With mere hours to go until the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season, Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville have given their predictions on a number of key talking points ahead of the new campaign.
As part of a live fan debate edition of his YouTube show The Overlap, Neville and Carragher faced a quick-fire round of 10 questions posed by former Love Island contestant Josh Denzel.
The two former rivals are well-known for not seeing eye-to-eye on things – and this segment was no exception in places.
However, there were a few topics discussed that the ex-Manchester United and Liverpool men were in absolute agreement on. A rare sight indeed.
You can check out the full discussion at the bottom of this article, but here is how the pair responded on some of the burning issues before Friday evening’s big kick-off between Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
Harry Kane or Erling Haaland: Who will score more goals?
Neville expanded on his reponse, stating: “I’m just more sure that Harry will hit a number. I don’t know what Haaland is going to do. It could be 40 [goals], could be 18 or 20… I don’t know.”
Manchester City or Liverpool: Who will win more trophies?
Neville: Man City
Carragher: Man City
Spurs or Arsenal: Who will finish higher?
Where will Manchester United finish? Top four or top six?
Neville: Top four?
Carragher: Top six
Neville: “I’m gonna put them as my fourth team…”
Carragher (interrupting): “Every year this happens!”
Neville: “I always have to have United fourth, but I do think they’ll finish fifth or sixth.”
Who will finish higher: Gerrard (at Aston Villa) or Lampard (at Everton)?
Raheem Sterling or Gabriel Jesus: Who will score more goals?
Will Newcastle qualify for Europe?
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Who will finish higher: Crystal Palace or Brighton?
Highest-placed Midlands team: Villa, Forest, Leicester or Wolves?
Who will stay up – if any: Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth or Fulham?
Carragher: Nottingham Forest
Neville said: “Bournemouth, I don’t think. Forest? No. I think Fulham. Don’t know why I’m saying that!
“All three could go down. We’re getting to a point now where the parachute [payment] clubs are coming up and the ones that came up [the previous season] are going down.
“It’s getting more and more predictable. It’s a monumental economic advantage to have those payments in the Championship.
“And – if you come up – most clubs are not going for it now… club’s aren’t as willing to gamble as they used to be.
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“I actually think it’s an event now for a promoted side to win a Premier League game. You saw it with Brentford last season. Every time the won a game it was like this unbelievable feeling. It was like that with Burnley for seven or eight years until they got relegated.”
We don’t have long to wait until all the talking ends. The 2022/23 Premier League season promises to be a corker and we can’t wait.