Legendary former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi expects that the Serie A title race will come down to Inter Milan and Juventus.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, Sacchi also suggested that a lack of European football could prove an advantage for the Bianconeri.
This weekend has seemingly clarified things at the top of the Serie A table.
AC Milan and Napoli are not out of the title race yet. Far from it, there are still months to go in which to recover in the table.
But dropped points from both will have certainly come as welcome surprises for the two teams at the top.
And Inter and Juventus have both looked relentless at the top. They aren’t currently letting anyone else in to the fast lane.
Both the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri got the job done against newly-promoted opposition.
Juventus dispatched Cagliari on Saturday, whilst Inter responded with a win over Frosinone yesterday.
That makes it four wins from four in Serie A for each after the October break.
But both can’t keep their winning streaks alive after the November stop. The Nerazzurri travel to Turin for the first Derby d’Italia of the season immediately after the break.
And this one has the air of a potential title-decider.
Arrigo Sacchi Predicts Inter Vs Juvnetus Serie A Title Race
Sacchi writes that “It’s still early to say that the Scudetto race is a duel between Inter and Juventus. But there are several clues pointing in that direction.”
“The decisive matches tend to be in March and April, when the European competitions are in full swing and can start to take away energy,” he writes.
“But the Nerazzurri and Bianconeri, so far, have demonstrated consistency that puts them ahead of the other teams.”
Sacchi argues that the main rivals “Are often victims of incomprehensible stumbles and a lack of attention.”
“Moreover, compared to Inter, Juve have the advantage of not playing in Europe,” he noted. “This gives Allegri the chance to work with his squad during the week.”
The Bioanconeri “Can avoid long and stressful away trips.”
“On November 26, when the league season resumes after the international break, there will be a head-to-head clash in Turin.”
“That match will not show the whole truth yet,” Sacchi suggests. “But it will go some way towards pointing to which way things go.”