Sportsmen will tell you that there is no boost like homefield advantage and this weekend it’ll be Valentino Rossi who’ll be hoping to get every edge he can as the MotoGp circus heads to Italy and he finds himself off the pace in the Championship. Will the Italian fans help “The Doctor” to get a badly needed win this weekend? Bet365 has all the odds, but should your bet on MotoGp really include Rossi romping to victory?
Italian MotoGP 2017
• Maverick Vinales – 2/1
• Marc Marquez – 11/4
• Valentino Rossi – 7/2
• Andrea Dovizioso – 8/1
• Dani Pedrosa – 9/1
• Jorge Lorenzo – 9/1
• Johann Zarco – 9/1
MotoGp, a sport for fans of small Spanish boys in leather with something throbbing between their legs, is hugely popular in Italy and that’s in no small part to the cartoon-esque character of Valentino Rossi one of the sport’s most visible riders and his mammoth following of fans. They’ll be out in force at Mugello on Sunday but Rossi hasn’t won here since 2008 and if you’re going to bet on MotoGp seeing Valentino win his home Grand Prix again, you’ll have to hope he can turn hysterical fans into places at the checkered flag.
In recent years the Italian MotoGp has been dominated by the Spanish, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, along with Marc Marquez, all taking wins that prevented the home hero grabbing the top of the podium, and unfortunately this season is being dominated by another Spaniard, Maverick Vinales who took wins in Qatar, Argenina and France where sadly Valentino Rossi retired making ghastly Italian gambling news headlines and causing some to question him as a good bet on MotoGp in Italy.
Can Valentino Rossi Win In Front Of His Home Fans?
Vinales has 85 points in the championship with Rossi on 62 points, just six behind Dani Pedrosa who is in second place on 68 points, he’s barely four points ahead of Marc Marquez on 58 with Johann Zarcos and Andrea Dovizioso both snapping at the Spaniard’s heels. This means he’s going to have claw back some points (having scored none in France) and if you like to bet on sports in Italy Valentino could just be worth a bet on MotoGP simply because he’s now up against it, and he often performs better under pressure than when not.
MotoGP Championship 2017
• Johann Zarco – 20/1
• Dani Pedrosa – 6/1
• Valentino Rossi – 11/2
• Marc Marquez – 13/8
• Maverick Vinales – 4/5
He and Vinales are teammates and are both on the same Yamaha YZR-M1 but you have to wonder if Valentino isn’t just getting a bit too long in the tooth for what is, after all, a young man’s game. Of course a win in Italy would quickly squash that sort of talk, but there will be more than a few fans out there that bet on MotoGp this year wondering if they’ll be able to back Valentino next season or if this will be the last time they’ll see their hero race for the flag just outside Florence at Mugello.
Bet365 Has All The Odds If You Want To Bet On MotoGP Racing
If you take advantage of Italian gambling laws to bet on MotoGP this weekend you’ll find that Bet365 are giving a rather nice 9/1 on Johann Zarco and Dani Pedrosa with Jorge Lorenzo getting the same, and Andrea Dovizioso is getting 8/1 which seems mean, but all four of those are probably great each way bets, as is (if we’re awfully honest about it) Valentino himself even if he’s getting a slightly better 7/2, his chance of winning perhaps not as great as either those odds or his fans might indicate.
The real chances to take the win are Marc Marquez, getting 11/4 at Bet365 right now, or the seemingly fated Maverick Vinales who gets just 2/1 to take the top spot on the podium, and if you’re going to bet on MotoGp in Italy this weekend it’s one of those that will make the most sense and give best chances of increasing your bankroll, however, with this possibly the last time we’ll see The Doctor racing in a GP on home soil you might want to hedge your bets against a moment of Valentino brilliance on Sunday.