Premier League predictions: Neville and Carragher sound off ahead of 2022/23 season

Premier League predictions: Neville & Carragher sound off ahead of 2022/23 season

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.

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Harry Kane or Erling Haaland: Who will score more goals?

Neville: Kane

Carragher: Haaland

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

Pep Guardiola: Premier League trophy
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates with the Premier League trophy after their side finished the season as Premier League champions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Spurs or Arsenal: Who will finish higher?

Neville: Spurs

Carragher: Spurs

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.”

Erik ten Hag chats to his Manchester United team, including Cristiano Ronaldo
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag chats with Christiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Manchester United and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on July 31, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Who will finish higher: Gerrard (at Aston Villa) or Lampard (at Everton)?

Neville: Gerrard

Carragher: Gerrard

Raheem Sterling or Gabriel Jesus: Who will score more goals?

Neville: Jesus

Carragher: Jesus

Will Newcastle qualify for Europe?

Neville: No

Carragher: No

Premier League Golden Boot quiz: Can you answer these 20 questions?

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Which player has won the most Premier League Golden Boot awards (4)?

Who will finish higher: Crystal Palace or Brighton?

Neville: Palace

Carragher: Brighton

Highest-placed Midlands team: Villa, Forest, Leicester or Wolves?

Neville: Wolves

Carragher: Leicester

Who will stay up – if any: Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth or Fulham?

Neville: Fulham

Carragher: Nottingham Forest

Jesse Lingard: Nottingham Forest
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Jesse Lingard of Nottingham Forest is challenged by Hugo Guillamon of Valencia during the pre-season match between Nottingham Forest and Valencia at Meadow Lane on July 30, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

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.

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