Germany Grand Prix – Betting tips, Odds & Predictions

Grand Prix Germany
Formula 1, Grand Prix Germany, Hockenheimring

The Formula 1 season reaches its mid-point at the German Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton is cruising towards his sixth world title.

Our Betting Tips

A lot of eyes will be on Sebastian Vettel’s homecoming, but it could not come at a much more difficult time. The pressure which has built up over the course of a frankly awful season for the German is starting to tell.
There has even been talk of a possible sabbatical for the four-time champion after he failed to make the most of the safety car in Britain and subsequently went into the back of Max Verstappen.
To put his demise in even sharper focus, Verstappen would go on to engage in a pulsating race against Vettel’s Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc. That says it all about how the pendulum has swung in recent months.
Hamilton, by contrast, will be confident of more success having won in Germany the last two times it’s been held there.

Bottas to win

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate is still his most potent threat, the pair having secured a 1-2 finish seven times already this season, hence why bookmaker have the Finn as second favourite.

Sebastian Vettel to finish 1-3

It seems bookmakers are still reluctant to write off Vettel, especially in his native land, but his odds come with an obvious word of caution given his recent plight. If Hamilton’s success is getting ever more predictable, then at least he won’t find himself under anything like the kind of scrutiny Sebastian Vettel is having to cope with.

Leclerc to win

Sportsbooks must be getting increasingly nervous about the 21-year-old as he continues to upset the established handful of drivers. His odds for an individual Grand Prix win remain relatively long but as the season progresses, they are getting shorter all the time.

Best Odds

Driver
10Bet Logo
Unibet Odds
Lewis
Hamilton

Valtteri
Bottas

Charles
Leclerc
Sebastian
Vettel

Max
Verstappen

Statistics

Current standings

  1. Lewis Hamilton – 223 points
  2. Valtteri Bottas – 184 points
  3.  Max Verstappen – 136 points
  4. Sebastian Vettel – 123 points
  5. Charles Leclerc – 120 points

Stats

  • Hockenheim is a particularly fast track, originally designed by Mercedes as a test circuit. It paid dividends for them in 2018 too, when Hamilton was victorious.
  • On that occasion, Vettel crashed out, in part due to the slippery conditions after a period of rain. As it stands, the weekend of the Grand Prix is expected to be dry.
  • Despite Vettel’s disaster in Britain, Pirelli have confirmed that Ferrari will once again be opting for nine sets of softer tyres, just as they did in their previous two races.

Our prediction for German Grand Prix

Bottas to win

There continues to be little value in backing Hamilton, for obvious reasons, but Bottas is the next most appealing driver in the outright market.

The 29-year-old has won two races this year, in Australia and Azerbaijan in March and April. Only once has he finished outside the top three all season and that was in Canada, where he came fourth. There have been no disasters, no DNF’s, and Bottas’ consistency deserves to be recognised even if it would still be considered an upset if he were to outdo Hamilton.
Mercedes will dominate again, with Hamilton and Bottas going toe-to-toe. Watch out too, for Verstappen, who is in decent form and can take advantage if Ferrari slip up again.

John Abrams is a passionate sports fanatic who follows NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAAF, NCAAB and Formula 1. A former sports trader, John has an unquestioned thirst for sports knowledge and often fills his time playing fantasy or placing wagers online.

All Predictions by John Abrams

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