Real MadridTOSolari asks for energy and aggressiveness to avoid the jinx
Danger for Real Madrid, who is choked with New Year's grapes and it costs horrors to get something positive from the first meeting of LaLiga of the year when he has to do it outside his stadium. In fact,does not even reach 20% of victories as a visitor (8 of 41)to welcome January, which is very far from the best. In return, with its 17 tables reduces its percentage of losses. On the contrary, Real Madrid likes to receive the New Year playing at home, where they record only one defeat at home in the first game of LaLiga.
All these data are handled by Solari, who has a clear recipe to avoid the danger of the New Year: 2019: "We will try to change those statistics of the first games of the year, we face it with commitment, illusion, energy … The competition is not fixed in dates, in Christmas, New Year Kings … It is difficult for the little rest, but we are prepared ".
The problem is that whites play tomorrow at Villarreal's house, a dangerous match like few and that Solari has marked in red for some time. Because he knows that Madrid is struggling to start the year and because he worries about the hangover that the Club World Cup always leaves.
Madrid was disconnected before LaLiga to travel to Abu Dhabi, began the Christmas holidays later than any …There are several factors that make the coach of Madrid worried about the game against the Submarine, a meeting postponed by the World Cup and vital to remain hooked on LaLiga.
Real Madrid has three straight starts in the first game of the year without winning,statistic that confirms the bad white tendency after New Year's Eve. Last year was with Zinedine Zidane on the bench andthe whites tied two in Balaidos against Celta. In 2016, in the last game of Bentez in Madrid, it was Valencia who spoiled the Madrid debut with a two-goal draw. Yel ao earlier, it was also Valencia that ruined the white premiere by winning 2-1 at Ancelotti's Madrid, which has won the Club World Cup.
The 8 victories of 41 of Madrid when debuting far from the Bernabu are very poor compared to those of Barcelona and Atltico de Madrid.The azulgrana win 42.5% of their matches, while the rojiblancos win 32% of the time. Curiously, these two teams will also play their first game of the year away from home: the Bara against Getafe and the Atletico against Sevilla.
Madrid, who only win 19% of the games outside their annual debut, must start the year playing at home against Real, but the game suspended by the World Cup is what forces him to travel tomorrow to Villarreal. Without Florentino Prez, by the way, that has been some seasons without going to the box of the La Cermica stadium.
We say that Barcelona has better global numbers than Real Madrid, but things are not much better lately.The azulgrana have not been able to win in their last four outings(1-1 against Espanyol in 2012, 1-0 in Real's field in 2015, 0-0 again against the parakeets in 2016 and 1-1 against Villarreal in 2017), so the match of the day of Reyes, even if only for this dynamic, it does not seem like it will be a walk for Valverde's. In his favor, that s, thatGetafe struggle to win at home their first game of the year, having achieved only a triumph of seven. The two teams will try to break these statistics to start 2019 with a victory that allows them to take a run.
El Atltico, on the other hand, has two wins away from home(Mlaga 0-1 in 2014 and Eibar 0-2 in 2017),to which adds two other tables in a series of four debuts of year without losing out of home. Good omen before his game against Sevilla at Ramn Snchez Pizjun, on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. The Seville team, meanwhile, returns to play at home with the bitter memory of the 3-5 suffered in the derby against Betis a year ago, which ended a streak of 19 premieres of the year without losing at home.
Celta also does not like the change of year (27% of wins, 14 of 52) and even less of Valladolid (21%, 9 of 42),although being surrounded by their liking, things go much better.
Curious is the case of Eibar, who has lost in his only debut at home and has won the three from outside.Levante remain unbeaten at home(3 wins and 1 draw) and theThunderboltpresents good numbers as a stranger (3-2-3), similar to those of Villarreal, rival of Madrid, against their own (3-4-2).
Espanyol is the one that has lost the most times (42),although it has been three undefeated, and Valencia and Real Madrid equal … as kings of the draw (21). Athletic have only scored one goal in their last six long appearances beyond San Mams, with scoreless tables as the best result (Getafe 2012).
The national team of the League ends and the long-awaited competition returns with a premiere of the year that seems to balance the forces between the contenders more in keeping with the historical records.