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2021 Dutch Grand Prix: Odds and betting tips for Zandvoort

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Max Verstappen will be desperate for victory on home soil this Sunday as Zandvoort prepares to host the first running of the Dutch Grand Prix since 1985.

The Netherlands native is on Lewis Hamilton’s heels at the summit of the Formula One standings, with a paltry three points separating the pair following a controversial Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen was awarded the race win in rare circumstances at Spa-Francorchamps, where the race was red-flagged after only two laps due to heavy rain, with Lewis Hamilton settling for third.

Mercedes’ incumbent leader holds the slimmest of advantages at the top of the table, but Hamilton could slip back at any second given he’s won only once in his last eight outings.

Grandprix247.com has analysed the field, crunched the favourites and produced a selection of bet tips for Sunday’s Dutch showdown, with the latest prices provided according to bet365 odds.

Lando Norris to get a podium finish (4/1)

It speaks volumes of Lando Norris’ baseline performance so far this year that he sits third in the standings after 12 races despite placing among the top three finishers on only three occasions.

All three of the Briton’s podium placements thus far in 2021 were bronze-medal finishes, the most recent of which came in the Austrian Grand Prix at the beginning of July.

But Norris’ results look a lot more acceptable when one considers he’s only placed lower than fifth only three times in 12 outings this season, one of which was his recent retirement in Hungary.

McLaren’s breakout youngster is enjoying the season of his career to date and is due a result after failing to get points on the board in his last two outings.

Pierre Gasly to get a top-six finish (9/4)

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly is on course to set a new career best for points in a single season if he can sustain his current trajectory, finishing top 10 in all but three of his races thus far in 2021.

And he’ll do so having sealed back-to-back top-six finishes for only the second time this year, having impressed during practice at Spa last week before he was awarded sixth place:

https://twitter.com/fia/status/1431209984528879616

The Dutch Grand Prix hasn’t been held in 36 years, but before Niki Lauda won the last edition in 1985, three different Frenchman won this race four years running, with Alain Prost emerging victorious in two of those.

Gasly may not be up to reclaiming the race on France’s behalf, but a fifth top-six finish in nine races is certainly on the cards.

Max Verstappen fastest qualifier, fastest lap and wins race (5/1)

Put shortly, there’s unlikely to be a driver on the grid Sunday with more determination to win than Verstappen, who can climb to first in front of a home support with the right result.

The 23-year-old is the only driver so far this season to finish as fastest qualifier and set the fastest lap while winning on the same weekend—and he’s managed to do it twice:

https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1433000369114726407

With so much running in his favor, the 5/1 odds on Verstappen to repeat the feat back in the Netherlands look like brilliant value.

The Dutch dynamo also took pole before winning the Belgian Grand Prix and may have collected the clean sweep at Spa, too, were it not for the fact a fastest lap wasn’t awarded due to the early finish.