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.
Last week, the legendary World Cup winner correctly predicted Jamie Vardy would open the scoring for Leicester against Newcastle. Sir Geoff is hoping to add to that tally this weekend – here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action.
Burnley v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3.00pm – Sam Vokes)
Sam Vokes celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance with the winner against Cardiff last time out – Burnley’s second successive win in the league this year. Winless Huddersfield are the visitors this weekend and Vokes could be the man celebrating again to pile on the misery for the Terriers.
Crystal Palace v Wolves (Saturday, 3.00pm – Wilfried Zaha)
The Eagles have stuttered in front of goal so far this season, netting just five in the Premier League. However, one man who hasn’t struggled to find the net is Wilfried Zaha having already bagged three in wins against Fulham and Huddersfield. Sir Geoff thinks he can break the deadlock against Wolves on Saturday.
Leicester v Everton (Saturday, 3.00pm – James Maddison)
Summer signing James Maddison certainly has a great eye for goal with seven of his nine attempts so far this season hitting the target, with three resulting in goals. He’s converted 78% of his shots on target, and that ratio is only bettered by Eden Hazard in the official top scorer rankings. Sir Geoff can see him posing a threat to the Toffees this weekend.
Spurs v Cardiff (Saturday, 3.00pm – Harry Kane)
With Cardiff one of just three sides without a win in the league this season, Harry Kane will probably be the most popular first goal scorer bet of the weekend. The England international has three goals in his previous two games and Sir Geoff thinks it would take a bold person to bet against him this weekend.
Watford v Bournemouth (Saturday, 3.00pm – Andre Gray)
Andre Gray has hit the ground running with three goals so far this season, including one against Manchester United. Only teammate Roberto Pereyra has found the net as many times as the powerful forwards this season from the Hornets squad.
Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday, 3.00pm – Bradley Dack)
Bradley Dack has been in sparkling form for Blackburn Rovers this season and has five Championship goals to his name already. For a midfielder, that’s a great return so far, and he’ll be hoping to add to his tally at Bolton on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday 5.30pm – Marcus Rashford)
Marcus Rashford scored what proved to be a consolation goal for Manchester United away against West Ham last weekend. United are enduring their worst ever start to a Premier League season, but the talented Rashford should be able to give the Old Trafford fans a reason to be cheerful.
Fulham v Arsenal (Sunday 12.00pm – Mesut Ozil)
Mesut Ozil has scored important goals against Newcastle and Watford so far this season and will be looking to continue his run away against Fulham. The west London side have one of the leakiest defences in the division and it would be no surprise to see Ozil unlock it again.
Southampton v Chelsea (Sunday, 2.15pm – Eden Hazard)
Only table-topping Manchester City have scored more than Chelsea this season, with Eden Hazard the Blues’ star man with six goals. He’s the Premier League’s top scorer and will be hungry to improve on his record against a struggling Southampton side in Sunday’s game.
Liverpool v Manchester City (Sunday, 4.30pm – Sergio Aguero)
Sergio Aguero has the best goals-per-game average of anyone in the Premier League’s top 10 scorers and scored his 148th league goal for Manchester City last weekend against Brighton. It was a goal which helped his side go top of the table and he will be keen on firing his side to victory again here against what looks like their most dangerous rivals for the title.