There we have it, all the pre-season friendlies have been played. Betis finished proceedings with a mini-tournament for the Trofeo Carranza.

They took on Granada on Friday, which (I apologise for using an overused cliche) certainly was a game of two halves. First half was terrible and ended with Granada leading 1-0. Second half was much better and saw Betis run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from the deadly duo of Molina and Rubén Castro.

I am still worried that these two are pretty much the only players who look likely to score more than a handful of goals. 

A win on Friday meant that they were through to the final to be played against Atlético Madrid. For some reason Pepe Mel but a second string line-up out, when really it would have been more beneficial to player a team that may realistically start the season, considering it is only a week away. 

Betis didn’t play great and lost 3-0. They certainly deserved to lose but Pepe Mel said his team were better than the scoreline suggested. That may be true but the jury is out.

How will Betis perform next week againsg Villarreal? My guess is that only the higher beings will know. Ever since I have started watching Betis, every time they have been in La Liga, they have been predictable unpredictable. 

Looks like we could be in for another highly entertain, if not a little frustrating, season. One thing is clear though, it is fantastic to say we’re a La Liga team once more and kick off is less than a week away!

More news to come midweek.