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 and here are his picks for another week of Premier League action.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield (Tuesday, 19:45 – Callum Wilson)
After losing four matches on the bounce, Bournemouth will look to get back to winning ways against Huddersfield and, having scored his seventh league goal this season, Callum Wilson appears full of confidence. The England international will see a home game against the Terriers as a perfect opportunity to continue his good form, and he’ll be a favourite to open the scoring on Tuesday.
Brighton v Crystal Palace (Tuesday, 19:45 – Glen Murray)
Glen Murray faces his old club and given his form, it would not surprise anyone if he were to open the scoring for Brighton in the M23 derby. Having started on the bench at the weekend, his freshness may be key for Brighton to overcome the Eagles and with two goals in his last two appearances against Crystal Palace, Murray will be confident of getting on the scoresheet.
West Ham v Cardiff (Tuesday, 19:45 – Javier Hernandez)
Javier Hernandez looked back to his best after a brace against Newcastle at the weekend. Whilst questions remain about West Ham defensively, their attacking options make them favourites for Tuesday’s game and with Hernandez showing the threat in front of goal everyone knows he’s capable of, he will be looking to get on the scoresheet against Cardiff.
Watford v Man City (Tuesday, 20:00 – Raheem Sterling)
It would appear there is no stopping Man City at the moment. After yet another win against a spirited Bournemouth side, the Citizens can make it seven wins in a row against a Watford outfit who haven’t won since October. Raheem Sterling was on the scoresheet again this weekend and with Aguero potentially missing out through injury, the England winger will be one of City’s main threats in front of goal.
Burnley v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 – Sadio Mane)
After their dramatic last gasp winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby, Liverpool should be full of confidence to beat a Burnley side who could be in danger of facing the drop. With Salah and Firmino not yet firing on all cylinders, Sir Geoff Hurst expects Sadio Mane to break the deadlock first, having scored at Turf Moor when these two met last season.
Everton v Newcastle (Wednesday, 19:45 – Gylfi Sigurdsson)
Despite losing against their Merseyside rivals this weekend, the result should not take away from the fantastic job Marco Silva is doing at Everton. Having beaten Newcastle eight times in their last nine meetings in the Premier League, Everton are expected to win on Wednesday and Gylfi Sigurdsson is sure to have chances in front of goal to keep the Toffees pushing for continental qualification next season.
Fulham v Leicester (Wednesday, 19:45 – Jamie Vardy)
This Leicester side will be keen to impress their old manager this Wednesday as Claudio Ranieri looks to get one over on the team he famously won the Premier League with. Fulham’s defence has been suspect this season and after scoring two goals in his last two league games, Leicester’s talisman Jamie Vardy is Sir Geoff’s pick to open the scoring.
Wolves v Chelsea (Wednesday, 19:45 – Olivier Giroud)
After two consecutive starts for Chelsea, Sir Geoff thinks that Giroud could open the scoring against a Wolves side who have claimed just one point from their last six games. Despite just one goal in the league so far this season, three goals in four Champions League games sees Giroud as the pick for this one at Molineux.
Manchester United v Arsenal (Wednesday, 20:00 – Paul Pogba)
In what looks like the standout game of the week, Manchester Utd host Arsenal at Old Trafford, and Paul Pogba will look to respond to recent criticism after his questionable performance against Southampton in Saturday’s 2-2 draw. The Frenchman has responded well to criticism before, and he is dangerous from long range as well as set pieces, so there’s every chance he could open the scoring on Wednesday night against the Gunners.
Tottenham v Southampton (Wednesday, 20:00 – Harry Kane)
With Southampton searching for a manager, Tottenham go into this game favourites to secure a home win and bounce back from their north London derby defeat. Having scored in his last two Premier League games, Harry Kane is looking more prolific as the season goes on and, given Southampton’s frailties, Spurs’ No. 10 looks a good pick to open the scoring.