Antholz Biathlon WC Betting Preview: Boe and Oeberg Are the Top Favorites In the Individual Races

  • 2020-21 Biathlon World Cup continues in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy this week
  • Individual races are taking place on Thursday, 21 January
  • Johannes Thingnes Bo and Hanna Oeberg are the top favorites to win
Antholz Biathlon WC betting preview

The 2020-21 Biathlon World Cup continues with two races in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy this week in the men’s and women’s tournaments. First the athletes will compete in the 20km/15km individual race followed by the 15km/12,5km mass start events. The Antholz Biathlon WC betting preview favor Norwegian Boe’s success in the men’s event. While a tighter race is expected at the women’s individual race. 

The fourth stop of the 2020-21 Biathlon World Cup will be in Antholz-Anterselva between the 21-24 January. The resort has been hosting world cup events since 1978 and was the home of last year’s Biathlon World Championship. This year the Italian race will be the last event before the 2021 world  championship, so all major athletes are expected to take part in it. Like world cup leader Johannes Thingnes Bo, who has already won 5 world cup races here. And his main rivals, Tarjei Bo and Sturla Holm Laegreid. While in the women’s race last year’s world cup winner, Italian Dorothea Wierer will try to improve on her results this season.

Antholz Biathlon WC betting preview predict Norwegian victory

Johannes Thingnes Bo won the last two overall World Cups and has 48 World Cup victories so far. He is also the Olympic champion in the individual event and has 10 gold medals from the previous world championships. In the last one which was held in Antholz Bo finished in second place behind French legend Martin Fourcade. Now online sportsbooks in Italy favor him to win the 20km individual race with the odds of 2.60. It can be his 4th victory of the season and can help to increase his lead in the overall standings.

Antholz Biathlon WC betting preview
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His big rival, compatriot Sturla Holm Laegreid won the first and only individual race in the season so far. It was also his first World Cup victory which has been followed by three more wins in other disciplines. The 23-year-old has improved a lot since last year and can be the biggest surprise of the season. He is leading the individual and pursuit overall standings in the world cup. Now Laegreid has the odds of 6.00 in the Antholz Biathlon WC betting preview for another win. While Bo’s older brother, Tarjei Bo can also fight for a top spot on the podium. The overall winner of the 2010-11 world cup got his first victory in Kontiolahti since 2017 and also won the race in Oberhof last weekend.

Oeberg and Wierer can fight for the victory in the women’s event

The last two season’s overall world cup winner, Dorothea Wierer is only fifth in the overall standing at the moment. The Italian 3-time world champion is not having her best season so far, but the individual event is still her strongest point. She won the first race in Finland and also the world championship in Antholz last year. Now she has the odds of 4.98 to get her second victory of the season on home soil.

But online gambling sites in Italy offer the smallest odds, 4.00 for the win of Hanna Oeberg. The Swedish athlete is also strong in this event. She is the 2018 Olympic, the 2019 World Champion and the winner of the 2019-20 overall individual world cup. Oeberg got victories in the sprint events this season. So we shall see if she can achieve a great result in the 15km individual event as well. There is a  strong Norwegian competitor in the women’s field as well. Marte Olsbu Roiseland who leads the overall standing right now after winning two races and finishing three more times on the podium. Her odds to win the individual race in Italy is 7.00 on 22Bet. 

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