The FIS Ski World Championships will soon be underway to declare the next World Champion in the winter sport. Currently, Austria’s Stefan Kraft is the skier to bet on Ski Flying 2020 FIS World Championships for gold. Consequently, this will be a hard pill for defending champion Daniel-André Tande to swallow.
This time around, the FIS Ski Flying World Championships will run from 11 to 12 December 2020 in Planica, Slovenia. To begin with, all eyes will likely be on Daniel-André Tande as he looks to defend his title.
Let’s see how his winning chances stand against some of the hopefuls to bet on ski flying on Bet365 Sportsbook:
- Stefan Kraft 3.25
- Ryoyu Kobayashi 5.00
- Daniel-André Tande 15.00
- Johann André Forfang 21.00
Bet on Ski Flying top contender Stefan Kraft for the 2020 FIS World Championships title
Presently, Austrian skier, Stefan Kraft has the highest odds of claiming gold at the 2020 FIS Ski Flying World Championships. Additionally, Kraft is in a similar position of winning at the 2021 Ski Jump World Cup and 2021 Raw Air.
This time around, he’ll also be looking to record his first FIS Ski Flying World Championships victory. Earlier, Stefan Kraft recorded his best performance at the competition in 2016 with a bronze medal. However, in the following competition, he failed to record a podium finish and settled for fourth-place.
Fortunately, Kraft now has leading odds of claiming his first gold medal in the event according to Bet365 Sportsbook. As a result, he’ll be a safe bet on ski flying at the 2020 FIS World Championships with odds at 3.25.
Ryoyu Kobayashi looks to add to Japan’s FSI Ski Flying World Championships victories
The Japanese skier is currently the second favourite Bet365 Sportsbook hopeful to bet on ski flying at the World Championships. Without a doubt, Kobayashi will be among the skiers to watch following his impressive 2019 Ski Jumping World Cup win.
Similarly to Stefan Kraft, Kobayashi will also be looking to claim his first FIS Ski Flying World Championships gold. At this time, the odds of him achieving this on the online sportsbooks in Slovenia are promising at 5.00.
Additionally, a win for Ryoyu Kobayashi will make it a total of three gold medals for Japan in the competition.
Daniel-André Tande title defence campaign won’t be a walk in the park
Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on the 2018 champion Daniel-André Tande to defend his title at the upcoming World Championships. However, he doesn’t pose as a promising bet on ski flying for the FIS World Championships gold on Bet365 Sportsbook.
Following a respectable 2018 skiing season which included bronze at the Ski Jumping World Cup, Tande’s overall performance declined. According to the online sportsbook news in Slovenia, he recorded a poor 35th place finish at the 2018/19 World Cup.
Then he went on to improve with a 9th place finish at the 2019/20 World Cup. Despite this, it’s still unlikely that the skier will record another gold medal for Norway with odds at 15.00.
Johann André Forfang unlikely to record a 2020 Ski Flying Championships podium finish
Lastly, Johann André Forfang (21.00) has the lowest odds of claiming gold at the upcoming World Championships. Previously, he’s been successful in the Ski Flying World Championships with the Norweigan team claiming gold in 2016 and 2018.
However, he’s failed to achieve the same success on an individual level both at the World Championships and World Cup. Consequently, Forfang will be a risky bet on ski flying at the FIS World Championships on Bet365 Sportsbook.
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