Sunderland confirm Real Betis friendly match

Gus Poyet.
Gus Poyet.

SUNDERLAND will face Spanish side Real Betis in the dress rehearsal for their Premier League campaign after the Black Cats confirmed a seventh pre-season friendly.

Betis, who finished bottom of La Liga last season, will face Sunderland at Bishop Auckland’s Heritage Park on Thursday, August 7 (kick-off 7.30pm).

The game comes four days after Sunderland return from their pre-season trip to Portugal and is likely to be their final friendly before the Premier League gets underway on August 16.

Tickets for the game are priced at £15 for adults and £5 for concessions. Purchasing details will be announced in due course.