The 2021/22 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season will end this weekend in Meribel, France. In some of the men and women disciplines, the final winners are still not known. Like in women’s giant slalom where the 2022 FIS World Cup Season Final predictions offer the same odds for the top two skiers, Tessa Worley’s and Sara Hector’s victories.
Most Crystal Globes have already had an owner in the 2021/22 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup both in the men’s and women’s competition. We already know that Swiss Marco Odermatt won the men’s overall title along with the giant slalom discipline. Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the downhill and the Super-G crystal globes, while Austrian Christian Hirschbuhl won the parallel title. The only question is who will win the slalom world cup this year. In the women’s competition, we have four different winners. Italian Sofia Goggia won the downhill, her compatriot, Federica Brignone the Super-G title. Petra Vhlova got the slalom crystal globe and Slovenian Andreja Slokar won the parallel event. But the main title, the overall world cup is still open with Mikaela Shiffrin leading it ahead of Vhlova and Brignone. The American is favored to get it and she can still fight for the giant slalom title too.
2022 FIS World Cup Season Final Predictions for Men’s Slalom Title
Before the last race in Meribel this Sunday, Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen leads the Slalom World Cup. He has a 48-point lead ahead of his compatriot, Lucas Braathen while German Linus Strasser follows them in third place. Online sportsbooks in France favor the current leader to win in Meribel too and offer the odds of 4.50 for his victory. Kristoffersen has already won this title twice before while he finished fourth in the Olympics in this discipline. Following his two consecutive wins in Germany, he has a huge chance of winning this crystal globe again.
The 2022 FIS World Cup Season Final predictions mention Clement Noel with similar odds for winning the last race of the season. The French skier is only in 8th place in the overall standings. But he won the gold medal in the Olympics. He also got the win in the first World Cup race this season in Val d’Isere. And finished second in the last race in Austria. With another good result, he could move up in the standings though he is too far to catch Kristoffersen on the top. Unlike Manuel Feller who is in fourth place, 70 points behind the leader. The Austrian was on the podium three times this season and has the odds of 9.00 to get his first win. While 21-year-old Braathen’s odds to win the last race and possibly the crystal globe are 15.00.
Can Shiffrin Win The Overall Title After Her Disappointing Olympics?
The women’s overall title is still not decided, though Mikaela Shiffrin has a big, 156-point lead in the front. But her rivals, Petra Vhlova and Federica Brignone still have a chance of catching her in the last two races. One of them will be the giant slalom race on Sunday where the discipline leaders will also fight for the discipline title. At the moment Swedish Sara Hector leads the world cup but only five points ahead of French Tessa Worley. Hector won the Olympic Giant Slalom title in Beijing achieving the biggest success of her career. Now she can add a crystal globe to her list but will need another good performance for that.
As her main rival, Worley will surely do everything to win on home soil. The two-time world champion couldn’t finish her second run in Beijing, but she managed to win the race after that in Switzerland. Now online gambling sites in France offer the same odds, 4.00 for both skiers’ victory. But they also mention the top three overall athletes, Shiffrin, Vhlova, and Brignone in the favorites. Shiffrin stands in third place in the giant slalom world cup, 51 points behind Hector. But if she can get her third GS win of the season (15th in her career), the American has a chance of winning her second Giant Slalom and fourth Overall World Cup title. Vhlova and Brignone are still in the race for the latter. With all three of them having the odds of 6.00 on 22Bet to win the last race.