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.
Here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action.
Fulham v Wolves (Wednesday, 12.30pm – Aleksander Mitrovic)
In what has been a very poor start to the season for Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic has often been their shining light as the club’s top goal scorer. The Serbian is a handful for any Premier League defence and Sir Geoff Hurst thinks the 24-year-old will open the scoring at Craven Cottage.
Burnley v Everton (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Richarlison)
The Brazilian has silenced all his doubters this year since his move from Watford, already scoring more goals for Everton this season than he did for The Hornets last season. Burnley continue to struggle this season and the Toffees will go into this one favourites with Richarlison tipped to open the scoring.
Crystal Palace v Cardiff (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Wilfried Zaha)
There is absolutely no doubt that Crystal Palace are a much better side with Wilfried Zaha in the team. Their talisman hasn’t quite reached the heights he set last season but considering Cardiff’s poor away form, the Ivory Coast international should get plenty of chances in front of goal and Sir Geoff expects him to break the deadlock.
Leicester City v Man City (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Riyad Mahrez)
Despite the busy Christmas period, any Man City team is bound to be strong with the quality of depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal. Riyad Mahrez will want to prove a point against the club he famously won the title with and with the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings, Mahrez should get plenty of chances.
Liverpool v Newcastle (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Mohammed Salah)
In an interesting clash which sees Rafa Benitez take on his former club, Liverpool are still well in contention to win their first Premier League title since 1990. Mohamed Salah has rediscovered his scintillating form from last season and Sir Geoff Hurst thinks he’ll score first here.
Manchester United v Huddersfield (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Paul Pogba)
Under new management, the Frenchman won’t have any excuse for underperforming. The World Cup winner was clearly not in favour with Jose Mourinho but given a bit more freedom, Pogba’s more than capable of scoring goals. The pressure is now on the Frenchman to play well for new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Sir Geoff thinks he’ll embrace it and get on the scoresheet.
Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 15:00pm – Heung-Min Son)
The South Korean has become an integral part to this Tottenham side who are improving year on year. Spurs have a tough game against Bournemouth but given they’re at home, Mauricio Pochettino’s men should come through. Heung-Min Son scored a brace in this fixture last season, and he should have plenty of opportunities to score again this time round.
Brighton v Arsenal (Wednesday, 17:15pm – Glenn Murray
Brighton have been playing very well this season and some could argue Chris Hughton doesn’t get enough credit for the job he’s done there so far. A tough game is in store for the Seagulls as they host Arsenal, but the Gunners often start slowly away from home and Sir Geoff thinks Brighton will lead through a Glenn Murray strike.
Watford v Chelsea (Wednesday, 19:30pm – Eden hazard)
The last time these two met, Watford won in a comfortable 4-1 victory back in February 2018. Under Mauricio Sarri, Chelsea look a much better outfit despite both their strikers being out of form. Belgian maestro Eden Hazard has recently led the line for the Blues and he won’t need many chances to add to his tally for the season.
Southampton v West Ham (Thursday, 19:45pm – Danny Ings)
Under Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton look rejuvenated and a win here could put them clear of the drop zone. A first home win of the season against Arsenal last time the team played in front of their home crowd bodes well for the Saints. When fit, Danny Ings is a huge threat in front of goal and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll score again against the Hammers.