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.
Here are his picks for another game week of Premier League action.
Cardiff v Watford (Friday, 7:45pm – Bobby Reid)
Cardiff City are coming off two huge wins and continuing that form could ensure safety for the Bluebirds come the end of the season. Neil Warnock’s men have a great record at home and with Bobby Reid leading the scoring charts for Cardiff, Sir Geoff Hurst thinks the summer signing is the most likely to score first in Friday’s late kick-off.
West Ham v Fulham (Friday, 7:45pm – Felipe Anderson)
West Ham have been in torrid form lately but a home game against league strugglers Fulham is a good opportunity for the Hammers to turn it around. Felipe Anderson continues to look bright for the Irons and Sir Geoff expects the Brazilian to make the biggest impact at the London Stadium.
Burnley v Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm – Son Heung-Min)
When Harry Kane picked up his injury, it’s safe to say the majority of people thought Spurs would struggle. In his absence, Son Heung-Min has performed incredibly, scoring in each of Tottenham’s last four games. If he keeps scoring, the South Korean could be touted as a potential PFA Player of the Year nominee and Sir Geoff expects him to continue his great vein of form by opening the scoring in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Bournemouth v Wolves (Saturday, 3:00pm – Josh King)
Bournemouth need to pick themselves up from two heavy away defeats but their home form has been strong this season. The Cherries have missed Callum Wilson through injury but without him Josh King is still a big threat. The Norwegian international has three goals in four games and he’s been tipped to add to his tally.
Newcastle v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3:00pm – Salomon Rondon)
Newcastle were desperately unlucky to concede so late last week whereas Huddersfield are yet to win a game since November. The Huddersfield defence struggled to handle Salomon Rondon in their last game and Sir Geoff thinks Newcastle’s number 9 will inflict more damage on the Terriers this weekend.
Leicester v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 5:30pm – Jamie Vardy)
Jamie Vardy was a surprise non-starter in Leicester’s match against Spurs last weekend but a goal off the bench will surely force Claude Puel to start him this weekend. The former England international hasn’t had the best of seasons but his pace will cause the Palace defence some problems and he’ll get plenty of chances to register in Saturday’s late kick-off.
West Brom v Sheffield Utd (Saturday, 5:30pm – Jay Rodriguez)
West Brom grabbed a last gasp winner at QPR on Tuesday to keep their promotion hopes alive. The Baggies managed to win away at Bramall Lane in the last game between the sides and Jay Rodriguez has been lethal for West Brom. The 29-year-old is also on penalty taking duties for West Brom so he’ll get plenty of opportunities in front of goal.
Arsenal v Southampton (Sunday, 2:05pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
Aubameyang was dropped for last week’s game against Huddersfield but he should return to the starting line-up this weekend against a struggling Southampton side. The former Dortmund striker will have a point to prove if he wants to start for the Gunners and with 18 goals to his name, the Golden Boot is a realistic target for Aubameyang. The Saints haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven and Sir Geoff thinks the Gabon international can add to their woes.
Manchester Utd v Liverpool (Sunday, 2:05pm – Marcus Rashford)
In a match that could have a massive bearing on the title race, Manchester United will be extremely motivated to get a result against their biggest rivals. Manchester-born Marcus Rashford is a player who knows exactly what this derby will mean to the home fans and Sir Geoff expects Rashford to get Old Trafford bouncing with the first goal. The 21-year-old has four goals in his last six Premier League games.
Manchester City v Chelsea (Sunday, 4:30pm – Raheem Sterling)
These two teams meet in the Carabao Cup Final and taking into account Man City’s 6-0 win over their opponents just two weeks ago it’s difficult to see how Chelsea can win this game. Raheem Sterling is averaging a goal every two games for the Citizens this season and having opened the scoring in the last match between the sides, Sir Geoff expects the winger to do the same at Wembley.
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