We are in the middle of the 2019-20 alpine skiing season, with 11 more race weekends ahead. After Marcel Hirscher’s retirement, the race is between two skiers, French Alexis Pinturault and Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen. Latter is currently leading and is the favorite in the alpine skiing world cup 2020 betting tips.
Last season’s overall champion was a real legend, Austrian Marcel Hirscher. He has won the overall world cup title for the eighth consecutive years. He has also won six slalom and six giant slalom world cup titles during his competitive 12 years. But in September Hirscher has announced his retirement which opened up the way for a new champion. In our alpine skiing world cup 2020 betting tips, we look at the main contenders for the title.
Unibet is giving the most chance to win the overall world cup title for Henrik Kristoffersen with the odds of 2.10. He is performing as a true contester, winning two races and finishing four more times at the podium. He is leading the overall ranking 78 points ahead of his biggest rival, Alexis Pinturault, let’s see them a bit more closely.
Alpine skiing world cup 2020 betting tips: The favorites
The biggest favorite to take the empty throne of Hirscher is Henrik Kristoffersen, a world champion in the giant slalom. He is also an Olympic silver and bronze medallist. He won his bronze medal in slalom in Sochi at the age of 19 and became the youngest male Olympic medalist in alpine skiing. Four years later in South Korea, he got the silver in giant slalom, finishing only behind Hirscher. In the last world cup season, he also finished second in giant slalom behind the Austrian and third place in the overall ranking. Kristofferson managed to beat his rivals in the World Championship last year in Sweden where he won gold in the giant slalom. He is 25 years old, with already lots of experience and wins.
Henrik Kristoffersen is leading the overall world cup at the moment [Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité [CC BY]
His main rival, Alexis Pinturault is slightly older than the Norwegian, 28 at the moment. He is the most successful French skier, he’s had three combined world cup title and 23 World Cup wins. Pinturault has won the world championship and the world cup last year in combined. He’s also collected three Olympic medals so far, two bronzes from Sochi and Pyeongchang in the giant slalom. From South Korea, he also got a silver in combined.
The season’s surprise
Very similar paths and results for both skiers so far, and they are performing on a similar level this season as well. As we said, Pinturault is in second place at the moment, his odds to become the winner is 3.50 at Unibet. We have to mention another Norwegian though, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who is not much behind the French and can have a say in the competition. And although his main focus is on super G, his odds are not bad, 5.00 to become the overall winner.
The next race will be in Wengen, Switzerland this weekend. Online sportsbooks in Norway are giving the smallest odds in the slalom race to another French skier, Clement Noel, who is specialized in slalom. His odds are 3.50, while Kristofferson’s is almost the same with 3.75 after leading in this event as well.
Alpine Skiing World Cup 2020 betting tips: the women race
In the women’s alpine skiing world cup, similar talent as Hirscher has been dominated in recent years, American Mikaela Shiffrin. She is only 24 years old, but already a three-time overall world cup winner. She has also won six times the slalom world cup and she is a four-time world champion in this discipline. Shiffrin won the slalom race in the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, when she was only 18, becoming the youngest slalom Olympic winner. She won her second Olympic gold in Pyeongchang in giant slalom beside a silver in combined.
Amazing performances at such a young age, with the possibility of breaking existing records. No surprise online gambling sites in Norway are confirming her as a top favorite to win the overall world cup title this season again. She is certainly leading the overall standing confidently, with 273 points ahead of second-place Czech Petra Vlhova and currently third Italian Federica Brignone.