Sir Geoff Hurst shares his Grosvenor Goals picks for match week 2
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.
The legendary World Cup winner correctly predicted Mohamed Salah would open the scoring against West Ham last weekend, and Sir Geoff is hoping to add to that tally this weekend. Here are his picks for the second weekend of Premier League action…
1.Cardiff v Newcastle (12.30pm, Saturday 18th August) – Matt Ritchie (Newcastle)
Matt Ritchie assisted Joselu’s equaliser against Spurs last weekend, and he looks dangerous from set pieces and within striking range. With 15 goals in 77 league appearances for Newcastle, he could be a real threat to Cardiff on Saturday.
2. Everton v Southampton (3pm, Saturday 18th August) – Cenk Tosun (Everton)
Cenk Tosun heads into his second campaign with Everton on the back of a strong finish last season. The Turk has scored 5 goals in his last 10 Premier League matches for the Toffees, and he’ll be keen to get off the mark on Saturday when Southampton visit Goodison Park
3. Leicester v Wolves (3pm, Saturday 18th August) – Raul Jimenez (Wolves)
Jimenez’s 80th minute strike in Wolves‘ first Premier League since promotion ensured Everton didn’t spoil the party. The Mexican salvaged a draw late on and looked dangerous throughout. He’ll provide a Leicester defence including Harry Maguire with a stern test at the King Power Stadium.
4.Tottenham v Fulham (3pm, Saturday 18th August) – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Harry Kane is star man for club and country, and he’ll be looking to take his fantastic World Cup scoring form into this Premier League season. August has never been kind to Kane, but he can put that hoodoo behind him with a goal against Fulham.
5. West Ham v Bournemouth (3pm, Saturday 18th August) – Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)
The Hammers will be out to put last week’s defeat to Liverpool behind them, and they’ll look to Marko Arnautovic to lead them to victory. The Austrian has a strong record against Bournemouth, scoring twice against them at the Vitality Stadium last season.
6. Chelsea v Arsenal (5.30pm, Saturday 18th August) – Pedro (Chelsea)
Pedro’s pre-season performances and his latest goal against Huddersfield suggests this season is going to be a lot more promising for the forward. He’s always dangerous in the final third and Arsenal will have their hands full with the Spaniard on Saturday evening.
7. Burnley v Watford (1.30pm, Sunday 19th August) – Andre Gray (Watford)
Andre Gray scored nine goals and produced three assists in 32 Premier League appearances last season. He’ll be out to impress against his old team in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off, so don’t be surprised to see him grab his first goal of the season.
8.Manchester City v Huddersfield (1,30pm, Sunday 19th August) – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero scored against Huddersfield last season, and the Terriers will fear the Argentinian heading into this one. With 200 goals for the club, Aguero has been a phenomenal player for the Champions and arguably one of the Premier League’s greatest ever strikers.
9.Brighton v Manchester United (4pm, Sunday 19th August) – Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Pogba scored after three minutes last weekend from the spot against Leicester, and he’ll likely be on penalty duties against Brighton. He’ll look to hit the target at any opportunity, and he’s a promising selection for Sunday.
10.Crystal Palace v Liverpool – (7.45pm, Monday 20th August) – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah continued his remarkable goal scoring form last season with an opening strike against West Ham last weekend, and he’s a strong contender to hit the net against Palace in Monday night’s match. The Egyptian scored the winner in this fixture at Selhurst Park back in March.