With the European classification in the pocket since last Monday, Betis faces the last three days of the championship with several goals. Some, of group, like sealing the fifth place or establishing new records for the club. Others, invidivuales, with the canary Rubén Castro as protagonist. And there are also some sentimental characters, with the last Sevillian derby of the course on the horizon …
The fifth place
Due to prestige and economic issues arising from the distribution of television rights of the centralized sale of LaLiga, Betis seeks to consolidate the fifth position in the classification it currently occupies, with five and 11 points respectively over Villarreal and Sevilla, both with a match less. The difference between the fifth and the sixth place exceeds 6 million euros in revenue.
The best Betis of the century
The Verdiblancos are one win away from equaling their best score so far this century. With 59 points they have reached the record they achieved in 2001-02, with Juande on the bench, and they are only three points out of the 62 that they added in 2004-05, led by Serra Ferrer. That year, this score allowed them to qualify for the Champions League.
A for the goal-scorer record
With 56 goals scored in the 35 league games played to date, Setién’s have already equaled the number they achieved in the 2002-03 season and are a bit short of tracing the 2012-13 record. The record so far in the 21st century, which they achieved in the 2004-05 campaign with 62 goals, is a shot of six. They need an average of
Rubén Castro, for Rincón
The circumstances of the last matches and the tough competition up front have prevented Rubén Castro from enjoying too many minutes of play. But the possibility of equaling or exceeding the record of goals of Poli Rincon, with 78 goals with Betis First, is in the mind of Setién, who seeks the ideal time for the canary to have his chance.
And of course, the derby …
After the 3-5 of the first round, the Verdiblancos seek to endorse their great course with another victory against their eternal rival in Benito Villamarín, on the penultimate day of the championship. A match in which the Nervionians could be even playing the European classification, depending on what they do this Friday against Real and on Wednesday in the game postponed against Real Madrid.two goals per match to reach it.