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 game week of Premier League action.
Tottenham v Newcastle (Saturday, 12.30pm – Son Heung-min)
A late winner for Spurs in midweek was exactly what was needed after two straight defeats and a growing injury list. Son Heung-Min has been a massive player for Spurs this season and coming straight back into the side and scoring shows how much they missed him when he was at the Asia Cup. With Harry Kane still injured, Son could lead the line for Spurs and he’ll be a threat to Newcastle.
Brighton v Watford (Saturday, 3pm – Troy Deeney)
Brighton go into this one having lost three on the bounce while Saturday’s opponents Watford were unfortunate to lose to Tottenham on Wednesday. Hornets captain Troy Deeney is goalless in three matches but Sir Geoff expects Javi Gracia’s side to expose the Seagulls’ bad form and has picked their No. 9 to score first.
Burnley v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm – Ashley Barnes)
Ashley Barnes put Manchester United to the sword during the week by opening the scoring at Old Trafford. Although the Turf Moor men drew against the Red Devils, surrendering a two-goal advantage must have felt like defeat for Sean Dyche’s men. However, they can take confidence going into this one against Southampton, and Barnes is backed to score in consecutive games by breaking the deadlock against the Saints on Saturday in front of the home support.
Chelsea v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm – Eden Hazard)
Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth was embarrassing for Maurizio Sarri, his players, and the Chelsea supporters, but they have arguably one of the easiest games to bounce back in against Huddersfield at home. The Belgian hasn’t scored against the Terriers in three outings, but there’s a first time for everything and he could well be the man to break down the Yorkshire side at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Crystal Palace v Fulham (Saturday, 3pm – Aleksandar Mitrovic)
Fulham secured their first Premier League win since 29th December, coming from behind to defeat Brighton 4-2 at Craven Cottage, and it was no surprise that Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a double. The big Serbian is now on 10 Premier League goals for the season, and he’ll be keen to add to his tally against Crystal Palace when his side visit Selhurst Park.
Everton v Wolves (Saturday, 3pm – Raul Jimenez)
Wolves head to Goodison Park two points above the Toffees as things stand, and Sir Geoff is backing frontman Raul Jimenez to fire the Molineux side in front. The Mexican, on-loan from Benfica, grabbed a late equaliser on the first day of the season when these two sides faced each other, and after a double midweek against West Ham, Jimenez will be out to punish Everton again.
Cardiff v Bournemouth (Saturday, 5:30pm – Joshua King)
Joshua King was instrumental in Bournemouth’s 4-0 rout against Chelsea on Wednesday. The Norwegian grabbed a double against the Blues to take his Premier League tally for the season to eight, and Cardiff will need to be wary of him in that sort of form in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Leicester v Manchester United (Sunday, 2:05pm – Marcus Rashford)
With five goals in seven games, Marcus Rashford epitomises the positive attitude at Old Trafford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho. Rashford looks rejuvenated under the Norwegian’s guidance, and is a constant threat to defenders in this sort of form. Sir Geoff thinks United’s No.10 will be the man to score first at the King Power on Sunday against the Foxes.
Manchester City v Arsenal (Sunday, 4:30pm – Raheem Sterling)
After a disappointing loss to Newcastle, Manchester City will be looking to put things right against Arsenal on Sunday. Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of Man City’s Premier League campaign in the same fixture back in August, and he has been backed to do the same at the Etihad this weekend.
West Ham v Liverpool (Monday, 8pm – Sadio Mané)
Liverpool squandered the chance to move seven points clear of Manchester City, after Sadio Mane’s goal was cancelled out by Harry Maguire on Wednesday. The Senegal forward scored two against the Hammers on the opening day of the season, and will be out to grab his 11th goal of the season on Monday night.