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.
West Ham v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30pm – Marko Arnautovic)
West Ham have performed very well this season under Manuel Pellegrini and they’ll fancy their chances against the Gunners. With Marko Arnautovic back from injury, the Hammers are undoubtedly a much better outfit when the Austrian is in the side. Having scored three times in his last two games, Sir Geoff Hurst expects him to continue this form and open the scoring in the early kick off.
Brighton v Liverpool (Saturday, 15:00pm – Mohamed Salah)
Liverpool will be desperate to get back to winning ways having lost their last two games. Despite their drop in form, the Reds enter this one as big favourites and their lethal front three should be too strong for Brighton. Mohamed Salah has been clinical in front of goal lately and last year’s Golden Boot winner is expected to break the deadlock at the Amex Stadium.
Burnley v Fulham (Saturday, 15:00pm – Chris Wood)
After a terrible start to the season, Burnley have entered 2019 in good form having won their last three matches. The same can’t be said about Fulham who are going to need a minor miracle to survive relegation. Chris Wood leads the goalscoring charts for the Clarets this season and against a leaky Fulham defence, the New Zealand international should have plenty of chances to get on the scoresheet.
Cardiff v Huddersfield (Saturday, 15:00pm – Bobby Reid)
In a match containing two struggling teams, Cardiff can gather hope in knowing that they haven’t lost to Huddersfield since 2003. Having lost 10 matches in a row, the Terriers seem destined for relegation and Sir Geoff thinks Cardiff striker Bobby Reid will add to their misery and score the first goal in this one.
Crystal Palace v Watford (Saturday, 15:00pm – Luka Milivojević)
Crystal Palace enter this one seven points adrift of their opponents but the Eagles should be confident considering Watford are winless in their last three Premier League matches. Luka Milivojević has been a huge player for Palace and he’s always a danger from long range as well as set pieces, so there’s every chance he could open the scoring against the Hornets.
Leicester v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00pm – Jamie Vardy)
After their shocking defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup, Claude Puel has come under fire for some of Leicester’s recent performances. Jamie Vardy remains a vital player for the Foxes and he doesn’t need many chances to score. Sir Geoff thinks the Englishman will benefit from being rested in the FA Cup and hit the back of the net first.
Chelsea v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30pm – Eden Hazard)
Chelsea host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s late kick off, and will expect nothing other than a win. Despite scoring twice in the FA Cup, Alvaro Morata has shown very little consistency since he joined the Blues and Sir Geoff has more faith in the Belgian maestro, Eden Hazard, to score first here. The Blues’ No.10 has three in his last five Premier League outings.
Everton v Bournemouth (Sunday, 14:15pm – Richarlison)
Level on 27 points, both Everton and Bournemouth have struggled for form lately. Marco Silva, in particular, has come under fire from Toffees fans after a poor run of form for the Goodison side. Despite Bournemouth’s new January signings getting the chance to impress, Sir Geoff expects one of Everton’s summer signings to open the scoring and thinks Richarlison will be the one to have the first say in Sunday’s opening match.
Tottenham v Manchester United (Sunday, 16:30pm – Harry Kane)
In what will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s toughest test as Man Utd manager so far, his side face a slightly fatigued Tottenham side who are coming off the back of a midweek Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea. Spurs were too good for the Red Devils earlier in the season in a 3-0 thrashing and Sir Geoff expects the home side to open the scoring here with a goal from their talisman Harry Kane.
Manchester City v Wolves (Monday, 20:00pm – Sergio Aguero)
A win against Liverpool in their last Premier League game has put Manchester City right back into the title race. Before one blip against Crystal Palace, the Citizens looked unstoppable at home and a comfortable victory will be expected here. Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero for his impact against the Reds and the Argentine is always a good bet on getting on the scoresheet.