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.
Fulham v Manchester United (Saturday, 12.30pm – Paul Pogba)
Another defeat for Fulham on the weekend puts themselves just seven points clear from the drop, while Man Utd bounced back from their draw in midweek to beat Leicester 1-0. Paul Pogba has six goals in nine games for the Red Devils and, with the Frenchman being on set-piece duties, Sir Geoff expects him to open the scoring.
Crystal Palace v West Ham (Saturday, 3.00pm – Andros Townsend)
Crystal Palace managed to win last time out despite the absence of Wilfried Zaha, whereas West Ham picked up a good point at home to Liverpool but remain winless in four matches. Andros Townsend is having his best season as a professional with seven goals to his name and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll make a big impact against West Ham.
Huddersfield Town v Arsenal (Saturday, 3:00pm – Alexandre Lacazette)
Huddersfield look destined for the drop having not won a match since November. Arsenal fell short against Manchester City and had just four shots on target, but they’ll get many more chances to score this weekend against a weak Huddersfield side. Alexandre Lacazette has 11 league goals in all competitions for the Gunners this season and Sir Geoff expects Arsenal’s No. 9 to add to his tally.
Liverpool v Bournemouth (Saturday, 3:00pm – Sadio Mane)
Sadio Mane scored the opener against West Ham on Monday but it wasn’t enough to seal the victory for Liverpool. The Senegalese has scored three goals in as many matches and in that form, Bournemouth could be in for a tricky afternoon at Anfield.
Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday, 3:00pm – Nathan Redmond)
This is a must win for both sides as a defeat could see either side in the drop zone come the end of the weekend. Nathan Redmond has flourished under the guidance of Ralph Hasenhuttl with five goals in his last 10 appearances and Sir Geoff thinks he’ll have a part to play in the first goal.
Watford v Everton (Saturday, 3:00pm – Troy Deeney)
Everton are a side out of form at the moment and Marco Silva’s under pressure to get the Toffees firing again. Troy Deeney is suffering from a slight goal drought, but he scored the only goal in this fixture last season and Sir Geoff thinks the Watford captain will break his duck this weekend.
Brighton v Burnley (Saturday, 5:30pm – Glenn Murray)
Brighton had 21 shots against Watford on the weekend but still failed to get on the scoresheet. The Seagulls have been reliant on 35-year-old Glenn Murray to provide the goals and with ten to his name this season, he’s likely to open the scoring in Saturday’s late kick off.
Tottenham v Leicester (Sunday, 1:30pm – Son Heung-min)
Son Heung-min is arguably the best Asian player to grace the Premier League and in Harry Kane’s absence, he’s led the line for Tottenham with great effect. 14 goals this season demonstrates how instrumental the South Korean is to this Spurs side and he’ll get plenty of chances to break the deadlock.
Manchester City v Chelsea (Sunday, 4:00pm – Sergio Aguero)
Sergio Aguero scored his tenth hat-trick on the weekend with an almost faultless striker’s performance against Arsenal. In that form, the Argentine is almost unplayable, and Sir Geoff expects City’s No. 10 to punish Chelsea’s defence by getting on the scoresheet.
Wolves v Newcastle (Monday, 8pm – Diogo Jota)
Nuno Espirito Santo should be in contention for the Manager of the Year award with Wolves performing well above expectations in seventh position. Diogo Jota put in a man of the match performance against Everton and he’ll be a handful for Newcastle’s defence. The Portuguese has five league goals this season and Sir Geoff backs him to make it six in Monday’s late kick off.
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