Strong Barcelona team expected in FIFA Club World Cup clash
Champions League holders should demolish Qatari side en route to another final in Yokohama
Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate his line-up from that which won 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu over the weekend.
Despite this, the first eleven will still feature a wide array of international talent, including the likes of Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, Andres Iniesta and David Villa.
They are 1/20 to overcome an Al Sadd side whose most recognisable players are Algerian full back Nadir Belhadj and former Lyon and Galatasaray winger Kader Keita.
It is 9/1 that the teams play out a draw in 90 minutes, with an Al Sadd victory priced at an understandably huge 25/1.
In order to find better value on backing a Barcelona victory, score-line betting could prove the best method.
Whilst Barca are 1/7 to be leading at half-time and full-time, you can get 6/1 on a 4-0 win for the Spanish side, 16/1 on a 4-1 Catalan triumph, or for braver punters, it is 16/1 for Guardiola’s men to sweep everything before them with a 7-0 win.
Punters could also find value in looking at whether the total amount of goals scored in the game will be an even or odd number.
It is 9/10 an odd number of goals are scored, with 17/20 the price attributed to an even amount of strikes in the contest.
With an emphatic Barcelona win to be expected, it could pay dividends to take advantage of those 9/10 odds on an odd number of goals, covering punters for a 3-0, 5-0, or 7-0 Barcelona win.
The 3-0 and 5-0 score-lines in the Spanish giant’s favour are priced at 5/1 and 7/1 respectively.
Pedro’s incision along with the immense creativity of Iniesta, and unflappable nature of Villa’s finishing, makes this match seem almost like a foregone conclusion and the best way to make bigger profits from this game would appear to be by backing big Barcelona wins in the score-line markets.