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    After Max Verstappen's stunning home win at Zandvoort, he arrives at Monza with a three-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the title race, but who's favourite to score big at the Temple of Speed?

    188BET's odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so if Verstappen is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

    The odds for the win

    Verstappen is top of the standings and top of our Power Rankings as he shone in front of his home fans last weekend when F1 returned to Zandvoort after almost four decades away.

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    The grid for the Italian GP will be set by the order of the second-ever F1 Sprint on Saturday, with the Dutchman looking to make it a second Sprint triumph since he won over Hamilton at Silverstone. Of course, we all know what followed on Lap 1 of the British GP...

    And then there's the matter of a shock winner. Last year, it was Pierre Gasly who won the Italian Grand Prix for AlphaTauri. Will we see something similar this year?

    Note that Kimi Raikkonen missed the Dutch GP with Covid-19 and Robert Kubica will once again take his place at Monza. Here are the odds:

    • Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton 2.10
    • Valtteri Bottas 12.0
    • Sergio Perez 17.0
    • Lando Norris 34.0
    • Charles Leclerc 51.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly 101
    • George Russell 201
    • Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel 251
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin, Yuki Tsunoda 601
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    The odds for who will be fastest in qualifying

    F1 Sprint means qualifying takes place on Friday evening ahead of the Italian GP.

    Qualifying sets the grid for Saturday's Sprint with the fastest driver in Friday's session starting first for the Sprint to lead the 100km dash to the chequered flag on Saturday.

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    Just once in the last seven qualifying sessions has Hamilton taken pole, however, with all six of the other pole positions going to... Verstappen.

    The Red Bull driver has shown imperious form in qualifying as of late, but the odds have Hamilton down as the favourite at the moment...

    • Lewis Hamilton 2.20
    • Max Verstappen 2.50
    • Valtteri Bottas 5.50
    • Sergio Perez 21.0
    • Lando Norris 26.0
    • Charles Leclerc 41.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo 51.0
    • Pierre Gasly 81.0
    • Esteban Ocon, George Russell, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel 151
    • Yuki Tsunoda 201
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen 301
    • Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin 601
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    The odds for a podium finish

    Last week's Dutch Grand Prix served up a familiar podium in Verstappen, Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas – but Monza is known to serve up shocks.

    Last year it was AlphaTauri's Gasly, McLaren's Carlos Sainz and Racing Point's Lance Stroll on the podium – all of whom had a chance of winning the Italian Grand Prix.

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    The odds below reflect those most likely to finish on the podium for the Italian Grand Prix, but will the F1 Sprint have an effect on the final order – and will we see another shock face take to the rostrum?

    • Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton 1.25
    • Valtteri Bottas 1.70
    • Lando Norris, Sergio Perez 3.50
    • Charles Leclerc 5.50
    • Carlos Sainz 11.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 13.0
    • Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, George Russell 15.0
    • Sebastian Vettel 17.0
    • Lance Stroll 21.0
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Yuki Tsunoda 101
    • Nikita Mazepin 251
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    The odds for fastest lap

    The last four Grands Prix, bar the shortened Belgian GP, have seen four different drivers take Fastest Lap. In Austria, it was Verstappen; in Great Britain it was Sergio Perez; in Hungary it was Gasly and last time out at Zandvoort it was Hamilton.

    So this one is well and truly an open contest, with almost anyone in the top 10 able to pick up that extra point with a blazing lap around the Temple of Speed. But who's favourite to do so?

    • Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton 2.75
    • Valtteri Bottas 5.50
    • Sergio Perez 7.00
    • Lando Norris 21.0
    • Pierre Gasly 26.0
    • Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc 34.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 67.0
    • Antonio Giovinazzi, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, George Russell, Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel 101
    • Nicholas Latifi, Yuki Tsunoda 151
    • Kimi Raikkonen, Mick Schumacher, Nikita Mazepin 251
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    What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

    Although Red Bull's Verstappen has taken the most points in the last two rounds, Mercedes are top of the constructors' championship with a 12-point lead over their rivals. It's close, but the odds say Mercedes are slight favourites to take the most points at Monza.

    • Mercedes 1.70
    • Red Bull 2.00
    • McLaren 26.0
    • Ferrari 34.0
    • AlphaTauri 81.0
    • Alpine, Aston Martin, Williams 151
    • Haas, Alfa Romeo 251

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    The odds for a Safety Car appearing during the race

    The odds point towards a Safety Car appearing during the Italian Grand Prix.

    • Yes 1.50
    • No 2.40

    Odds supplied by 188BET odds are in USD$ and timestamped September 8 2021, 12:29PM GMT+1 Time in UK.