MotoGP Malaysian Motorcycle GP Betting Favorites, Analysis & Prediction

MotoGP Malaysian Motorcycle GP Betting Favorites, Analysis & Prediction

Written by on October 19, 2022

We are down to the wire in the MotoGP season, with just 2 races now remaining in the 2022 schedule. There is a new leader at the top, but it is still tight enough that we could see things change over the course of the next couple of weekends. There is, of course, a chance that the title can be won this weekend, assuming that the leader, Francesco Bagnaia, can secure 11 more points than the chasing pack. It’s a good type of pressure to be under, knowing that one more great ride can win you a World Championship. The question now is whether it will be all wrapped up this weekend or whether we are going to go down to the wire in the final race of the season. Let’s take a look at the current top 4 ahead of the 2022 Malaysian Grand Prix so you can get ready to bet against the MotoGP Odds.

MotoGP Betting Analysis for the 2022 PETRONAS Grand Prix of Malaysia Race

Francesco Bagnaia

We saw the lead change last weekend after a wild Grand Prix in Australia. Bagnaia finished in 3rd place for the second straight race and moved ahead of the pack after the rest of the title contenders had a difficult run Down Under. In an interview earlier this week, Bagnaia was asked about being in a match point scenario and he responded that he wasn’t going to think about it, as doing so would just pile on the pressure that he doesn’t need ahead of a potential championship winning run. This will be a return to Malaysia after a 2-year absence, with Bagnaia looking to finish better than his 12th place run last time out.

Fabio Quartararo

If the championship is decided this weekend, many MotoGP fans will point to Quartararo, the current defending champion, and decide that he gassed it coming down the stretch. While he has certainly gone cold in the second half of the season, you also need to look at the ridiculous run of form from Bagnaia during that stretch to understand that there is a whole lot more to the lead change than meets the eye. Quartararo is still in this thing, but can he shake off the crash in Australia and come back to deliver the goods? He finished 7th in his last run in Malaysia and probably needs better this weekend.

Aleix Espargaro

Espargaro now sits 27 points off the pace being set by the leader, and while he could still come back and win it, he would need to be as close to perfect as it gets over the next couple of races, plus he would probably need some help, such as Bagnaia somehow not picking up points in one of those races. The biggest issue for Espargaro is that he only has 1 win on the season, so getting those required points seems like something of a longshot at this point. 

Enea Bastianini

It is much the same story with Bastianini, as it now looks as though his chances of ending the season as the world champion are now gone. For him, its probably just all about finishing as high up the standings as possible. Still, you have to say that this has been a very good year in just his second full season with MotoGP.


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