The 2022/23 Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup Preview Favors Shiffrin’s Victory
Posted: December 6, 2022
Updated: December 6, 2022
2022/23 Women's Alpine Ski World Cup runs between 19 November - 19 March 2023
Mikaela Shiffrin is the defending overall champion and the top favorite again
Last year’s runner-up and the 2021 winner, Petra Vlhova can be her main rival
The 2022/23 Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup started last month following the cancellation of the first few events. The four-time overall winner, Mikaela Shiffrin leads the overall standing at the moment. And she is the top favorite to win the title again in the 2022/23 Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup preview. Let’s see who else can fight for the overall trophy this season.
The 57th season of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup was supposed to start in October in Solden, but the women’s race had to be canceled due to the weather. The same happened with the next two locations until the competition finally began in Levi, Finland three weeks ago.
Hopefully, the rest of the season will go ahead as it was planned. And it will conclude with the World Cup Finals between 15-19 March 2023 in Soldeu, Andorra. The World Championship is held in Courchevel and Meribel, France between 6-18 February. But the results of that competition are not included in the World Cup. In the women’s race, Mikaela Shiffrin is the defending champion, and the top favorite again. But the 2020/21 winner, Petra Vlhova can be a huge rival just like in the previous years.
Shiffrin Stands Out Again in the 2022/23 Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup Preview
Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth overall World Cup title last season which was a great conciliation after her disappointing Olympic performance. As the American champion couldn’t finish her first run either in the slalom or in the giant slalom events. And her best result was a fourth-place finish in the team event.
But she still won the overall title, finished second in the Slalom and third in the Giant Slalom and Super-G World Cups. The 27-year-old athlete started the new season in great form after winning the first two slalom events in Levi. After seven races, Shiffrin leads the overall standings but we are still only at the beginning of the season. Anyway, she is the top favorite to win the overall title again with odds of 1.50.
In the 2022/23 Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup preview we can find next Petra Vlhova among the main favorites. Online sportsbooks in Slovakia offer an odds of 4.00 for her second overall World Cup title. She won her first one in the 2020/21 season, but she was also close last season after finishing as a runner-up behind Shiffrin. The Slovakian skier is also the reigning Olympic champion in slalom, and the 2019 world champion in giant slalom. Vlhova didn’t have the best start to the new season but she did finish twice on the podium so far. She is currently in fifth place in the overall standings, but it can all change in the future.
Italian and Swiss Favorites
The downhill specialist Sofia Goggia won the season’s first two downhill events in Lake Louise and moved to second place in the overall race. The 30-year-old Italian is a three-time downhill World Cup champion. While her best result in the overall competition has been a third-place finish in 2017. If she can get better on the other events, she might have a chance of an overall victory. Her odds to get it this season are 11.00.
Online gambling sites in Slovakia offer the odds of 13.00 for the overall victory of the Swiss skiers, Lara Gut and Corinne Suter. Lara Gut managed to win it once, in 2016, and finished as a runner-up in 2021. But last season the 31-year-old skier only finished in 11th place. She did win the Super-G race in the 2022 Olympics and the bronze medal in Giant Slalom though. Gut also won the first giant slalom race in the new season in Killington, which was her first World Cup win in this discipline in six years.
Her compatriot, Corinne Suter also has a win in the 2022/23 season. After finishing ahead of everyone in the Super-G race in Lake Louise last weekend. The 2022 Olympic downhill champion can do well again in both speed events. And fight for a podium finish in the overall race.
Just like another Swiss skier, Wendy Holdener who is level on points with Suter in the overall standings. Thanks to her win in slalom in Killington and a second-place finish in Levi. The two-time combined World Cup winner finished twice on the overall podium in 2018 and 2019. Her odds to win it now are 26.00 on 22Bet.