Football | Grosvenor Goals | Gameweek nine picks

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 sixth game week of the Grosvenor Goals season, which includes all this weekend’s Premier League fixtures and you can also take a look at our football betting odds.

Everton v West Ham – Saturday 12.30pm – Sebastien Haller (West Ham)

Teams with arguably similar ambitions at the start of the season, but contrasting fates so far. Everton look devoid of any ideas going forward and are conceding far too often from set-pieces. West Ham, on the other hand, have made a solid start and a win here could see them around those top-six places. Marco Silva’s side’s zonal marking is the reason I’m backing Sebastien Haller to break the deadlock in this one.

Aston Villa v Brighton – Saturday 3pm – John McGinn (Aston Villa)

Graham Potter will be hoping their 3-0 win against Tottenham last time out will be the catalyst for their surge away from a relegation battle, with the emergence of young Aaron Connolly an added boost. Aston Villa should also be full of confidence after beating Norwich 5-1 in their last fixture, with their new front-man Wesley grabbing a brace. Midfielder John McGinn has been their standout player so far this campaign, and I’m backing him to follow up his hat-trick for Scotland by getting the opener here.

Tottenham v Watford – Saturday 3pm- Heung-min Son (Tottenham)

Both sides are having miserable and somewhat surprising campaigns so far, with bottom of the table Watford desperate to get their season up and running. Already on their second manager, the Hornets are unlikely to pick up their first win of the season in this one either. The international break may have come at the right time for Mauricio Pochettino, as his players look to build confidence and they should win this one. Nobody has scored more goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium than Heung-min Son, and he should get one on Saturday.

Wolves v Southampton – Saturday 3pm – Raul Jimenez (Wolves)

Things are looking rosier for Wolves following back-to-back league wins, including a famous win at the home of the Champions. They should be looking up now, as they aim for another seventh-place finish at least. Raul Jimenez has been impressive with all his all-round performances and could add a goal against a Southampton team struggling at both ends of the pitch.

Chelsea v Newcastle – Saturday 3pm – Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

I’m sure if you’d offered Frank Lampard and Steve Bruce their current positions after nine games, they both would have reluctantly taken it. Newcastle will quite clearly struggle for goals, but could just about be okay if they can keep enough out at the other end. Chelsea’s problem could well be the opposite, conceding and scoring rather often. Tammy Abraham has been electric in recent weeks and will fancy his chances of adding to his eight goals this term.

Bournemouth v Norwich City – Saturday 3pm – Josh King (Bournemouth)

Hopes were high for Norwich after their opening game performance at Anfield, but they’ve leaked goals all season. They were embarrassed by fellow promoted side Aston Villa in their last game, defending with a certain naivety that will be of great concern to Daniel Farke. Bournemouth have begun their annual process of accumulating good points against the teams around them. They have a variety of options going forward now, and Josh King has continued to flourish on the South coast. Don’t be surprised if the Norweigan forward gets another goal this weekend, potentially from the penalty spot.

Leicester City v Burnley – Saturday 3pm – Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

Much has been made of Leicester’s form under Brendan Rodgers, with only Liverpool and Man City taking more points since he arrived at the club, but Leicester’s season might just be getting started. With plenty of winnable games to come, a better test of their potential this season will be to look at their league position at Christmas. Sean Dyche’s side could leapfrog Leicester with a win here, having taken 8 points from their last four. Wilfrid Ndidi is establishing himself as one of the best holding players in the league and could enhance his reputation by picking up a goal here.

Crystal Palace v Man City – Saturday 5.30pm – Sergio Aguero (Man City)

Crystal Palace are one of few sides that can boast a recent victory over Pep Guardiola’s after their win at the Etihad last season, but Man City don’t like to lose one, let alone two games in a row. Pep will expect a response, and nobody would be surprised to see one, particularly an emphatic one. Incredibly though, a Palace win would take them above the Champions in the table. Even so, Sergio Aguero should keep his impressive form going at Selhurst Park.

Man United v Liverpool – Sunday 4.30pm – Saido Mane (Liverpool)

The game of the weekend comes from Old Trafford, with the latest edition of one of British football’s great rivalries. For once, there’s little expectation on United, with many fans just hoping they’re not on the end of a drubbing. With Klopp’s side hunting down Man City’s once thought to be untouchable record of 18 consecutive league wins, who can blame them?  If the Red Devils are on the end of a big scoreline, they could find themselves in the relegation zone and without a manager. Salah may not pass a fitness test, meaning the responsibility will fall to the more than capable Saido Mane, who should be too much for the United defence.

Sheff Utd v Arsenal – Monday 8.00pm – Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Leading the charge for the newly-promoted sides, Sheffield Utd have picked up some strong results at the start of the campaign. They may need their strikes to come to the fore if they are to survive this year, but they’ve done themselves in the first nine games. Unai Emery’s side have looked impressive in some games, but disappointing in others and consistency will be the key for their top-four pursuit, particularly with rivals faltering. September’s Premier League player of the month, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has looked lethal this campaign and will fancy his chances of continuing that form into October.




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