F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix predictions, odds, betting tips, best bets for 2023 Imola race

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After winning from P9 on the grid in Miami, Red Bull's Max Verstappen will be looking to make his path to glory a little easier this time around as F1 returns to Imola for the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. 

The Dutchman failed to post a qualifying time in Q3 in Florida before a Charles Leclerc crash saw the red flag drop, but even still, Verstappen recovered to take his third victory of the season.

That win further asserted his lead at the top of the World Drivers' Championship standings but teammate Sergio Perez will be desperate to challenge for the chequered flag again here in Italy. 

Ahead of the action getting underway, The Sporting News dives through all of the odds to give you the best bets and tips for the upcoming 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

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F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2023 odds to win

As expected, Max Verstappen is once again the bookmakers' heavy favourite to win the latest Grand Prix on the 2023 calendar in his simply unbeatable Red Bull. 

The Dutchman roared back from P9 on the starting grid in Miami last time out to claim a priceless win and as such, the bookies can't see past him winning again here at Imola.

His teammate Perez is priced at +275 with BetMGM which could offer some nice value, whilst this week Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso claimed in an interview that he is confident of grabbing a race victory this season.

At +1400, the veteran could be worth backing here as those drivers with experience tend to excel at Imola - he also won at this track back in 2005 with Renault.

Full list of odds for drivers to win the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), Neds (Australia) and Dafabet (India). Odds correct as of May 15.  

Driver BetMGM Sports
SkyBet Neds Dafabet
Max Verstappen -225 1.40 2/5 1.44 1.40
Sergio Perez +275 3.75 11/4 3.75 3.75
Lewis Hamilton +1400 21.00 22/1 15.00 21.00
Fernando Alonso +1400 15.00 14/1 15.00 15.00
Charles Leclerc +2200 26.00 25/1 21.00 26.00
George Russell +2200 26.00 22/1 21.00 26.00
Carlos Sainz +3300 34.00 33/1 34.00 34.00
Lance Stroll +10000 101 100/1 101 101
Pierre Gasly +25000 501 300/1 251 501
Esteban Ocon +25000 501 300/1 251 501
Lando Norris +50000 501 500/1 251 501
Yuki Tsunoda +50000 501 500/1 501 501
Nico Hulkenberg +50000 501 500/1 501 501
Kevin Magnussen +50000 501 500/1 501 501
Valtteri Bottas +75000 501 500/1 751 501
Alex Albon +75000 501 500/1 751 501
Zhou Guanyu +100000 501 750/1 1001 501
Oscar Piastri +100000 501 750/1 501 501
Logan Sargeant +150000 501 1000/1 1501 501
Nyck de Vries +150000 501 1000/1 1501 501

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2023: Best bet

  • Pick: Charles Leclerc to finish on the podium
  • Odds: +250 (BetMGM)

Alright, so Charles isn't having the best season so far but the romantic in us is backing a Ferrari up turn in form this weekend and a podium finish for their top driver to boot. 

His P7 finish in Florida last weekend highlighted his team's struggles and woes this season but there's just something special about putting a Ferrari car on this track. 

His prior finishes at Imola are a concern, coming home in P4, P5 and P6 across his three such races but equally, we've seen plenty of drama at this track across recent years which could aid his top three aspirations here. 

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2023: Prop bet

  • Pick: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to finish in the top two
  • Odds: -130 (BetMGM)

There's not much more to add to this selection other than at -130 with BetMGM, it seems a fair bit of value for something that's already happened four time in five races this season. 

Verstappen's dominant victory in Miami was the latest to showcase just how much faster the Red Bull car is compared to its rivals this season and at Imola, it will outclass the field again due to the circuit's flowing nature. 

The Austrian team also seem to have great reliability to match their lightning pace so far this season which helps to solidify this selection even further.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2023: Second prop bet

  • Pick: Both Alpine drivers to score points
  • Odds: +125 (BetMGM)

It's not the greatest value in the world but after both Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon finished in the points in Miami for Alpine, we're expecting them to repeat that feat at Imola this weekend. 

The French team have been up and down form wise this campaign but twice over the five prior races they've managed to get both drivers into points paying finishes at the chequered flag. 

That should be the case again here as they continue to improve and as they take advantage of other constructors who seem to be struggling of late such as McLaren and Alfa Romeo. 

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Nathan Evans is a data editor for The Sporting News.