Betis shaded the first period, but could not make the breakthrough with the two sides level at the interval.
The home side did find the back of the net in the second half, however, with a double from Ruben Castro securing all the points.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
BETIS: Adan; Juanfran, Amaya, N’Diaye, Jordi; Carlos, Reyes; Verdu, Salva, Chuli; Castro
ESPANYOL: Casilla; J. Lopez, Colotto, Moreno, Alvarez; Rodriguez, D. Lopez, Sanchez; Cordoba, Garcia, Simao
Betis can be seen going through their official warm-up here...
Calienta el Real Betis sobre el césped del Villamarín pic.twitter.com/eXr9tPLwAw— Real Betis Balompié (@RBetisOficial) February 2, 2014