Football | Grosvenor Goals game week 1 picks

The wait is over – Grosvenor Goals has been given a brand-new look and is back for the 2019-20 football season.

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 offers £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.

Here are the picks for the opening game week of the Grosvenor Goals season.

Leeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – Patrick Bamford (Leeds)

Patrick Bamford’s goal last weekend against Bristol City bodes well for Leeds fans as he will aim to improve on his 10 goals in all competitions last season. Having missed much of last season through injury, he will have a point to prove once more against Nottingham Forest in this weekend’s early kick-off.

Man City v West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Raheem Sterling carried his good form from last season into the Community Shield by opening his account against his former side Liverpool. With Sterling’s rejuvenation under Pep Guardiola seemingly having no boundaries, he will be hungry to eclipse last season’s goal tally of 25 this time around.

Bournemouth v Sheffield United (Saturday, 15:00pm) – Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Callum Wilson enjoyed his most fruitful campaign in the Premier League last season with 14 goals, and his three goals in pre-season prove he is still Bournemouth’s main man. He’ll look to get off to a good start this weekend against Chris Wilder’s Premier League newcomers.

Burnley v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00pm) – James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Traditionally seen as a free-kick specialist, James Ward-Prowse’s seven goals in the league last season was his most prolific campaign to date in front of goal. He remains a threat from set-pieces, but last season’s return proves his presence goes beyond the dead-ball situations and he will look to get the Saints off to a positive start this term against Sean Dyche’s side.

Crystal Palace v Everton (Saturday, 15:00pm) – Richarlison (Everton)

Richarlison paid back some of his hefty £50m transfer fee last season, as he finished as Everton’s joint top Premier League scorer with 13 goals. He’ll be hoping to improve on that tally this season, starting on Saturday when the Toffees travel to Selhurst Park.

Watford vs Brighton (Saturday, 15:00pm) – Troy Deeney (Watford)

Troy Deeney has been a consistent performer for Watford since his move to Vicarage Road in 2010, scoring a total of 123 goals for the Hornets. He has scored at least 10 goals in all competitions in three out of the four seasons he’s played in the top-flight. The Hornets skipper will look to lead from the front this season, and we predict he’ll break the deadlock against Brighton this weekend.

Tottenham v Aston Villa (Saturday, 17:30pm) – Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Harry Kane’s goal record for Tottenham speaks for itself. Spurs’ number 10 has been a consistent performer in the league over the past five seasons racking up 125 goals in 178 games. He’ll want to get off to a good start to the season and will see newly promoted Aston Villa as the perfect opportunity to do so.

Leicester v Wolves (Sunday, 14:00pm) – Ayoze Pérez (Leicester)

Signed by Leicester for £30m this summer, Perez netted two goals in pre-season for the Foxes, matching that of teammate Jamie Vardy. Perez always has a goal in him and having netted 12  for Newcastle last season, he can get Brendan Rodgers’ side off to a positive start this weekend against Wolves.

Newcastle v Arsenal (Sunday, 14:00pm) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

One of Europe’s most dangerous strikers over the last few seasons has been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, finishing on 22 goals, also finishing the season as Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions. The Gabon international will be hoping to repeat last season’s goal tally and we predict he can get off to a flyer against the Magpies on Sunday.

Manchester United v Chelsea (Sunday, 16:30pm) – Ross Barkley (Chelsea)

Ross Barkley has enjoyed an extremely successful pre-season under new coach Frank Lampard, scoring three goals from midfield. Lampard appears to have Barkley firmly in his plans, assigning him a big share of dead-ball duties, meaning he will be hopeful of improving on the three-goal tally that he managed in the league last season, starting against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.





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