Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that the fixture list could be a point in Inter’s favour over the remaining matches of the Serie A season.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Sconcerti gave the view that the difficulty of the Nerazzurri’s remaining opponents could be an advantage for them in the title race.
The Nerazzurri are now in a race which looks clearly defined as being between three days and appears likely to go down to the wire.
Inter do not have to play any of their direct rivals over the remainder of the campaign, whilst the highest-placed side that they will have to meet are fifth-placed Roma.
The remainder of Inter’s matches will come against lower-midtable opposition, and this could be a major boon for their hopes, keeping in mind that these matches are far from guaranteed to be as straightforward as they look on paper.
“If we assign difficulty scores to each of the teams that the title rivals meet home and away,” he writes, “then the final standings would read Inter in first, Napoli in second, and Milan in third.”