Derby fans can start to dream that their humiliating record of the worst season in the history of Europe’s big five leagues could be broken in May. Almeria have picked up just six points in 23 games so far this season – all of those points coming from draws – and could eclipse the Rams’ record. Almeria recorded 41 points last season in La Liga but only survived the drop by just one point at the expense of Real Valladolid who were relegated with the highest number of points in over a decade.
This season has seen the Rojiblancos fail to get into any kind of form and they need a miracle to survive relegation. Another loss at home on Monday night against 5th place Athletic Bilbao will see them break that record. Another unwanted milestone they will match if they fail to beat Bilbao is the longest-ever winless run in Spain’s top-flight, currently held by Levante during a 27-game streak over the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.
The suggestion is that Almeria could soon get the rub of the green, or could just continue to throw games away with a toothless attack and calamitous defence – conceding the most in the league with 51 and scoring the fourth-lowest in the division. The question arises: Do you think Derby County’s lowest points record will ever be broken? Real Madrid needed a 99th-minute winner from Dani Carvajal to beat Almeria 3-2 in January at the Santiago Bernabeu, while second place Girona were lucky to secure a 0-0 draw last month as well.