The debate is on, regarding who has the longest unbeaten run in the domestic competitions in Europe. Recently, French side Reims had their run brought to a halt by Olympique Marseille in a 2-1 comeback win in Ligue 1. Napoli, one of the top performers in Europe this season, also recently suffered defeat in Serie A and while they still hold a place among the teams with the best form in Italy, and Europe.
The one side that is undoubtedly carrying the best form in Europe at the moment is Feyenoord, who seem to be on course for their first league title in about six years. With just one loss in the Eredivisie this season, it is hard not to place Feyenoord among the best in the continent. As at March 20, they had only lost once in the league, and the 3-2 win over giants Ajax confirmed their dominance in the Eredivisie this season.
Feyenoord have managed to break the PSV and Ajax dominance of the league and generally Dutch football. With a six-point lead over Ajax, and having already played the two giants, the Rotterdam side’s title charge seems unstoppable. They’ve stepped up well and their rise is a great addition to spice up the Dutch league.
Feyenoord will go into the international break comfortable at the top of the league standings, unbeaten in 19 league matches and 21 in all competitions. In their current form, it is expected that on SportyTrader, the analysis of the Eredivisie odds for the following matches after the break will put them as favorites. Feyenoord last lost in October, and it wasn’t a domestic game, they lost to Sturm Graz in the Europa League.
They remain in contention for silverware in three different competitions. After thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 7-1 in the Europa League round of 16, Feyenoord will be eyeing Roma’s scalp in the quarters and hope to go all the way. They still have a potential meeting with PSV in the Dutch Cup final but to get there, they first have to see off Ajax in another meeting this season, in the semi finals of the Dutch Cup.
Feyenoord leads a list of elite clubs on unbeaten runs and chasing silverware, topping them being Manchester City, contenders for silverware on three different fronts. Manchester City are in the chase for the Premier League title, Champions League and the FA Cup. They have a long way to go but they have the quality to go the distance.
Borussia Dortmund are on 10 matches unbeaten in the league ahead of the international break and are top of the German Bundesliga. They’ve won nine of those 10 games, all which have come in 2023. Their next two matches after the break will determine their season, as they face champions Bayern Munich then Leipzig in the cup game.
In Spain, Atletico Madrid have a top four place in La Liga to play for. They are out of the Copa del Rey and Champions League. In La Liga, they are 17 points behind leaders Barcelona but they have a 10-game unbeaten run going into the international break. Realistically, only a top four finish looks like a viable target.