Thursday March 31 2011
Prandelli: 'Milan derby can be vital'

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has given his prediction on the Milan derby. “Whoever wins gets very close to the Scudetto.”

Only two points separate Milan and Inter at the top of the table going into Saturday night's San Siro showdown.

“Whoever wins the Milan derby gets very close to the Scudetto,” said Azzurri boss Prandelli.

“The victor will have a much better chance of taking the title, but right now their odds are 50-50.”

Meanwhile, Prandelli has won the first edition of the Enzo Bearzot Award for his “moral qualities and ethical values in his club management career and now with the Nazionale.”