PREVIEW. 02/01/2022. Alberto Navarro
Real Madrid head to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez today for their first fixture of the new year. The LaLiga leaders take on Getafe on matchday 19 (2:00pm CET) looking to kick 2022 off with a win to continue an incredible run of form which has seen them go unbeaten in their last 15 games (13 wins and 2 draws).
Our team's numbers on the road are a reflection of their impressive campaign so far. The madridistas have picked up seven successive wins on their travels (5 in LaLiga), finding the net in their last 13 games away from home. Indeed, Madrid are the best team in the championship on opposition territory, having clinched 8 wins, 1 draw and just 1 defeat, scoring 23 goals in the process.
Video.The league leaders get the new year underway at Getafe
“It's a crucial spell for us", stated Ancelotti in the pre-match press conference, ahead of a demanding January which sees Real Madrid in action across three different competitions: LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup. The Italian coach's squad for the game includes the league's leading marksman, Karim Benzema, who has found the net 15 times already. The Frenchman needs just one more to reach the 300-mark for our team.
Getafe beat Osasuna last time out (1-0) and are on a five-match unbeaten run in LaLiga: two wins and three draws. With five goals to his name, Enes Ünal is their leading scorer, while they sit in sixteenth place in the table. This game is sure to bring one streak to an end - the hosts are unbeaten in their last four home games (3 wins and 1 draw), while Ancelotti's charges have won all of their last seven on the road.