The evolution experienced by Betis since the beginning of the season, both at a collective level and in the understanding of the style of play established by Quique Setién on the part of the players, has placed the Verdiblanco team in a privileged position to face with the maximum expectations the last quarter of the championship.
The European positions are within shooting range and the Thirteen Barras team will fight them to the end. A success that finds explanation in several aspects. One of them, without a doubt, is the enormous offensive power of the Verdiblancos. The Betis de Setién, with 49 goals in the first 29 days, is the third most-accomplished in the history of the club at this stage of the championship.
To find a higher goal figure after 29 matches, we have to go back to the 1996-97 season, with Serra Ferrer on the bench and Alfonso Pérez Muñoz as an offensive reference. That course, in which Betis ended up qualifying for the Recopa, had 64 goals by this time. The season finished in fourth position, with 81 goals scored (in a League of 22 teams, with 42 games).
Before, only in the 1958-59 season, with Antonio Barros leading, he had scored so much. That team, which finished the championship in sixth position, added 54 goals in its first 29 games (the same as at the end of the year, in a League of 30 days). With this offensive arsenal and the long-awaited balance found in recent weeks, those of Setién dream big and look at Europe.