Cardiff City host La Liga's Real Betis in last warm-up

Real Betis celebrate qualifying for the 2018-19 Europa League after beating Sevilla in May
Real Betis celebrate qualifying for the 2018-19 Europa League after beating Sevilla in May

Cardiff City will host Real Betis in their final warm-up before the Bluebirds' Premier League season begins.

The La Liga club will be at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, 4 August.

Cardiff's pre-season schedule starts against Taffs Well before touring Cornwall and Devon.

The Bluebirds beat the Welsh League Division One side 1-0 last year, in a season that was to culminate in winning promotion to the Premier League.

After the friendly at Rhiw'r Ddar on Friday 13 July, the Bluebirds will play Tavistock, Bodmin Town and Torquay United.

The Cardiff Under-23 side will also be playing four games on the mini-tour.

"After last summer, we decided to continue my lovely relationship with Cornwall for a week," Cardiff manager Neil Warnock told the club website.

"This time the Under-23s will be playing every other night along with the first team, so that everyone in the squad can get enough minutes under their belt that week.

"Last year was a success and I'm expecting even more of our fans to come down for a holiday!"

Cardiff pre-season schedule (19:00 BST kick-off unless stated; all fixtures subject to change):

Friday, 13 July - Taffs Well FC v Cardiff City, Rhiw'r Ddar.

Sunday, 15 July - Truro City v Cardiff City U23, Treyew Road (14:00 BST).

Monday, 16 July - Tavistock AFC v Cardiff City, Langsford Park.

Tuesday, 17 July - AFC St Austell v Cardiff City U23, Poltair Park.

Wednesday, 18 July - Bodmin Town v Cardiff City, Priory Park.

Thursday, 19 July - Porthleven FC v Cardiff City U23, Gala Parc.

Friday, 20 July - Torquay United v Cardiff City, Plainmoor.

Saturda,y 21 July - Liskeard Athletic v Cardiff City U23, Lux Park (14:00 BST).

Wednesday, 25 July - Rotherham United v Cardiff City, New York Stadium (19:45 BST)

Saturday, 28 July - Burton Albion v Cardiff City, Pirelli Stadium (14:00 BST)

Saturday, 28 July - Hereford FC v Cardiff City XI, Edgar Street (15:00 BST)

Saturday, 4 August - Cardiff City v Real Betis, Cardiff City Stadium (17:15 BST)

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