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Jamie Carragher makes title prediction ahead of Arsenal vs Brighton and Manchester City vs Everton
Posted by  badge Boss on May 13, 2023 - 02:47AM
Jamie Carragher has made a big title prediction (Photo: Getty)

Jamie Carragher believes that will beat Arsenal to the title if they beat .

City travel to Goodison Park with a one point lead at the top of the table, with , who have played a game more, hosting Brighton later on Sunday.

Following this weekend, the Citizens take on , Brighton and Brentford while the Gunners play Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

On paper, City’s run-in is more difficult, especially with the huge Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid also to come, but Pep Guardiola’s men are still the overwhelming favourites to claim a fifth league title in six seasons.

And Carragher believes that while Everton will be a tricky fixture, if City get the three points they will win the title and maybe even the treble.

‘City’s recent win over Arsenal was the biggest game of the season in terms of the title race, but in a different way Sunday is even more significant,’ the Liverpool legend told .

‘Everton versus City is consequential in terms of the clubs’ place in history. A City Treble or Everton relegation would be their respective pinnacle and nadir. When did English football last host a game between two of its biggest, most historic clubs which carried such weight at both ends of the Premier League?

Everton host Man City off the back of thrashing Brighton 5-1 (Photo: Getty)

‘If there is a winner, the managers and players will say there is more to be done but supporters will feel like it is mission accomplished and celebrate like a cup final triumph.

‘It is impossible to see City dropping four points in any of their remaining games post-Goodison, and there is no way Everton are going down if they pull off an unlikely win. City are on the threshold of matching the most glorious chapter in English football.

‘After Goodison, the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid and FA Cup Final versus United will be the last obstacles to the Treble.

‘Given the timing in between two emotionally and physically demanding European games – and the context in terms of how fired up the opponent – the trip to Everton could be the toughest remaining game in City’s quest.

‘My suspicion is that Guardiola’s side will have to scrap as hard as they have had to all season to secure three points. If City win, there will no longer be a belief that they can win the Treble. It will become an expectation that they will do so.’

City have not lost a game in any competition since the start of February but will be wary of an Everton side that took a huge step towards survival last Monday by thrashing top four contenders Brighton 5-1.

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