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.
After a return to Premier League action following the international break, here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action.
Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 3.00pm – Demarai Gray)
Demarai Gray doubled his Premier League account for the season after a cool finish in the Foxes’ 1-0 win at Cardiff a few weeks ago. The tricky winger has been in good form this season, and with both goals coming away from home this campaign, Sir Geoff is backing him to open the scoring at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Everton v Cardiff (Saturday, 3.00pm – Richarlison)
A few eyebrows were raised when Marco Silva signed Richarlison for a reported £50m in the summer, but the Brazilian is beginning to repay the faith shown by his manager after grabbing six goals in 10 Premier League games for the Toffees. He has three goals at Goodison, and he’ll be the main threat for the Merseyside men this weekend.
Fulham v Southampton (Saturday, 3.00pm – Andre Schurrle)
Fulham come into this one having sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and going 325 minutes without a goal in the Premier League. However, the Cottagers have appointed Claudio Ranieri and there seems to be a feel good factor around the club and fans hope that he can turn it around. They face fellow strugglers Southampton, and Sir Geoff thinks the new manager effect could help the home side. Andre Schurrle has been a shining light in a so far drab season, and he could be the man to get the Ranieri revolution off and running.
Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3.00pm – Anthony Martial)
Anthony Martial has been in fine form this season for Man Utd – which led to him being recalled to the French national side. He has six goals in nine league appearances, and scored a penalty in Utd’s defeat at the Etihad last time out. He could make it seven in 10 against a Palace side who have conceded 11 in their last six outings.
Watford v Liverpool (Saturday, 3.00pm – Mohamed Salah)
Who else but Mo? The Egyptian has scored six goals for the Reds this season, with five of those strikes being the opening goal in the match. There’s more still to come from the forward this season, and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll cause the Hornets all sorts of problems this weekend.
West Ham v Man City (Saturday, 3.00pm – Sergio Aguero)
Manchester City’s all-time goal scorer was up to his usual tricks in the Manchester derby recently, scoring a scintillating strike in the champions’ 3-1 win. The Argentinian leads the goal scoring charts in England’s top flight, and it would be brave to back against him opening the scoring against the Hammers at the London Stadium.
Tottenham v Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm – Alvaro Morata)
Chelsea’s Spanish striker Alvaro Morata started slowly this season, but a double against Crystal Palace at the start of November followed a goal against Burnley, and the former Madrid man looks to be finding his feet heading into the festive season. Sir Geoff thinks he can put Spurs to the sword at Wembley on Saturday evening.
Bournemouth v Arsenal (Sunday, 1.30pm – Callum Wilson)
Callum Wilson described his debut England goal as a ‘dream come true’, and he’ll hope to cause Arsenal nightmares this weekend when he faces them at the Vitality Stadium. Sir Geoff has been impressed by the former Kettering and Coventry frontman and his physical presence could give Arsenal’s defence problems on Sunday afternoon.
Wolves v Huddersfield (Sunday, 4.00pm – Raul Jimenez)
The Mexican has been impressive since moving to Molineux from Benfica in the summer, and has been unlucky not to add to his tally even more. He grabbed a consolation against Spurs and could have had another. In a game that Wolves are expected to win, Jimenez should cause Huddersfield trouble with his aerial prowess.
Burnley v Newcastle (Monday, 8.00pm – Salomon Rondon)
Sunday will see 15th placed Burnley welcome 14th placed Newcastle, who come into this one after recording wins against Bournemouth and Watford. Against Bournemouth, Salomon Rondon caused all sorts of problems, and his aggressive play was rewarded with two goals. The Magpies will look to their frontman to cause the Clarets similar issues, and Sir Geoff thinks he can be the one to break the deadlock in the Monday night game.