Two of last season’s promoted teams from Segunda Division meet here on the ‘opening’ weekend of La Liga and taking points from each other could prove very important come the season’s end.
Home supremacy was the order of the day between these two last season, Granada winning 3-0 at Nuevo Los Cármenes. Granada are 29/20 with William Hill to win again on Saturday while another 3-0 is 25/1 with Paddy Power.
Granada’s success is dependent on their ties with Udinese with no less than 12 players from the Italian club helping Granada into the Primera Division last season. Real Betis, champions last year, are 19/10 with bet365 to snatch a win but it’s the draw which holds much more appeal at 23/10 with Ladbrokes.
Betis have the experience at this level (and a few handy signings) so should hold their own in this game with Granada’s home advantage cancelling out a threat of an away win. A 1-1 encounter is 11/2 with Totesport while make it 17/20 for both teams to score.