AC Milan Get The Edge In The Three-Way Italian Title Race
At a time when many leagues in Europe have seen the title race fizzle out into a dull affair, the Italian Serie A promises to be quite different. AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Napoli has firmly put Milan back in the race for the title. Stefano Pioli’s men are a couple of points ahead of the chasing pack, which comprises of Napoli and Inter Milan, whilst having played a game more. The late winner from Olivier Giroud, who signed for peanuts from Chelsea, might grow to be the decisive point in the title race. Even though Milan have taken a lead for the time being, the Italian Serie A race this season promises to be the most interesting of the lot, as per odds on betstation.com.
After years of failing to sustain a title challenge throughout the season, Napoli are finally showing signs of promise in the 2021-22 season. Inter appeared to be a dominant force only for the team to go through a dull patch of form in recent weeks. The Nerazzurri still have the title race in their own hands, but it is unmistakable that they have lost momentum. Napoli will be able to come back into the title race despite the home defeat, but whether they have the heart to recover from a Europa League exit and the loss to Milan remains to be seen. Even though the team managed a victory over Lazio, there were plenty of moments where Napoli struggled big-time.
Even though Inter Milan were going through a difficult patch of form, the club has certainly put an end to the same with back-to-back wins. The midweek win over Liverpool might not have helped Inter get into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but it gives them in a very good spot as far as bringing them back to the top of the table. The form of Lautaro Martinez will be a huge boost for Inter.
Perhaps, one of the deciding factors in the title race could have been the potential continuation of European games for two of the three clubs in the form of Napoli and Inter. However, both teams dropping out of Europe means that Milan do not have a big advantage on this front.
Even though the focus happens to be entirely on the trio of AC Milan, Napoli, and Inter Milan, it would also be extremely wrong to rule out Juventus from making a push for the title. The recent win over Spezia means that Juventus are unbeaten in the league since the loss to Atalanta back in November.
Juventus are seven points away from the top and expecting two teams to drop points between now and the end of the season is the only sticking point. Juventus also have Champions League commitments that come their way with a game against Villarreal. Depending on the result against the Spanish outfit, Juventus can end up in the latter stages of the competition which can further take away their concentration from the league title race.
All these put AC Milan in a very good spot to pick up the first league title since the days of Massimiliano Allegri in the 2010-11 campaign.