England World Cup winner, and scorer of THAT infamour hat-trick, 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.
That happened last weekend, as the England legend correctly called Marko Arnautovic, Pedro, Andre Gray and Sergio Aguero as first goalscorers in his picks – meaning everyone who played Grosvenor Goals won a free bet!
Here are his selections for Game Week Three – how will he get on?
Wolves v Man City (Sat, 12.30) – Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva netted in City’s opener against Arsenal and looks to be a key player in Pep Guardiola’s plans this term, especially with Kevin De Bruyne out. The Portuguese midfielder has scored 10 goals for City and will hope to add to that tally against Wolves.
Arsenal v West Ham (Sat, 3.00) – Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang
Since his Premier League debut in February, only Mo Salah has had more big chances than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Gabonese striker netting 10 times in 13 games for the Gunners last season. Despite failing to score so far this season, he should have plenty of opportunities to get off the mark against a leaky West Ham defence.
Bournemouth v Everton (Sat 3.00) – Nathan Ake
Bournemouth have got off to a flyer, winning their opening two games, and will look to make it a third at home to Everton. Nathan Ake is always a threat from set pieces, scoring twice last season, and is fancied by Sir Geoff to open his account for the season here.
Huddersfield v Cardiff (Sat, 3.00) – Steve Mounie
Steve Mounie was Huddersfield’s top scorer with seven last season, and could make an impact for the Terriers against Cardiff. After getting little change out of Chelsea or Manchester City in their first two games, this could be an opportunity for the Benin international against newly promoted Bluebirds.
Southampton v Leicester (Sat, 3.00) – Danny Ings
Danny Ings opened his Southampton account with a goal against Everton last weekend, and is after his first home goal against Leicester. The England international’s last few seasons have been decimated by injury, but he’ll hope to regain the form that earned him a move to Liverpool for the Saints.
Liverpool v Brighton (Sat, 5.30) – Roberto Firmino
Both Salah and Sadio Mane have scored this season for Liverpool – all that’s remaining is for the third member of the holy trinity to find the net. Roberto Firmino scored 28 times last season, including two against Brighton, and he could put the Seagulls to the sword once again.
Watford v Crystal Palace (Sun, 1.30) – Andre Gray
Andre Gray’s first season at Watford wasn’t an especially happy one, scoring just five times, but he got off the mark for the season against former club Burnley last week. In a buoyant Watford side, he’s backed by Sir Geoff to find the net once again against Crystal Palace.
Fulham v Burnley (Sun, 1.30) – Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon set the Championship alight last season with 15 goals – incredible considering he is just 18 years old. The Fulham wonderkid is yet to score in the Premier League, but that could change against Burnley on Sunday – Sir Geoff is backing him to net first at Craven Cottage.
Newcastle v Chelsea (Sun, 4.00) – Marcos Alonso
No defender has scored more in the past two seasons than Marcos Alonso – and his move from left wing-back to left back hasn’t curtailed his attacking instincts. The Spaniard scored a late winner against Arsenal last week, and after 15 goals in his time at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea man could add another against Newcastle.
Man United v Tottenham (Mon, 8.00) – Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku netted his first goal of the campaign against Brighton last weekend, to go with his 27 from last season, and four at the World Cup for Belgium. There aren’t as many strikers in the world as lethal as Lukaku and he could make the difference in Monday night’s clash against Tottenham.