Real Betis will kick off their new season with a home game against Elche on Monday night.
Real Betis finished fifth in the league last season - five points behind Sevilla. Six games were played by Real Betis throughout their rigorous preseason schedule, and they will come into this encounter after defeating Fiorentina 3-1 the previous weekend. They also will compete in the Europa League this season.
Elche finished 13th last season - just four points above the drop zone. Elche struggled on the road in the previous season, losing 12 of their 19 league games. This summer's preseason friendly did not go well for them either; they dropped two of their final three games to teams like FC Vartagena and Ibiza.
Real Betis have displayed some impressive offensive inspiration. I think it hard to overlook Real Betis in this matchup because they excelled in La Liga previous season. Elche have the ability to make it a difficult match, but I anticipate the Green and Whites to begin their season with a victory.
Pick: Real Betis -1