Former Italy striker Luca Toni believes that the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Juventus won’t decide the title race.
The former Bayern Munich man spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCinterNews, predicting a title race that will go the difference.
Inter and Juventus will meet at the San Siro in less than two weeks.
That match will see first and second in the table meet without a doubt.
At the moment Juventus are top of the table. The Bianconeri went ahead of Inter temporarily with their 3-0 win over Lecce on the weekend.
However, Inter do have a game in hand against Atalanta.
But one way or the other, the two teams should not likely be separated by more than a point or two at the start of their match next month.
The last time the two sides faced off, the scoreline was 1-1. Both teams played a fairly cagey match, ending in a tight, tense draw.
And now, the sense is that the second meeting between the two of the season could be the one to push the title race in one direction or another.
Luca Toni: Inter Vs Juventus Direct Clash Won’t Be Decisive For Serie A Title Race
Toni isn’t so sure, though. “Juve are ‘virtually’ in the lead because Inter have a game in hand due to the Supercoppa Italiana,” he said.
“I don’t think the head-to-head clash will put an end to the Scudetto race,” he went on.
The former striker argued that “I would imagine that they will be going head-to-head all the way until May.”
“Inter are a very strong side,” Toni noted.
“But we have to see how they’ll react once the Champions League starts back up.”
“They should have two good matches on the way against Atletico Madrid in the round of sixteen.”