England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst will pick 10 first goal scorers each week for the 2018/19 Grosvenor Goals campaign. Grosvenor Goals gives users the chance to win £1 million if their 10 chosen players are all first goal scorers in a given game week.
The free-to-play game, which will be running throughout the 2018/19 season, will also offer £10k for anyone who predicts 10 anytime goal scorers from their selections, with a £10 free bet to those who successfully pick three or more first scorers each week.
Sir Geoff will play his part too – if he selects four or more first goal scorers in a game week, all users who play Grosvenor Goals that week will win a £10 free bet.
Sir Geoff correctly selected Josh King and Salomon Rondon as his first goalscorers for gameweek 27 and here are his picks for another game week of Premier League action.
Cardiff City v Everton (Tuesday, 7.45pm – Richarlison)
Everton aren’t in the best of form but a game against league strugglers Cardiff presents a winnable opportunity for the Toffees. Richarlison hasn’t quite hit the heights of his form in the earlier part of the season, but his threat can still be a huge danger to Cardiff’s defence and Sir Geoff thinks he will break the deadlock.
Huddersfield v Wolves (Tuesday, 7.45pm – Raul Jimenez)
Raul Jimenez has been a revelation for Wolves this year and having only signed on loan, keeping him permanently will surely be a priority for Nuno Espírito Santo in the summer. The Mexican international has ten league goals to his name and he’ll get plenty of chances to make that 11 on Tuesday night.
Leicester v Brighton (Tuesday, 7:45pm – Jamie Vardy)
Jamie Vardy’s had a quiet season in comparison to his previous few, but his pace and power is not in question. He openly said his style didn’t match that of Claude Puel’s but he’s got no excuse not to perform this time round after the Frenchman’s sacking. Leicester’s number 9 is still a fan favourite for the Foxes and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll open the scoring at the KingPower Stadium.
Newcastle v Burnley (Tuesday, 8:00pm – Miguel Almiron)
Record signing Miguel Almiron shined on his full debut against Huddersfield and he was unlucky not to come away from the match with a goal. He’ll get plenty of support from the home supporters and Sir Geoff thinks the Paraguayan will open his Newcastle account in Tuesday’s late kick-off.
Arsenal v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 7:45pm – Alexandre Lacazette)
Alexandre Lacazette appears to be above Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the pecking order at present and having capped off his last performance with a goal, there’s no reason why Unai Emery won’t start the Frenchman again. The 27-year-old has four goals in Arsenal’s last five league games and Sir Geoff thinks it would be brave to bet against him this week.
Southampton v Fulham (Wednesday, 7:45pm – Aleksandar Mitrovic)
Despite their struggles, Aleksandar Mitrovic has been the shining light in this Fulham side with ten league goals to his name. The Cottagers started brilliantly on the weekend with Ryan Babel scoring inside three minutes and Sir Geoff thinks Claudio Ranieri’s men will come out of the blocks quickly again this Wednesday through a Mitrovic goal.
Chelsea v Tottenham (Wednesday, 8:00pm – Eden Hazard)
Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s biggest attacking threat in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final and his Panenka penalty demonstrates the confidence the Belgian possesses. Tottenham suffered a big setback following their loss to Burnley and Sir Geoff thinks Chelsea’s maestro will add further misery to Spurs by scoring first at Stamford Bridge.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United (Wednesday, 8:00pm – Romelu Lukaku)
After injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku is the only recognised striker available for Manchester United. Crystal Palace haven’t beaten United in the league in 27 years and Sir Geoff doesn’t see that changing this Wednesday with Lukaku popping up with the opener.
Liverpool v Watford (Wednesday, 8.00pm – Mohamed Salah)
Mohamed Salah will be keen to put in a good performance after he was substituted in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw on Sunday. The Egyptian is still undoubtedly one of the best players in the league and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll pose the biggest threat to Watford this Wednesday evening.
Manchester City v West Ham (Wednesday, 8pm – Raheem Sterling)
Raheem Sterling will be full of confidence after scoring the winning penalty in Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final. The Englishman is improving year on year under Pep Guardiola and having scored in the previous fixture between the sides, he’s been backed to net the first.