With only eight points after 19 Ligue 1 days, Angers could beat Lens’ sad record, which ended a season with just 17 points.
Angers on the hunt for records? Nothing is going well at the SCO. 15 defeats in 19 Ligue 1 games, 41 goals conceded and the worst defense in the championship. A coach quickly thanked. On November 23, Gérald Baticle was asked to pack his bags.
After a weak start to the season with two wins and two draws in the first eight days, Angers has liquefied. The SCO remains on a series of eleven defeats in the league and has not left the red lantern since the 12th day. The electroshock hoped for by the establishment at the head of the first team of Abdel Bouhazama did not work. The Maine-et-Loire club is heading straight into Ligue 2, and in great widths!
Despite a catastrophic start to the season, Angers is “only” five points behind Auxerre, 19th, and seven over Strasbourg, the first non-relegation player. The SCO is then slowly but surely approaching the worst record in the history of Ligue 1.
Other records to chase
This sad record belongs to Lens. At the end of the 1988-1989 season, the Sang et Or had taken only 17 points before logically leaving the elite. No club has done better in the top flight since the introduction of the three-point win. With eight points at the halfway mark, Angers is within the times of this record.
Lens could have been dethroned a few years ago. After the 2015-2016 season, Troyes had only obtained 18 points. But for the SCO version 2022-2023, other performances are to be beaten. Starting with the number of losses in a row. A record dating back to 1934 achieved by CA Paris with 12 straight losses in the league. A statistic equalized by Dijon during the 2020-2021 season.
Angers could therefore equal this series this weekend. On the occasion of the 20th day, the last of Ligue 1 receives Brest (17th), in a match of the few between relegated. This season, the SCO can also aim for the record for the most defeats after 38 days set by AS Troyes Sainte-Savine during the 1960-1961 vintage, with 28 losses to their credit. With 15 defeats, the 2022-2023 version of the Blacks and Whites are once again in the nails and could break all records at the end of the season.