Supercars 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
Ladies and gentlemen start your engines and put your bookies on speed dial – the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (aka Australian Touring Car Championship or V8 Supercars Championship) is approaching warp speed and the online bookies have already put up the odds, ready to welcome hordes of punters!
The 21st cycle will start on Thursday, the last day of February, with the Superloop Adelaide 500. Motorsports aficionados will get to enjoy a total of 15 rounds this year (as opposed to the 16 races held in 2018) up until the 24th of November 2019, when Newcastle 500 will wrap up the event.
Current Winner Odds and Bookies
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Although the first race of the season may still be weeks away, the full line-up of 2019 V8 Supercars drivers is already released. Rumour has it that David Reynolds is a strong title contender, and the recently retired Supercars legend Craig Lowndes cited Reynolds as the likely winner of this year’s Australian V8 Supercars championship.
Obviously, this has significantly boosted Reynold’s odds, although not sufficiently to mark him as the favourite with the online bookies. Supercars Outrights on Fun88 online bookmaker gives the advantage to Scott McLaughlin, last year Virgin Australia Supercars Champion who is now listed at 2/1.
Shane Van Gisbergen is next in line with 11/4 odds on the same platform, followed by Jamie Wincup listed at 7/2 and David Reynolds at 9/1.
Quick Overview of the Most Popular Bets That Will Be Available Shortly Before the Event
It is still too early for other markets to be opened, and traders are holding off until a week or so before the race when the bettors will be able to submit one of the following bets (apart from the Outright/Winner):
- Head to Head – betting on how certain V8 Supercars drivers will rank against one of their fellow contestants.
- Top 3 – aka Podium Finish bet, which allows the punters to lay wagers on the possibility that their favourite contestants will share the winning podium.
- Quinella – picking the first two drivers to go through the finish line, regardless of the order.
Australian Supercars Highlight – Bathurst 1000
If you had to pick just one race, the rightfully named Great Race will undoubtedly be the best choice, with 161 laps of sheer excitement. Lowndes’s opinion, as well as the currently available odds across the bookmakers, indicate that the V8 Supercars drivers noted as the championship title pretenders will rank well at the most important race of the series.
By the date of the race, additional markets will, of course, emerge and the odds might change, however, the most methodical players will keep a sharp eye on all pre-Bathurst 1000 races, carefully observing the drivers’ performance and stamina. With the current line-up, It seems that nobody is anticipating any surprises, which is usually when they most commonly occur…