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 2018/2019 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 weekend of Premier League action.
Brighton v Wolves (Saturday, 3.00pm – Helder Costa)
Wolves suffered a surprise defeat to Watford, while the Seagulls went to Newcastle and claimed an impressive 1-0 victory last weekend. However, Sir Geoff thinks the Molineux men will bounce back in this one and has backed tricky winger Helder Costa to score the first goal of the game and his first goal in the Premier League.
Fulham v Bournemouth (Saturday, 3.00pm – Josh King)
The pressure is now firmly on Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, and Bournemouth’s pacey forward line of Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Josh King could cause his suspect defence problems this weekend. King has looked dangerous in recent weeks, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him break the deadlock at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Liverpool v Cardiff (Saturday, 3.00pm – Mo Salah)
The Egyptian winger’s form has been questioned at the beginning of this season, but he answered his critics with the only goal of the game against Huddersfield at the John Smith stadium. Sir Geoff expects him to continue that form and put struggling Cardiff to the sword on Saturday in front of his home supporters.
Southampton v Newcastle (Saturday, 3.00pm – Danny Ings)
Southampton take on fellow strugglers Newcastle this weekend, and will hope to have talisman Danny Ings back to firing on all cylinders after the Saints failed to score in their last two outings. The Liverpool loanee has four goals this season, one of them an opening goal, and he’ll be on the lookout to add to that tally against the Magpies.
Watford v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3.00pm – Roberto Pererya)
Roberto Pereyra scored his fourth goal of the season against Wolves on Saturday and two of those four goals have been scored to break the deadlock for the Hornets. The Argentinian can score from distance and close range, and he’ll fancy his chances against a Huddersfield side who have only scored first in two of their nine Premier League matches this campaign.
Leicester v West Ham (Saturday, 5.30pm – Jamie Vardy)
Jamie Vardy will be looking to steer his side to victory after the Foxes suffered back-to-back defeats to Everton and Arsenal in the Premier League. Only one of his three goals this season have come at the King Power, but the Englishman doesn’t go many home games without a goal, and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll be back in amongst the goals against the Hammers when Saturday comes around.
Burnley v Chelsea (Sunday, 1.30pm – Eden Hazard)
Eden Hazard failed to find the net on Saturday against Man Utd as his side salvaged a draw deep into stoppage time, but the Belgian is still the top scorer in the Premier League. He’s arguably in the form of his life and has opened the scoring in three matches this season, so Burnley will have every right to keep close tabs on the Blues’ no.10.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Sunday, 1.30pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
Aubameyang climbed off the bench to score two against Leicester on Monday and seal three points for the Gunners, which should earn him a starting spot against the Eagles on Sunday. The Gabonese international will fancy his chances of adding to his six Premier League goals against a Palace side who only have one point from their last five league outings.
Man Utd v Everton (Sunday, 4.00pm – Romelu Lukaku)
Romelu Lukaku scored in this fixture last year, and he’d love nothing more to haunt his old side again when they visit Old Trafford on Sunday. The Belgian has opened the scoring twice already in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham v Man City (Monday, 8.00pm – Raheem Sterling)
Sterling leads the way alongside Mo Salah and Eden Hazard for most first goals scored, and he grabbed a goal at Wembley against Spurs last season. City are still unbeaten in the league this season and Sterling has looked dangerous alongside Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne. Sir Geoff is backing him to get back to scoring ways on Monday night.