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.
Everton v Leicester (Tuesday, 12:30 – James Maddison)
Everton are having a slow but steady season, with a European place still on the cards should they maintain their form. Mid-table Leicester, meanwhile, are still enjoying the rewards of signing James Maddison from Norwich who will look to add to his Premier League scoring account at Goodison in Tuesday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Arsenal v Fulham (Tuesday, 15:00 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang)
The Arsenal frontman in a fantastic position to contend for this season’s Golden Boot and this fixture against Premier League strugglers Fulham is the perfect opportunity for him to add to his already-healthy tally. He could get a couple here but certainly fancied to kick off the scoring, according to Sir Geoff.
Cardiff v Spurs (Tuesday, 17:30 – Lucas Moura)
The Brazilian has enjoyed a great season so far for Spurs and is the one of the players who has relieved Harry Kane’s goal scoring burden. A trip to the Welsh capital to play a languishing Cardiff side is a perfect setting for Lucas Moura to get the first goal, with the 26-year-old likely still revelling from stealing a Champions League equaliser at the Nou Camp last month.
Bournemouth v Watford (Wednesday, 19:45 – Josh King)
Josh King is the man Sir Geoff tips to open the scoring, having scored half of the four goals put past Watford at Vicarage Road when the two sides met back in October. The Norwegian is always a threat and is also a Cherries penalty taker, standing him in good stead to clinch the first goal.
Chelsea v Southampton (Wednesday, 19:45 – Eden Hazard)
We’ve seen a struggling Southampton side this season, who are in real danger of going down if they can’t turn it around. Chelsea will surely take advantage of their poor form as they continue their quest to chase down the Premier League table leaders, with Eden Hazard always a danger around the goal making him Sir Geoff’s pick to score first.
Huddersfield v Burnley (Wednesday, 19:45pm – Chris Wood)
In what could very well be a relegation six-pointer, winning this game is crucial for both sides in the quest to avoid the drop come the end of the season. New Zealand vice-captain Chris Wood doesn’t score many for Burnley but he’s a leader on and off the field and Sir Geoff thinks that the 27-year-old will rise to the occasion in this key fixture and open the scoring.
West Ham v Brighton (Wednesday, 12:00pm – Felipe Anderson)
Midfielder Felipe Anderson has enjoyed a pretty solid goal scoring record of late for West Ham and the Brazilian could well be set to notch another when his side host south coast outfit Brighton. The winger could further solidify his reputation at the London Stadium by being first on the scoresheet here.
Wolves v Crystal Palace (Wednesday, 19:45 – Andros Townsend)
Wolves continue to overachieve, enjoying a campaign that so far continues to exceed people’s expectations. While they’ve had some great results, including a victory in the reverse of this fixture, Sir Geoff reckons they could be in for a scare in the form of an Andros Townsend opener for the Eagles.
Newcastle v Man Utd (Wednesday, 19:45 – Anthony Martial)
Anthony Martial has popped up with the goals in key clashes this season, including against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. He has been one of United’s few shining lights in their worst ever start to a Premier League season and it’s likely that he will be the first man on the scoresheet again at St James’ Park.
Man City v Liverpool (Thursday, 20:00 – Raheem Sterling)
In what is being widely billed as the biggest game of the season so far, this top-of-the-table showdown will show us just who can step up when the pressure is really on. It was 0-0 in the game at Anfield back in October and England man Raheem Sterling will be looking to avoid another goalless match, with the winger expected to produce the goods.