Penultimate pre-season friendly for Real Betis, who will seek their first victory of the summer against Real Zaragoza, who will face this Wednesday at the Ciudad de Málaga stadium as part of their arrange preparation in Marbella, where the Aragonese team is also located. The Betis team hasn’t won yet, but it’s true that the results are always the least important in pre-season, when it’s time to recharge the batteries, do lots of tests and grease the machines thinking about the tough and interesting competitive months ahead.
Two draws (Grödig and Olympique de Marseille) and two defeats (PSV and Brentford) add Betis, who in addition to this duel with Zaragoza will face Fiorentina next Saturday August 6 at 9:00 p.m. presentation at the Benito Villamarín to put an end to the pre- season.
Perhaps due to the workload of these weeks, when the legs are heavy and the rhythm is lacking, Betis have been seen as somewhat thick and dull in completing their attacking moves, although this shouldn’t be a problem since the block hasn’t changed much. and the team, last season, had a lot of offensive volume and efficiency against the opposing team. Question of getting back on track.
Facing Zaragoza, a match for which the presence of Canales is already expected, he has a new opportunity to continue to advance in his system while finding his best feelings. Three days before the match against Fiorentina, it remains to be seen what Pellegrini will do, whether he opts for an eleven with many heavyweights or mixes it up so as not to overload the players who should have a more important role against the Italian workforce. Luiz Felipe has started in the last two friendlies and Luiz Henrique has also remained immovable from the starting squad after his notorious departure against Grödig. Borjas Iglesias will return to one of his former sides, el maño, with whom he scored 22 second division goals in the 2017-18 season.
Real Zaragoza, a history of Spanish football, will compete again next season in the second division, in the SmartBank League, where they have played since 2013-14. Last year they finished tenth in the standings and this summer La Rioja’s Juan Carlos Carcedo, who was Unai Emery’s assistant coach for years, took over the reins of the team. Among the Zaragoza player signings are some Atlético de Madrid players, Morcillo and Giuliano Simeone, and former Verdiblanco goalkeeper Dani Rebollo. Another exbetic, Juanjo Narváez, also militates in the Aragonese discipline.
Last Sunday in Marbella they won against Saudi Al-Shabab after a comeback with goals from Jair and Azón. On Monday, however, he lost 1-2 with Al-Nassr. It will be the sixth friendly match for Zaragoza and the fifth for Betis, which in these few weeks before the start of the league is advancing and accelerating both in terms of planning, to make room for new signings, and in terms of sportsman to put the pieces together and for the team to gradually pick up the thread of their football from last season’s success.
The two teams meet seven years later. The last game was played at the Benito Villamarín in the 2014-2015 season, where Pepe Mel’s men settled the game from minute 1 when Verdiblanca legend Rubén Castro scored the opening goal. The zaragocistas came out with a resounding 4-0 defeat. It will be in this game where Real Zaragoza are looking to end the pre-season with good feelings.
Time and date: What time is Betis v Zaragoza played?
Real Betis and Real Zaragoza will face off this Wednesday, August 3 from 7:00 p.m. at the Ciudad de Málaga stadium.
Television: Where to watch Betis – Zaragoza?
The friendly match between Manuel Pellegrini’s team and Juan Carlos Carcedo’s team will be broadcast live on Betis TV.
Internet: How to follow Betis – Zaragoza?
The meeting between Verdiblancos and Zaragoza can be followed online in two ways. First, from this same website: Alfinaldelapalmera.com, where we will tell the match live and minute by minute. Also through ABC Seville. On both sites, in addition to the progress of the clash, you can read statistics, comments, chronicles, summaries, videos and everything related to this friendly match of the Verdiblanca pre-season.