The 2020-21 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup will continue this weekend in Alta Badia, Italy with the giant slalom and slalom races. Swiss Marco Odermatt leads the overall GS standing and he is in the favorites again in the Alta Badia giant slalom odds. But other top skiers including last year’s winner Henrik Kristoffersen will also be in the top contenders.
The 2020-21 Alpine Ski World Cup moves to Italy this week. The race on the Gran Risa slope in Alta Badia follows the two races held in Val Gardena. So skiers will have plenty of opportunities now to collect world cup points and possible wins during these days. The slope is one of the most demanding tracks in the calendar with an altitude difference of 448 m, a length of 1,255 m and a maximum gradient of 69%. And as it is mostly in the shadows the surface can be icy too making it even more trickier. But the world’s best skiers will compete here and try to follow previous champions. Like Alberto Tomba, Bode Miller or Marcel Hirscher who all won here. The first race in Alta Badia will be the giant slalom race on Sunday which is in our focus this time.
Alta Badia giant slalom odds favor young Swiss talent
The 23-year old Marco Odermatt won his first giant slalom race two weeks ago in Santa Caterina, Italy. It was his second world cup triumph after his victory in Super-G in Beaver Creek, US last season. The Swiss skier seems to be in great form, as he also finished twice in the podium this year. He is leading the overall Giant Slalom standing ahead of more experienced skiers causing the biggest surprise in the season. So no wonder online sportsbooks in Italy offer him the smallest odds, 3.00 to win in Alta Badia too.
But he won’t have an easy job on this tough track. Where last year Norwegian favorite, Henrik Kristoffersen won. But the 2020 winner of the Giant Slalom World Cup and the 2019 World Champion is having a poor season so far. He only had a 2nd place from the Parallel Giant Slalom race in Lech so far finishing out of the top 10 in the last two GS races. Now Kristoffersen has the chance to improve on his result. And the odds of 12.00 for winning in the Alta Badia giant slalom odds.
Pinturault should be in the top as well
Online gambling sites in Italy also mention Alexis Pinturault in the favorites with the odds of 7.00. He got his 30th World Cup win in Lech after defeating Kristoffersen in the parallel event. The French star is in the 10th place now on the all-time winners list and has been the most successful skier since the retirement of Marcel Hirscher. But this season he hasn’t been in top form either with only one podium finish so far. He wasn’t far from the top three though on most occasions. So Pinturault is leading the overall standing again, and has a chance to increase his lead with a victory.
While Croatian Filip Zubcic is chasing him and Odermatt in the overall standing. He also won one race in the season. The first GS race in Santa Caterina in the beginning of the month. Zubcic specializes in Giant Slalom and finished third in the GS world cup last season. He might finish even better this year if he can keep up his good form. Now his odds to get the victory is 6.00 on 22Bet.