An unpredictable MotoGP season took another unexpected turn at last weekend’s German GP. Coming out of that, it now feels like all bets are off for the next race. But hey, that’s what we’re here for — to sort all this out and drop MotoGP Dutch Tourist Trophy predictions, free of cost.
At the moment, online bookies have yet to release MotoGP betting odds for the soon-approaching race on Sunday. See? Even they need a second to digest what transpired days ago at the Sachsenring course.
There’s a lot to go over so let’s jump straight into our free betting picks!
MotoGP Betting Pick — Marc Marquez?
Look, we’ll be the first to admit it — we were wrong about Marquez. Big time. We said his comeback tour would take longer than expected (maybe until 2022). We said he’s not worth a bet yet.
But Marquez proved us — and a host of other naysayers — wrong at Sachsenring. The all-timer looked like the Marquez of old when he edged Miguel Oliviera ever so slightly to take first place. It was Marquez’s first win in the circuit since November 2019.
Now, Marquez has every bettor wondering, “Is he back?” We’ll have a better answer following this Sunday. But as a bettor, you have to make your best guess before the Dutch TT race goes off, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here.
He’s almost back — but we’re not sold quite yet (yes, there we go doubting him again). But hear us out. Marquez looked like his old self at Sachsenring because the anti-clockwork layout minimized his driving handicap. His right arm is still feeling the effects of a devastating injury that cut his 2020 campaign short.
The Assen track at the Dutch TT will be much less forgiving for Marquez. It’s a traditional clockwise layout that features 12 right turns and six left ones. Those right turns will hold back Marquez from winning. But hey, if Marquez proves us wrong (again), we’ll eat crow and be the first to admit it next time around when we make MotoGP betting picks.
MotoGP Betting Pick — Valentino Rossi
This is likely going to cause a stir, but yes, we’re banking on Rossi to grab the victory here.
We know what you’re thinking right now, “but Rossi is a shell of himself.” It’s true, the 42-year-old driver has seen better days. Much better days, in fact. His highest finish this season was a measly 10th place.
But you know what, Rossi has quite the pedigree at Assen. He’s won at this event on 10 different occasions — eight in the MotoGP circuit, once in 250cc, and another in 125cc. That’s double the number of times Marquez has ever won here. Heck, in the all-time rankings for the Dutch TT, Rossi has the third-most victories, behind only Angel Nieto (15) and fellow Italian Giacomo Agostini (14).
Plus, once betting lines are released, you’ll likely get Rossi at a bargain-bin betting price. If that happens, he’d be the ultimate low-risk, high-reward pick — which we have a tough time passing up, especially given how unpredictable this MotoGP season has been thus far.
How To Watch 2021 MotoGP Dutch Tourist Trophy
Want to watch the Dutch TT unfold live? Of course, you do! We’ve gathered broadcasting details for the pivotal race below:
- What day is the Dutch TT? Sunday, June 27
- What time is the Dutch TT? 8 am EST
- What TV channel is the Dutch TT? NBC Sports Network will carry the event exclusively in the United States
Alright, that’s all we have for you today. We’ve dropped a lot of insight throughout this article, but none of it matters if you don’t actually take action and drop a wager (or two) on the Dutch event. So what’s it going to be?
To make your betting choice even more frictionless, we wanted to highlight a few bookmakers below. The ones featured are among the very best in the world of online betting. Each carries MotoGP odds — you just might have to wait closer to race day to get lines. This is the case for most individual races, but futures bets such as who will win the MotoGP Riders’ and Constructors’ titles are available season-round for wagering.
But you want to know the best part about using these betting sites? They all offer bettor-friendly bonuses to newcoming players of the site. They’re called sign-up bonuses. The table underneath has details on what offers are presently available.
Pay special attention to the percentage and dollar figure next to the green “bet now” button. Each represents the match percentage and max bonus, respectively. Using the two figures, you can determine how much money is on the table with these deals. Given bonuses can top out at $1000 in free play, it’s a hefty sum.
Sign-up bonuses are a great way to build a betting bankroll in a hurry. Imagine how far you can stretch a grand in free play during the long MotoGP season? Or heck spread that money around to other sports like the ongoing NBA playoffs or another motorsport. All that’s doable if you leverage these sign-up bonuses. Opportunity is knocking so don’t pass it up!