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.
In game week four, the legendary World Cup winner correctly predicted Sadio Mane would break the deadlock against Leicester and Romelu Lukaku would open the scoring against Burnley.
After the international break, Sir Geoff is hoping to add to that tally this weekend – here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action…
Spurs v Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm) – Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino looks to be coming into form at the right time having got his first Premier League goal of the season against Leicester, and he also netted for Brazil during the international break. These games tend to have an open feel to them and this could leave space for Liverpool’s dangerous attacking trio of Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to cause Tottenham problems.
Man City v Fulham (Saturday, 3pm) – Sergio Aguero
Manchester City’s star striker has started this season in superb form with three goals in his first four games. Fulham have looked vulnerable at the back so far, and have already conceded nine goals. Aguero is backed by Sir Geoff to continue his fine run against The Cottagers, which has seen him score four in four against them in the league during his time at the Etihad.
Bournemouth v Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy has been suspended for Leicester’s last two league matches, so he’ll have a point to prove now he’s back in the fold. Bournemouth’s entertaining style of football could suit The Foxes’ counter attackers and Vardy is one striker who will punish a high defensive line.
Newcastle v Arsenal (Saturday, 3pm) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Gabonese striker grabbed his first goal of the season against Cardiff last time out and new Arsenal manager Unai Emery will need him to continue such form as the season goes on. He’s scored in four of his eight away games for the Gunners and Sir Geoff is backing him to do so against The Magpies.
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm) – Luka Milivojević
If Huddersfield are going to stay up, they’ll need to make the John Smith’s Stadium a fortress and this has the look of a low scoring affair. Sir Geoff fancies Eagles’ captain and dead ball specialist Luka Milivojević to pop up with the opener on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea v Cardiff (Saturday, 3pm) – Eden Hazard
After a long run at the World Cup with Belgium, Eden Hazard looks to be finding his feet again with Chelsea with goals in his last two games. Cardiff have been fairly solid defensively, but against a top six side in Arsenal they struggled and Chelsea’s brilliant Belgian could be too hot to handle at Stamford Bridge.
Watford v Man Utd (Saturday, 5.30pm) – Romelu Lukaku
Watford fans couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season with their side winning their first four matches, but Man Utd overcame a potentially tricky fixture against Burnley last time and will be on the hunt for all three points against The Hornets. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals at Turf Moor, and Sir Geoff is backing the Belgian to keep his good run going by scoring first at Vicarage Road.
Wolves v Burnley (Sunday, 1.30pm) – Raul Jimenez
Wolves have already equipped themselves well on their return to the Premier League and their late winner against West Ham will give them plenty of confidence going into this one. Striker Raul Jimenez grabbed a goal against Everton on the opening weekend, but he has been unlucky not to have added to his tally, and Burnley could be the side he flourishes against.
Everton v West Ham (Sunday, 4pm) – Marko Arnautović
While West Ham’s season hasn’t got off to a great start, the Austrian forward has started well with two goals. He’s always a threat to opposition defenders and he could add to the two goals he has already scored against The Toffees on Sunday.
Southampton v Brighton (Monday, 8pm) – Danny Ings
Southampton have long been searching for a constant goal scorer and in Danny Ings they may have found their man. The former Liverpool striker looks to be over his injury troubles and he could profit against a Brighton defence which has already conceded three goals on the road this season.