La Liga's Almeria is on track to surpass Derby County's record for the worst top-flight season in Europe, with just six points and no wins from their first 23 games.

By the Numbers
  • Derby County's record: Worst season in 2007-08 with just 11 points
  • Almeria's current standing: Six points and no wins from 23 games
  • Almeria's winless streak: Tied for the longest winless start to a La Liga season at 23 games
  • If Almeria fails to win their next game, they will set the outright record
  • Potential to match La Liga's longest ever winless run at 27 games
Yes, But

Despite Almeria's poor results, they have shown signs of competitiveness against top opponents and are underperforming based on 'expected goals' data. The team struggles with poor finishing and calamitous defending.

State of Play
  • Almeria is under serious threat to break Derby County's record for the worst top-flight season in Europe
  • Their next game against Athletic Bilbao will determine if they set the outright record for the longest winless start to a La Liga season
  • Potential to match La Liga's longest ever winless run
  • Players and the manager have motivation to improve results for personal and team goals
What's Next

Almeria's upcoming games will determine if they hold the distinction of being the worst football team in Europe's elite top-flight history.

Bottom Line

Almeria's season is in jeopardy as they face the prospect of surpassing Derby County's record for the worst top-flight season, despite signs of competitiveness and underlying statistical performance that suggests they should not be in their current position.