The Real Betis, who have won 8 of their last 11 matches for League, will try to achieve Sunday in the Martinez Valero from Elche a new victory that would allow him to equal the second best series of triumphs in his history in twelve games, since only in the 1934/35 season, when he was proclaimed League champion under the command of Patrick O’Connell, achieved a better mark, by winning 10 of the first 12 games in the League, which allowed him to be the leader from the third match to the last, when he was proclaimed champion by winning in the Old Fields of Sport del Sardinero (0-5) and be one point ahead of Real Madrid.
In that 1934/35 season, Betis added two defeats and a draw on matchdays 13, 14 and 15, so the Verdiblancos have the option of matching the best historical series of victories if they now win the next two games and establish a new if they are capable of winning a third, against Elche, Atlético and Athletic, the latter two at Benito Villamarín, who are the rivals who will be measured after the league break.
In the 2017/18 season, Betis, under the command of Quique Setién, equaled the best consecutive winning streak in its history – six, achieved in the 1959/60 campaign – and was able to add 9 victories in 12 games, in the which to date is the second best record of victories in the club’s history, which Manuel Pellegrini’s men can match by beating Elche on Sunday.
The record for points in a season is held by Real Betis in the 77 added (in 42 games) in 1996/97, when they ended up tied with third place, RC Deportivo. That campaign, under the command of Lorenzo Serra, the best series of victories in LaLIga was 8 in 11 games, between the 12th and 23rd matchdays and five in a row between the 27th and 30th matches, with one match postponed through the 19th in Gijón .