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 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 four or more of his selected first goal scorers hit the back of the net in a game week, all users who play Grosvenor Goals that week will win a £10 free bet. England’s 1966 hero shares his picks for game week 33.
Norwich v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday, 12.30pm – Teemu Pukki)
Teemu Pukki has been on fire for Norwich this season and leads the way as the Championship top scorer with 24 goals. The Canaries Finnish striker has been quiet in recent weeks, but he scored in this fixture earlier in the season and Sir Geoff fancies him to put QPR to the sword, following the sacking of their manager Steve McClaren.
Bournemouth v Burnley (Saturday, 3pm – Callum Wilson)
Callum Wilson’s first half strike against Huddersfield in a 2-0 win back at the beginning of March was his last goal, so Sir Geoff feels he’s due to get on the scoresheet against Burnley this weekend. The Clarets are fighting for their lives, and Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium isn’t the easiest place to pick up points.
Huddersfield v Leicester (Saturday, 3pm – Jamie Vardy)
Brendan Rodgers’ belief in Jamie Vardy has got the Foxes’ star man back firing on all cylinders. A goal in the 2-0 home win against Bournemouth last weekend made it 13 for the season, and Huddersfield will be kept occupied by the speedy striker throughout Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm – Salomon Rondon)
Newcastle would be in trouble without Salomon Rondon’s goals this season. While 10 goals might not sound like a great deal for a front man, it’s vital at the wrong end of the table and the Venezuelan No.9 is the top scorer for the Magpies this season. Saturday’s game against Palace will be tough, and it could be a tight and cagey affair. Rondon is likely to be a threat from set pieces, due to his strength and aerial prowess, which is why he’s been backed to score first.
Preston v Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm – Billy Sharp)
Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp joined an exclusive club this season when he became one of only four players to have netted 100 Championship career goals. The Blades man is on 23 league goals this season and is breathing down the neck of Teemu Pukki in the race to be top scorer. More importantly, he’ll be keen to get on the scoresheet to continue to help his team’s quest for automatic promotion.
Birmingham v Leeds (Saturday, 3pm – Pablo Hernandez)
Pablo Hernandez has five goals in his last five for promotion-chasing Leeds, including two against Millwall last time out, and the Spaniard has thrived under the guidance of head coach Marcelo Bielsa. The former Valencia maestro is an important player for the Elland Road side, and he could reach 13 for the season with a strike against Birmingham on Saturday.
Millwall v West Brom (Saturday, 3pm – Lee Gregory)
Don’t be fooled by the league table, Millwall is never an easy place to visit and West Brom will be wary of the threat they pose. The Lions are likely to battle and send long balls into the box for top scorer Lee Gregory to feed off, and Sir Geoff says he wouldn’t be surprised if the experienced 30-year-old popped up with the first goal of the game.
Swansea v Middlesbrough (Saturday, 3pm – Dan James)
Dan James has had a fantastic season for the Swans so far, and it’s no surprise he’s been linked with a summer move to top Premier League teams. The Welsh midfielder scored his first international goal last month in a debut to remember and followed that up with a strike against Brentford in a 3-0 win last weekend. He’s been picked by Sir Geoff to break the deadlock against a struggling Middlesbrough team this weekend.
Everton v Arsenal (Sunday, 2.05pm – Alexandre Lacazette)
Unai Emery secured a 10th straight home win for the Gunners on Tuesday against Newcastle, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring his 13th league goal of the season late on to make the points safe. The Frenchman scored against Everton earlier on in the campaign, and he’ll be a threat in Sunday’s afternoon kick-off.
Chelsea v West Ham (Monday, 8pm – Eden Hazard)
Eden Hazard was back on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Brighton in the west London side’s 3-0 win. That made it 22 goals in all competitions for club and country this season for the Belgian, and he’ll be eager to break the 25 mark in the remaining games. Sir Geoff is a fan of the playmaker, and thinks he’ll score against his beloved Hammers on Monday night.