REAL BETIS - RECREATIVO
Betis have had the cheque book out recently and completed the signings of Mehmet Aurelio, Achille Emana, Fabian Monzon, Juanma and Nelson , however, Aurelio only received international clearance on Monday and the others only joined up with the squad this week. These will surely need a little longer to gel with their team mates and the hosts are missing Rafael Sobis, Mark Gonzalez, Edu, Jose Mari and David Odonkor , which is going to leave them very short of options upfront.
Recreativo sold Pongolle and Martins, but have spent wisely, especially in the signing of Sebastian Nayar from Boca Juniors, who will add a little steel to the centre of midfield and certainly gives them a very solid look. This game should be very tight and I guess that a draw would not be too disappointing for either team, Betis will certainly improve once they have a full squad to choose from.
5.5 points Recreativo +1/2 1.93 asian line.