t usually something to be too despondent about, it underlined the dreadful form that Aston Villa are enduring in 2017 without a win in 10 games. Looking ahead at this weekend’s match against Derby County, manager Steve Bruce seemed to think that getting […]

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Aston Villa 1 Derby County 0 February 25th 2017

26st Feb 2017

The Villa gained 3 momentous points in a must win situation at home to Derby County who required the 3 points themselves if they had any chance of still making the play offs. Although Aston Villa remain in the same position as they did at the start of the day in 17th place the win […]

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League Round Up – Weekend 25/26 February 2017

28st Feb 2017

Spurs blew away Stoke City at White Hart Lane thanks to a first half hat trick from Harry Kane. The England striker bagged his treble inside nine minutes to make it 22 goals for the season and put him top of the League goal scoring charts with Everton’s Lukaku.

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Aston Villa 2 Bristol City 0 February 28th 2017

01st Mar 2017

Jonathan Kodija went from villain to hero as Villa won their second match on the trot at home to struggling Bristol City by two goals to nil. The striker who joined Villa in August in a reported £11m deal from City, endured a torrid first half, blasting a penalty over the bar after Gary Gardner […]

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The Villa’s Third Straight Win Leads Them To Safety

06st Mar 2017

  Roll out the barrels, accept the fanfares and at last accept Aston Villa will be in the Championship next season following a third successive victory that puts them back to the lofty heights of 13th position. Their two nil away win at bottom placed Rotherham United virtually seals their stay and Villa’s remaining games […]

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League Round Up – Weekend 04/05/06 March 2017

07st Mar 2017

Chelsea jumped ten points clear on Monday with another win, this time 2-1 against West Ham in a score line that puts West Ham in a much better light than they deserved. Another wonder goal from the Belgium international Eden Hazard and a second from Diego Costa was enough to seal it despite an injury […]

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Claret And Blues Give Athletic The Blues

21st Mar 2017

Aston Villa pulled another rabbit out of the bag as they defied both the weather and a determined Wigan Athletic at the DW stadium to snatch the match by two goals to nil. It wasn’t pretty for the Villa fans but this was their 5th win in 6 matches although the majority of those have […]

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Aston Villa’s Stadium

29st Mar 2017

Aston Villa’s stadium is known officially as Villa Park, which is based in the city of Birmingham in England and has been the home of Aston Villa since 1897. This is the third different century that Villa have played at the famous stadium and it is one of the oldest stadiums in European football.

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Villa’s play off hopes gone for a Burton

09st Apr 2017

Kodija scores another early goal for Aston Villa but battling Burton keep up hopes of staying alive in the division with a point. Villa’s minimal chances of an outside play off place were thwarted by a determined Burton desperately in need of points, any point as they drew one apiece at Burton’s Pirelli stadium. It’s […]

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Mendes Blows Away Reading’s Collywobbles

16st Apr 2017

Anyone who thought Reading might be in for a bumpy ride for the climax of the season following last weeks annihilation at Norwich found those thoughts were swiftly dismissed at Reading cruised to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

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Kodija Red Carded As Villa Slump To Defeat

18st Apr 2017

Aston Villa fell 3-1 to a buoyant Fulham side who leap into the play off zone and leave Villa unchanged in 12th position.

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Agbonlahor Fires Birmingham Into Trouble

24st Apr 2017

Back from injury, his future uncertain and with many pundits saying he was ‘yesterday’s man’ Gabby Agbonlahor scored the only goal of the game in a tense tussle as Aston Villa beat fierce rivals Birmingham City 1-0 at Villa Park. It was Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge of the Blues and he like the […]

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Blackburn Win In Close Encounter Over Villa

01st May 2017

Lowly Blackburn kept their chances of staying in the Championship a boost with a close hard fought 1-0 win over Aston Villa. It was all one way traffic in the first half with Blackburn on the offensive knowing that only a win would give them a chance of staying in the division. Three times in […]

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Late Grealish Goal Spoils Brighton’s Party

02st May 2017

A last minute Jack Grealish goal earned the claret and blues a 1-1 draw and meant Brighton were robbed of the Championship title on the last day of the season leaving Newcastle United to be crowned as Champions. His speculative shot from 25 yards squirmed to Brighton keeper David Stockdale’s left hand side and into […]

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Brighton Slip Up, Newcastle Win Championship As Blackburn Go Down

07st May 2017

Newcastle United bounced back into the Premier League at the first atempt as champions as they snatched the Championship title away from Brighton on a dramatic final day. A huge boisterous crowd of 52,276 at St James’ Park witnessed goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle as the Magpies secured a deserved 3-0 […]

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Mid Table Position About Right For Inconsistent Villa

26st May 2017

Aston Villa finished the 2016/17 season in 13th position in the Championship which it has to be said is about absolutely right for Steve Bruce’s man. The midlands club were fairly formidable at home with just 3 defeats in their 23 home matches in a mammoth 46 match season in their first season in the […]

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