As the La Liga season finally gets ready to kick off in earnest, Friday nights offers us a very exciting Real Betis side to kick things off. Fresh from an imperious summer transfer window, Betis start the season against a Levante side who love to crash parties. Can the Valencian outfit get anything from a Betis side looking to improve upon last year?
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With new signings all over the place, expect the impressive Betis to come into this one flying. William Carvalho is the pick of the new signings, with some other impressive names like Joao Mario being linked.
For this game, expect Betis and Quique Setien to go with a 3-4-3, with Loren Moron up top flanked by new boy Sergio Canales and Ryad Boudebouz. Club legend Joaquin is out of this one, as is Cristian Tello and Javi Garcia.
Levante meanwhile are missing a few important players, with Armando Sadiku and Emmanuel Boateng both out for this one. They should go with a standard 4-2-3-1, with Enis Bardhi probably their go-to threat from midfield.
The Macedonian is an impressive presence, and offered some great showings last year. At the back, expect Coke to offer experience, while Roger Marti will be tasked with getting the goals.
We expect Betis to kick things off with a win. With Carvalho in midfield, we also expect that Betis will have more of a shield this year and might avoid so many high-scoring ties.