First of all, we have to acknowledge that Francesco Bagnaia and Miguel Oliveira would not have stood a chance if Franco Morbidelli participated. Lucky for them, the reigning champion joined MotoGP instead of Moto2. As of now, the 2018 Moto2 betting odds favour both Bagnaia and Oliveira. The 2018 Moto2 winner will be announced once the final grand prix in Spain is over. That will be on November 18, 2018. Out of the 19 total events, 11 have been completed so far.
Bagnaia Is a Little More Favoured
Online gambling direcory in Spain estimate better odds for Francesco Bagnaia to win the 2018 Moto2 Championship than Miguel Oliveira. Currently, Bagnaia is the championship leader, but with only 3 points higher than the Portuguese racer. So it’s not surprising that the margin of difference in their 2018 Moto2 odds is low.
What if from now on, Bagnaia and Oliveira take turns to be the current leader after each grand prix?
It’s true that Bagnaia has won five grand prix events while Oliveira has only won two. However, Oliveira rides more stably in his KTM. He has never finished below 6th place. When we examine Bagnaia’s races, his worst finish was coming in at number 12. One can also argue that the Italian rider had no choice but to swerve his Kalex away when Mattia Pasini (301) fell in front of him during that race.
What Would be Interesting to See?
Oliveira was number one in the leaderboard for one whole week after the Czech Republic grand prix. Afterwards, Bagnaia snatched the glory right back following the Austrian race. Indeed, the two are extremely competitive.
What if from now on, Bagnaia and Oliveira take turns to be the current leader after each grand prix? With the 2018 Moto2 odds that online sportsbooks in Spain predicted, this phenomenon could occur. It would certainly keep us watchers excited.