Valerenga-Barcelona Betting Preview: Catalans set for first pre-season win at Ullevall Stadion

The Spanish outfit will be hoping to put aside their disappointing showing against Bayern Munich to secure first victory in their pre-season outing

In the wake of their 2-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena against reigning European champions, Blaugrana continue their build up to the incoming season as the battle Norwegian league side, Valerenga.

Coach Gerardo Martino who was unveiled on Friday afternoon will not be taking charge of this encounter as Rubi and Jordi Roura will lead the team for the second match in succession.

Barcelona, however, are clear favorites with Ladbrokes pricing them at 1/5 (1.2) to secure a win, while the home team that currently sits in eighth place in the Tippeligaen can be backed at 9/1 (10.00) to upstage the former Champions League kings, a result that will their seventh win in 17 games.

The draw is a 9/2 (5.5) play with the same bookie.

The Norwegian side currently languishing in mid-table with just 21 points is expected to line up their strongest squad in order to get them in proper shape for their league game against Sarpsborb 08 on Monday night.

With first-team players like Andres Iniesta, Pique and the newly signed Neymar still on holiday given their involvement in the Confederations Cup, the Catalans could be tempted to start the attacking trio of Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi and Cristian Tello upfront.

Backing both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) may prove a right choice for punters as both teams are expected to parade their best marksmen.

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