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 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.
If Sir Geoff 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 the Premier League’s game week 37.
Bournemouth v Tottenham (Saturday, 12.30pm – Heung Min Son)
Tottenham struggled against Ajax in their Champions League semi-final without hitman Heung Min Son, who was missing through suspension, so the Spurs faithful will be glad to have their No.7 back in the lineup against Bournemouth this weekend. Son scored a double against the Cherries in a 5-0 thrashing on Boxing Day, and Sir Geoff has backed him to break the deadlock at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
West Ham v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm – Michail Antonio)
Michail Antonio will take pride in being the first opposition player to score at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, when his strike made the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Hammers last weekend. That goal made it two in two for the Englishman, and he has been backed to open the scoring against Southampton at the London Stadium this weekend.
Wolves v Fulham (Saturday, 3pm – Raul Jimenez)
Raul Jimenez has arguably been one of the signings of the season in the Premier League, scoring 13 goals in 36 appearances for the Molineux side. Up against the leakiest defence in the league, the Mexican will be confident of punishing Fulham, so we might see the mask celebration in the west Midlands come Saturday afternoon.
Cardiff v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 5.30pm – Christian Benteke)
While Christian Benteke may not be the prolific striker of seasons gone by, his goal against Arsenal a few weeks ago took him level with Eric Cantona on Premier League goals scored (70). The Belgian powerhouse will be looking to use that as a catalyst to end the season well by scoring more goals, and Sir Geoff has backed the former Liverpool frontman to do just that against relegation battlers Cardiff in the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday.
Newcastle v Liverpool (Saturday, 7.30pm – Sadio Mane)
Sadio Mane’s scintillating season at Liverpool saw him deservedly earn a PFA Player of the Year nomination, and while the award went to his team mate Virgil van Dijk, many Reds fans see the Senegalese striker as the main driving force in their forward line in this campaign. The former Southampton man has been picked to score first at St James’ Park in Saturday’s late kick-off, which would take him to 21 goals for the season.
Aston Villa v Norwich (Sunday, 12.30pm – Teemu Pukki)
It didn’t come as a surprise to see Norwich’s Finnish frontman Teemu Pukki awarded the Championship Player of the Year award, given he has 28 goals, and he’s unsurprisingly been picked as first goal scorer for this match. The former Celtic striker has been integral to the Canaries this year, and has been picked to put Villa to the sword this Sunday.
Chelsea v Watford (Sunday, 2pm – Gonzalo Higuain)
Despite not winning their last three Premier League games, Chelsea fans will at least be glad to see Gonzalo Higuain score recently after his strike against Burnley in their last home match. The Argentinian has struggled to adapt to life in England’s top flight, but Sir Geoff thinks he can help the Blues sink Watford on Sunday by scoring the opener at Stamford Bridge.
Huddersfield v Manchester United (Sunday, 2pm – Juan Mata)
Regular Manchester United goal scorers have been few and far between this season, and the Red Devils needed Juan Mata to step up to the plate and score against his old side in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend. That could see the Spaniard stay in the team to face Huddersfield this weekend, and for that reason he is backed to claim the game’s first goal.
Arsenal v Brighton (Sunday, 4.30pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
It’s been a few weeks to forget for Unai Emery at such a crucial stage of the season. A home defeat to Crystal Palace was followed by a loss to Leicester at the King Power, making Sunday’s game against Brighton a must-win match to keep them in the hunt for a Champions League spot. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the club’s top scorer, and the Gabon international is being backed to get the Gunners off and running against the Seagulls.
Manchester City v Leicester (Monday, 8pm – Raheem Sterling)
Brendan Rodgers was credited with giving Raheem Sterling his first opportunity in senior football at Liverpool, and the two will meet again when the Leicester boss visits the Etihad for both sides’ penultimate Premier League game of the season. Sterling narrowly missed out on the PFA Player of the Year gong, but he’ll be determined not to miss out on a second Premier League title, and the Man City attacker is favoured to grab the first goal on Monday night.