MotoGP German Grand Prix 2018 Preview and Betting Odds

MotoGP
Wednesday 11th July 2018, 03:48 PM


Germany welcomes the riders of the 2018 MotoGP Championship to the Sachsenring for race nine of the season, the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The contest takes place on Sunday 15th July with Marc Marquez enjoying a huge 41-point lead at the head of the World Standings. Valentino Rossi currently sits in second place, six-points ahead of third-placed Maverick Vinales.  

The Sachsenring sits 8km west of the town of Chemnitz with the area hosting races since the 1920’s. Today’s modern track was built in 1996 and hosted its first MotoGP in 1998. The circuit enjoyed a significant upgrade in 2001 and now offers numerous tight corners and a spectacular downhill right-hand corner nicknamed 'The Waterfall'. This race now attracts huge crowds from across Germany and Europe and is popular with riders and technicians alike.

How the Bookies See it

Championship leader, Marc Marquez, is the strong 11/20 favourite, whilst Jorge Lorenzo is a 9/2 second-favourite. Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso are currently joint third-favourites at 8/1.

Form

Marc Marquez was back on top of the podium in Assen last time out to secure his first win since May 20th, when he was successful in Le Mans. That took his points tally for the season to 140, extending his lead in the title race to 41-points. At Sachsenring, he has an incredible 100% win record, dating back to 2013. The form he is in and his record here makes him the huge favourite to land a sixth Motorrad Grand Prix Deutshland win in a row.

Valentino Rossi finished third in Le Mans, Mugello, and Barcelona, but was down in fifth in Assen. He arrives in Germany without a good record to boast about, and you have to go back to 2009 for the last time he won at Sachsenring. His best recent results were third in 2013 and 2015, and fifth last year. He could lose more ground in the title race.        

Maverick Vinales was back on the podium in Assen when finishing third, his first top-three position since Texas on April 22nd. He has had little success at Sachsenring, having never stepped on the podium, although his best finish came last year when he positioned fourth.

Jorge Lorenzo has been in decent form recently, winning in Mugello and Barcelona, but his record at Sachsenring doesn’t justify his second-favourite odds of 9/2, having not won there since 2010. He has finished second on two occasions and third on another in Germany since then, but it will be a struggle for him to challenge Marquez.           

Sports.net's Top Tip

Marc Marquez has been unbeatable at this track, with his odds reflecting that. At 11/20, you won’t get much value out of backing him, but it may be a good one for the risk-averse bettor.

Dani Pedrosa has a good record in Germany, winning in 2011 and 2012. Marquez has dominated since then, but Pedrosa finished second behind him in 2014 and 2015 and was third last year. At odds of 14/1 he looks a decent each-way bet to get on the podium again.  

 

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Each Way Winner (1-3)
Dani Pedrosa
14/1
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Please note, odds may fluctuate

 


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Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:48:09+00:00
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