Leeds United play their fourth pre-season friendly in five days on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Loughborough University to face Real Betis.
A busy week of pre-season preparation has seen Leeds’ senior and under-23s sides alternate, with the youngsters taking on Guiseley and Fleetwood Town, while Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team stars will face Betis after turning out at Ewood Park in a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers.
Although Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost to Derby County this week, the LaLiga side should offer Leeds their sternest test of the summer so far, with clashes against Ajax and Villarreal set to follow over the next week.
Here are all the details you need to know to follow the action.
When is the match?
Leeds take on Real Betis on Saturday, July 31 at Loughborough University. The match is a 12.30pm kick-off.
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Are fans allowed in? And are tickets available?
Yes, fans will be in attendance at the neurtal venue which is being used while the new Elland Road pitch is installed.
Leeds were given an allocation of 1,700 tickets, which have all sold out.
Can I stream Leeds vs Real Betis?
Yes. If you do not have tickets to the game then you will be able to stream it through the LIVENow platform that has been showing Leeds’ pre-season fixtures this summer.
There is a package available to supporters where they are able to purchase access to all five friendlies that have followed the Guiseley match for £12.99. Alternatively, access to the Betis match on its own can be purchased for £2.99.
This can be watched on a number of different devices through the LIVENow website and app.
What is the early team news for Leeds vs Real Betis?
Following the friendly against Fleetwood on Friday night which saw a under-23s side turn out, a totally different squad is expected to be chosen from against the Spanish outfit.
It is likely that the team will resemble the formation and personnel that Bielsa will want to select for the Premier League opener against Manchester United.
The fixture in front of the supporters provides a great opportunity for Junior Firpo to be introduced to his new fans as he continues to familiarise himself with the Leeds playing style.
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