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. After last week’s international break, it’s back to Premier League action as England’s 1966 hero shares his picks for game week 32.
Fulham v Manchester City (Saturday, 12.30pm – Raheem Sterling)
Raheem Sterling has 25 goals for club and country this season, and Man City fans will have been delighted to see him continue his goal scoring streak on England international duty this week with a goal against Montenegro last night following on from a hat-trick against Czech Republic. The speedy attacker has four in his last three for City, and scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Brighton v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm – Glenn Murray)
Glenn Murray has 11 Premier League goals this season – just over a third of Brighton’s league goals for this campaign – which shows just how important the Englishman is to the Seagulls. Murray scored against the Saints at St Mary’s earlier this season in a 2-2 draw, and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll break the deadlock at the Amex on Saturday afternoon.
Burnley v Wolves (Saturday, 3pm – Raul Jimenez)
Wolves’ Mexican front man Raul Jimenez has adapted very well to life in the Premier League and alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison and Jamie Vardy, he has the most league goals outside of players from top six clubs. He was the difference in this fixture at the beginning of the season, and with four in his last four, he has been backed to do the business at Turf Moor against the Clarets.
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm – Michy Batshuayi)
Palace have struggled for regular goal scorers this season, and it speaks volumes that midfielder Luka Milivojevic is top scorer with nine goals – eight of those coming from the penalty spot. Michy Batshuayi has three in eight since moving to Selhurt Park in January, and while that can’t be referred to as prolific, he carries their main threat in front of goal and could get the Eagles off to a flying start on Saturday.
Leicester v Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm – Jamie Vardy)
Since Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester, Jamie Vardy has three in his last three and looks to be back to his best. With 12 Premier League goals this season, he’ll be keen to add to that tally and is favoured to open the scoring at the King Power this weekend.
Manchester United v Watford (Saturday, 3pm – Romelu Lukaku)
Romelu Lukuaku put the Hornets to the sword earlier on in the season, when the Red Devils ran out 2-1 winners. He has looked rejuvenated in recent weeks with doubles against PSG in the Champions League and Crystal Palace and Southampton in Premier League matches. The Belgian No.9 is fancied to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in front on Saturday afternoon.
West Ham v Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm – Richarlison)
Everton’s £40m Brazilian forward Richarlison has been back in scoring form in recent weeks, with two in his last two against Newcastle and Chelsea. He may find it tough against a West Ham side who are undefeated at home since 22nd December, but Sir Geoff has backed him to put the Toffees ahead in the late kick-off.
Cardiff City v Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm – Callum Hudson-Odoi)
He’s yet to start a Premier League match for Chelsea this season, but Sir Geoff thinks he’ll get his chance this Sunday and wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the scoresheet. The tricky winger played his first matches for England against Czech Republic and Montenegro and put in a fine display against the latter, setting up Ross Barkley for the second goal.
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 4.30pm – Sadio Mane)
All eyes will be on Liverpool v Spurs this weekend, with this match being the pick of the bunch over the weekend. Sadio Mane has been bang in form since the turn of the year with 11 in 13 in all competitions. Sir Geoff has been impressed by the striker’s work rate as well as his prowess in front of goal, and has backed him to open the scoring in Sunday’s late kick-off.
Arsenal v Newcastle (Monday, 8pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
The masked man has been in excellent goal scoring form of late, hitting a double against Rennes in the Europa League, as well as a penalty against Manchester United at the Emirates. The Gabon international is hot on the heels of top scorer Sergio Augero for the Golden Boot gong, with 17 in 29 Premier League matches, and he’ll be keen to add to that tally when Newcastle visit north London on Monday night.