Betis looking to repeat last season as they host Levante on opening day


Real Betis host Levante as the 2018/19 La Liga season is set to begin this weekend. Betis finished sixth last season reaching the UEFA Europa League group stages while Levante avoided relegation by 17 points finishing 15th.

Who’s in better form?

Betis lost just once in 11 pre-season games winning eight and drawing twice also and have won their last four heading into the season. They scored 24 goals and conceded 11 times in this summer’s preparations.

Levante won just once in seven, drawing three and losing three as well. They come into this weekend after a 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza.

Head to head?

Betis have six wins in the last eight meetings against Levante. The Granotas haven’t won against Betis since 2012 when they won 3-1 and the last meeting between the sides came  in February when Betis won 2-0.

Team news?

Real Betis: Joaquin is doubtful while Sergio Canales and big-money signing William Carvalho are set to make their debuts.

Levante: Moses Simon is doubtful while Erick Cabaco is suspended. It is unlikely whether Jason and Ruben Rochina will start up top.

When, where, and how can you watch?

Kick off is at 4:15 p.m. EST. on Fri. Aug. 17. at the Estadio Benita Villamarin. The game will be televised in Canada on BeIN Sports.

Fun facts:

Levante are heading into their 12th La Liga season and are winless in every opening game, drawing five and losing six.

Real Betis are unbeaten in their last six home games; winning four and drawing six.


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