Okay BetUS sportsbook betting faithful, with the 2020 Formula 1 season getting back underway after a week off, it’s time to take a look at the value-packed F1 Eifel Grand Prix odds . With this event making its return to the F1 calendar after a seven-year absence, let’s find out what’s likely to go down when the world’s premier open-wheel racing championship returns to Nurburgring for the first time since 2013.
Let’s get started with a look at the odds followed by my look at the top five drivers you should bet on this coming weekend.
2020 F1 Eifel Grand Prix Odds
Lewis Hamilton -250
Valtteri Bottas +325
Max Verstappen +375
Sergio Perez +4500
Daniel Ricciardo +8000
Alexander Albon +8000
Pierre Gasly +11000
Charles Leclerc +11000
Carlos Sainz +10000
Lando Norris +11000
Sebastian Vettel +20000
The 24-year-old Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix on Sept. 6 to record his only podium finish this year while becoming the first Frenchman to win an F1 race in 24 years. While Gasly currently sits in an unassuming 10th place in the F1 standings with 45 points and comes into this race off a disappointing ninth place finish in Russia, he’s one of the more talented young drivers on the F1 circuit and he’s offering some great value for a longshot pick.
The 24-year-old Albon is in fifth place in the Formula 1 standings with 64 points. While the young Englishman hasn’t managed to get a win this year, he did finish third in the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13 while finishing fourth in the Styrian Grand Prix and fifth in both, the Hungary and British Grand Prix’s. Albon should be motivated after finishing 10th in Russia the last time out and I like him to nail down a Top-5 finish in this race at the very least.
The 31-year-old native of Finland is in second place in the F1 standings with 161 points. Bottas took the checkered flag at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix before finishing second and third the next two races at Styrian and Hungary. Bottas finished 11th in the British Grand Prix, but has finished on the podium five times in six races since. Oh, did I forget to mention that Bottas won his second race of the year by taking the checkered flag in Russia two weeks ago? Yeah, there’s that as well!
The 33-year-old Dutchman has been phenomenal in 2020 – outside of his three retirements this year. Verstappen is in third place in the F1 standings with 128 points. After opening the 2020 season with a retirement in the Austrian Grand Prix, Verstappen finished second in three of his next four races while winning the 70t Anniversary Grand Prix in the UK. in the only race he didn’t finish second in. Following retirements in Italy and Tuscan, Verstappen finished second in Russia the last time out and could beat out everyone in Germany this weekend, even if he is my No. 2 pick to get the win.
Shame on you if you were expecting anyone else but the incomparable Lewis Hamilton to be my top pick to win in Germany. Hamilton sits atop the F1 standings with 161 points. In 10 races this year, Hamilton has taken six checkered flags, including three of the last six races overall. Still, that’s not why I like the reigning champ in this event. No, I like Hamilton because he’s won the German Grand Prix four times in his career, most recently in 2018. Still, that’s not my top reasons for picking Hamilton. No I like the 35-year-old Brit because he’s going to be completely locked in and focused after finishing third in Russia and getting two penalties which added10 seconds to his finishing time. In the last Grand Prix here in 2013, Hamilton took the pole.
On a final note, a win in this race would give Hamilton 91 career wins to tie the all-time mark set by the legendary Michael Schumacher.