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.
Arsenal v Cardiff City (Tuesday, 7.45pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
Cardiff have had 10 days to prepare for this match compared to Arsenal’s four, but the Gunners were poor in their FA Cup defeat against Manchester United. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed to get on the scoresheet, and Sir Geoff thinks that the Gabon international is the most likely to open the scoring for Unai Emery’s side in this match.
Fulham v Brighton (Tuesday, 7.45pm – Andre Schurrle)
Fulham were desperately unlucky to concede so late against Tottenham in their last match, but performances like that should see the cottagers pick up some points. Claudio Ranieri’s men opened the scoring in that match and Sir Geoff expects the same here through Andre Schurrle. Their summer signing has six goals this season and remains a threat in front of goal.
Huddersfield Town v Everton (Tuesday, 7:45pm – Gylfi Sigurdsson)
Jan Siewert takes charge of his first game for Huddersfield but faces a tough game against Marco Silva’s Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson appears to have finally settled in at Everton after a rocky first season and he’s become an integral part to Everton’s attack. Everton will get plenty of chances to score here and Sigurdsson has bags of quality in the final third.
Wolves v West Ham (Tuesday, 7:45pm – Diogo Jota)
Both sides will be keen to improve drastically after neither side were able to beat League One opponents in the FA Cup last weekend. Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick in Wolves’ last Premier League game and with that form, you wouldn’t want to bet against him breaking the deadlock at Molineux.
Manchester United v Burnley (Tuesday, 8pm – Marcus Rashford)
Man United have now recorded eight wins in a row under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it’s been refreshing to see the Norwegian putting his trust in Marcus Rashford to lead the line for the Red Devils. The England international has repaid the faith having scored a goal in each of their last four Premier League matches and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll add to his tally against Burnley.
Newcastle v Manchester City (Tuesday, 8pm – Sergio Aguero)
Man City have scored 28 goals in their last six matches without conceding. The Citizens will be huge favourites to win here and as top scorer for the Citizens, Sir Geoff thinks Sergio Aguero will get plenty of chances to get the first say. The Argentine leads the goalscoring charts for Pep Guardiola’s men with 16 goals to his name this season.
Bournemouth v Chelsea (Wednesday, 7:45pm – Gonzalo Higuain)
After their defeat to Arsenal, Chelsea have bounced back with two good wins in both domestic cup competitions. Gonzalo Higuain looks set to make his Premier League debut and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll get on the scoresheet and make an instant impact for his new side.
Southampton v Crystal Palace (Wednesday, 7:45pm – Danny Ings)
In just eight matches, Ralph Hasenhuttl has already won more matches for the Saints than his predecessor, Mark Hughes. When he’s fit, Danny Ings has been the man to lead Southampton’s front line and having opened the scoring the last time these two sides met, he’ll be confident he can repeat that feat at St Mary’s.
Liverpool v Leicester (Wednesday, 8pm – Roberto Firmino).
Liverpool remain top of the Premier League but have Man City hot on their heels. Their front three is arguably the most prolific in the world but Sir Geoff thinks it will be Roberto Firmino’s turn to break the deadlock in front of the home crowd.
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (Wednesday, 8pm – Christian Eriksen)
Spurs will be eager to get back to winning ways having crashed out of both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup this week. Their absentees up top remains an issue with Harry Kane injured and Heung-Min Son a doubt to make Wednesday’s game, but with six goals to his name this season, Sir Geoff thinks Christian Eriksen will score the first in this one.