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 Arsenal (Saturday, 12.30pm – Harry Kane)
While his return from injury is a bonus for Tottenham fans, two defeats from two with Harry Kane back in the side is a cause for concern for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Having said that, the England captain always seems to step up in north London derbies with eight goals in the last eight meetings between the sides and Sir Geoff thinks the No. 10 will open the scoring in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Bournemouth v Manchester City (Saturday, 3pm – Raheem Sterling)
Raheem Sterling seems to be flourishing under the guidance of Pep Guardiola and the Englishman has become an integral part to Manchester City this season. With 12 league goals to his name so far, Sir Geoff expects the winger to be a big threat to Bournemouth’s defence and thinks he’ll add to his tally.
Brighton v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm – Glenn Murray)
Brighton are a side struggling with confidence at the moment and their reliance on Glenn Murray speaks volumes. Considering centre back Shane Duffy has scored the second most goals for the club this season, 12 goals for Glenn Murray shows how important he is and, despite being 35-years-old, highlights how well he can still perform at the top level. The Seagulls have been in bad form lately but against a poor Huddersfield team, the Englishman should get plenty of chances to hit the back of the net.
Burnley v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm – Michy Batshuayi)
Getting Michy Batshuayi on loan was a shrewd bit of business for Crystal Palace and since his arrival, the Eagles look like a bigger threat in the final third. The Belgian opened his account for Crystal Palace last weekend and Sir Geoff expects him to carry that momentum over into Turf Moor.
Manchester United v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm – Paul Pogba)
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Pogba has arguably been the best player in the Premier League and being the club’s top goal scorer as a midfielder shows how instrumental he is to the Red Devils. Whether it’s providing goals or assists for Man Utd, Pogba seems to pitching in for the Reds and the Frenchman will be a huge threat to Southampton’s defence on Saturday afternoon.
Wolves v Cardiff (Saturday, 3pm – Raul Jimenez)
Wolves are coming off the back of a shock defeat to Huddersfield but a home game against a struggling Cardiff side is a good way for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men to bounce back. Raul Jimenez has adapted to Premier League football fantastically this season and Sir Geoff thinks the Portuguese will come up with the opener.
West Ham v Newcastle (Saturday, 5.30pm – Javier Hernandez)
West Ham can take confidence in their last performance despite their defeat to Manchester City in midweek. Javier Hernandez didn’t start in that game but having scored the first goal for the Hammers last weekend against Fulham, The Mexican should start and is favoured score the first at the London Stadium.
Watford v Leicester (Sunday, 12pm – Troy Deeney)
Watford have been very inconsistent in the last few weeks. The Hornets put five past Cardiff last weekend only to concede five to Liverpool in midweek. Despite the loss, the Hornets have played superbly at times this season and a Europa League place is in touch for Javi Gracia’s men. Troy Deeney has played a huge success in Watford’s history and Sir Geoff believes Watford’s talisman will pose the biggest threat to Leicester’s defence.
Fulham v Chelsea (Sunday, 2.05pm – Eden Hazard)
Fulham have lost four on the bounce and it’s almost impossible to see how they can forge any sort of result in this game. Chelsea won well in midweek and with Eden Hazard in the side and fancied to score first, the Blues are capable of winning comfortably.
Everton v Liverpool (Sunday, 4.15pm – Mohamed Salah)
Liverpool won emphatically in midweek and it should give them a lot of confidence heading into their match on Sunday. Despite Jurgen Klopp’s men scoring five on Wednesday, Mohamed Salah was unable to get on the scoresheet but Sir Geoff thinks the Egyptian will get in on the action this weekend by scoring the opening goal in this Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
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