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Sir Geoff Hurst shares his Grosvenor Goals picks for gameweek 18

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.

Sir Geoff correctly predicted that Salomon Rondon would break the deadlock against Huddersfield on Saturday. Here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action.

Arsenal v Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm – Alexandre Lacazette)

Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday against Southampton, but they will be fancied to beat the Clarets in Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off. Alexandre Lacazette started on the bench but he’ll likely be back in the starting XI for this one. The Frenchman has six goals this season, and Sir Geoff thinks he will add to that against Sean Dyche’s side this weekend.

Bournemouth v Brighton (Saturday, 3.00pm – Ryan Fraser)

Eddie Howe’s men were disappointing in Saturday’s defeat at Wolves, but they have been in fine form at home this season, and Ryan Fraser has been a revelation on the wing for the Cherries. He’s got a decent return, scoring four goals already this season from a wide midfield position, and if on form he could cause Brighton problems on Saturday.

Chelsea v Leicester (Saturday, 3.00pm – Eden Hazard)

Chelsea’s No. 10 was his usual creative self at the weekend, scoring his eighth goal of the season and assisting Pedro during the Blues’ 2-1 win away to Brighton. The Belgian has been an integral part of Maurizio Sarri’s side, and he is crucial to Chelsea if they are serious about challenging for the title. It would be no surprise to see him break the deadlock against the Foxes at Stamford Bridge.

Huddersfield v Southampton (Saturday, 3.00pm – Danny Ings)

Danny Ings impressed his new boss Ralph Hasenhüttl during the Saints’ 3-2 win over Arsenal at St Mary’s on Sunday as the Liverpool loanee fired two past the Gunners and caused them problems all afternoon. Huddersfield, coming into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle, will be wary of the threat Ings provides anywhere in the box.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3.00pm – Gabriel Jesus)

Without Sergio Aguero, Manchester City will always be a different proposition, but Gabriel Jesus led the line expertly against Everton at the Etihad and the Citizens didn’t miss the Argentinian. Jesus thoroughly deserved his two goals after a tireless performance, and Palace will be kept busy with him all afternoon. Despite being spoilt for attacking options with the likes of Mahrez, Sterling, Sane and Bernardo Silva to name a few, the champions will always look to their strikers to score goals, and the Brazilian international could do just that on Saturday when the Eagles visit.

Newcastle v Fulham (Saturday, 3.00pm – Salomon Rondon)

Toon supporters love a physical, combative, out-and-out No. 9 on Tyneside, and they look to have found that with Salomon Rondon. The Venezuelan finished off a fantastic team goal on Saturday away to Huddersfield, and he’s in good form heading into this one. Fulham continue to look for their first clean sheet since their return to the Premier League but they could find it difficult at St James’ Park, and Rondon will be out to cause their back four all sort of problems.

West Ham v Watford (Saturday, 3.00pm – Michail Antonio)

After an injury-stricken period, Michail Antonio has helped West Ham secure four successive wins in the Premier League for the first time since Sam Allardyce was manager in 2014. The Englishman has two goals from his last three outings, and could add to that against the Hornets at the London Stadium this weekend.

Cardiff v Manchester United (Saturday, 5.30pm – Marcus Rashford)

Man Utd were humbled at Anfield last weekend, and are now 19 points behind leaders Liverpool. But it’s rare for United to lose two on the bounce, never mind three in all competitions, and they are likely to put Cardiff to the sword when the two sides meet in Saturday’s late kick-off. Marcus Rashford has still been dangerous for the Red Devils, grabbing goals against Valencia and Fulham recently. If used properly, the young Three Lions forward can be threat to any defence, and United fans will be hoping he can help put the Bluebirds to bed early in this one.

Aston Villa v Leeds (Sunday, 1.30pm – Tammy Abraham)

Tammy Abraham has six goals in his last four matches for Villa, and Leeds will need to be on their best form to stop the on-loan striker from Chelsea. Leeds are flying in the Championship, leading the way in at the top of the table and are 12 points above Villa, who are back in eighth spot. However, the Villains are unbeaten at home in their last six, and will fancy taking a scalp heading into Christmas.

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 4.00pm – Harry Kane)

Spurs needed a late goal from Christian Eriksen to break down Burnley at the weekend, but it was Harry Kane who laid it on a plate for the Dane. Kane has a good record against the Toffees ahead of this weekend’s game having scored two at Goodison Park last season. Sir Geoff is a big fan of the Three Lions captain, and is backing him to get Tottenham off and running on Sunday.




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