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The Unbeatables – Sport’s Longest Streaks

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Apr 10, 2023

The Unbeatables – Sport’s Longest Streaks

One of the most exciting things about a football prediction game is that like most sports, football simply cannot be predicted. Even the most successful teams, on the longest of unbeaten streaks, will lose in the end, making football prediction games hard to predict.


Recently, as the Women’s World Cup approaches, and you start to make your selections for the Noise World Cup football prediction game, even the mighty Lionesses have lost their unbeaten run.


A loss for the lionesses

After a stunning run of thirty games without losing, including their memorable win at the Euros, the Lionesses suffered their first defeat under Sarina Wiegman this month. Their 2-0 loss to Australia was their first since Phil Neville’s last game in charge, way back in 2021.


In that time they played seven of the top ten sides in the world, won 26 games, including the Finalissima against Brazil at Wembley last month, and picked up four trophies. Now that’s the sort of form that would put England on anyone’s football prediction game list! Yet they lost, convincingly, to the tenth rated side in the world, despite playing at home, proving that in sport, literally anything can happen.


Football’s longest streaks

Arsenal are having a great season this year, but even their current winning form doesn’t compare to the famous ‘invincibles’. That Arsenal team went no less than 49 games without defeat in the premier league between 2003 and 2004, including an entire season without a single loss.


Arsenal’s women were once even more invincible than their male counterparts, going a staggering 108 games without loss between 2003 and 2009. The all-conquering team won the league twelve times in thirteen years between 2000 and 2012.


In Europe’s major leagues, AC Milan hold the record for the longest unbeaten streak, going 53 games without loss between 1991 and 1993. Elsewhere, Steaua Bucharest managed 104 games unbeaten in the Romanian league between 1986 and 1989, sweeping all before them.


Internationally, Italy hold the record for the most games unbeaten, going 37 games without loss between September 2018 and October 2021. Ironically, each side of this streak, they failed to qualify for the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022.


Streaks in other sports

Matching their footballing sisters, England Women’s Rugby team reached 30 games without loss before they were heartbreakingly beaten in the World Cup Final by New Zealand. New Zealand’s men, the All Blacks, hold the record on their side, with a streak of 23 games unbeaten from 1987 to 1990.


In tennis, Martina Navratilova holds the winning record at 74 matches, while Bjorn Borg won 53 matches on the trot before he was beaten by Jimmy Connors in the US Open Final in 1978.


Despite the huge demands of his event, 400 metre hurdler Ed Moses, was undefeated in almost ten years between 1977 and 1987, winning 122 straight races. Boxer Jimmy Wilde also reached three figures, going undefeated in 100 bouts from 1911.


However impressive these achievements may seem, all of these winning streaks pale into insignificance when you compare them to squash machine Jahangir Khan. Between 1981 and 1985, Khan won no less than 555 straight games on his way to six world titles.


Plan your winning streak

Everyone loves a winning streak, and you can give your team the chance to put together their own with the Noise Women’s World Cup football prediction game. Like all the best games, the football prediction game is easy to learn but fiendishly difficult to master.


As the FA Cup proves every year, form and status mean nothing in a knockout tournament, and shocks are always on the cards, so everyone has a chance, whoever they pick. After all, every single one of the unbeaten streaks we looked at above came to an end one day. The skill is predicting just when that will happen!


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