The away side had the lead after seven minutes when Riki advanced into the Betis box before curling an effort into the top corner.
However, Betis were level early in the second period when Jorge Molina found the back of the net from close range.
Both sides had chances in an open second half, but neither could find the winning goal as the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
BETIS: Adrian; Perquis, Nacho, Chica, Amaya; Benat, Canas, Vadillo, Castro; Molina, Campbell
DEPORTIVO: Aranzubia; Pablo, Kaka, Aythami, Silvio; Valeron, Aguilar, Dominguez; Riki, Gama, Pizzi