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.
Last week he correctly predicted Mo Salah would open the scoring for Liverpool against Brighton, and here are his picks for another weekend of Premier League action.
Wolves v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30pm – Raul Jimenez)
After a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Monday night, Wolves welcome Leicester to Molineux knowing that they’ll stand a much better chance of getting a result. The Foxes have looked shaky lately with two consecutive losses and with that form in mind, Sir Geoff Hurst thinks Raul Jimenez will open the scoring for Wolves in the early kick off.
Bournemouth v West Ham (Saturday, 15:00pm – Felipe Anderson)
West Ham are a side full of confidence after their victory over Arsenal last weekend. With Bournemouth winless in five games, the Hammers will fancy their chances here and Sir Geoff expects them to break the deadlock through Felipe Anderson.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00pm – Mohamed Salah)
Liverpool continue to look good in their pursuit to win their first league title since 1990. Mohamed Salah added to his tally yet again last weekend in a win against Brighton and the Egyptian will get plenty of chances to score at Anfield this weekend against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.
Manchester Utd v Brighton (Saturday, 15:00pm – Marcus Rashford)
With six wins out of six, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are starting to look like the Manchester United of old. One man who seems to be thriving under the guidance of the former United striker is Marcus Rashford and the Englishman will be eager to keep his form going in front of the home crowd at Old Trafford.
Newcastle v Cardiff (Saturday, 15:00pm – Salomon Rondon)
These teams currently occupy 18th place and 17th place respectively, so if there is to be a losing side on the day, that team will find themselves in the relegation zone regardless of what happens elsewhere this weekend. Newcastle’s home record hasn’t been great this season, but Sir Geoff reckons the Magpies will strike first through Salomon Rondon.
Southampton v Everton (Saturday, 15:00pm – Gylfi Sigurdsson)
Southampton continue to prosper under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and their win last weekend against Leicester should have given them plenty of confidence. Despite that, a tough game against Everton lies in store and Sir Geoff thinks Gylfi Sigurdsson will be on hand to break the deadlock
Watford v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00pm – Troy Deeney)
This game features two sides in good form. Aside from the ‘top six’, Watford appear to be the best of the rest, sitting in seventh, and they’ll be keen to keep the momentum going following their win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Watford’s talisman Troy Deeney should lead the line for the Hornets, and he’ll have plenty of chances to get on the scoresheet first.
Arsenal v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30pm – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
In the standout fixture of the week, Arsenal face a must-win game if they are going to challenge for a top-four spot. Chelsea’s defenders will be up against it with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the race for the Golden Boot and Sir Geoff thinks the Gabon international will add to his tally.
Huddersfield v Manchester City (Sunday, 13:30pm – Gabriel Jesus)
Winless in 10 and currently without a manager, Huddersfield go into this one with no pressure on them as they host Manchester City. The Citizens have been rampant of late, and Sir Geoff thinks Gabriel Jesus will continue his fine form and score first here. The Brazilian has seven goals in his last three appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 16:00pm – Dele Alli)
Fulham continue to struggle but they face a Tottenham team plagued with injuries. With Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son absent, Sir Geoff expects Dele Alli to step up to the plate and open the scoring in Sunday’s late kick off.