How the Bookies See it
Andrea Dovizioso is showing superb form at present with top four finishes in his last four races, including wins in Spain and Italy. Dovizioso landed a podium spot in Germany last year when he finished third and is more than capable of producing another big ride on his return.
After enjoying a decent lead at the top of the standings, Maverick Vinales produced a disappointing performance in Barcelona, before failing to race in The Netherlands. He returns to a track where he has had little success, so it’s hard to find any positives ahead of this race.
A legend of the sport, Valentino Rossi returned to the podium with a win in The Netherlands to put himself back in the title race. However, you have to go back to 2009 for the last time Rossi won at Sachsenring, although he did finish third in 2015.
World Champion Marc Marquez has produced podium finishes in the last two races, finishing second in Barcelona, then third in The Netherlands. Having won this race for the last four years, this is certainly a track the Spaniard loves, meaning he is likely to be a big threat.
There is a new name at the top of the World Standings, with Italian Andrea Dovizioso taking the lead in the race for the title. The Italian has been in excellent form, consistently picking up big points in recent weeks. It is tight at the top though, with just eleven-points separating the top four, with the usual suspects of Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez all breathing down Dovizioso’s neck. These four dominate the market for Germany and, despite being fourth in the standings, Marc Marquez is the 13/8 favourite. Valentino Rossi is second favourite at odds of 11/2, with Dovizioso and Vinales joint third favourites at 6/1.
Taking into account that Marquez has rediscovered form of late and his record at this track over the last four years, it’s hard to look past him picking up another win. However, Dovizioso does looks at decent each-way bet at 6/1 for a podium finish.
That said, Danilo Petrucci landed our 40/1 gamble last week by winning at Assen, but it’s hard to see him repeating the feat. Instead, a flutter on Jorge Lorenzo to pinch a podium spot could be a tempting each-way bet at odds of 60/1.
- Sports.net’s Top Tip: Jorge Lorenzo to win (each-way) - 60/1 with Bet365
*Please note, odds may fluctuate.