Early 2021 Raw Air Betting Preview: Top Four Hopefuls to Watch


Posted: November 2, 2020

Updated: November 2, 2020

  • Stefan Kraft is the early favourite to win the 2021 Raw Air event
  • Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi eyes second Raw Air gold
  • Dawid Kubacki looks to claim first Raw Air win

Raw Air will be one of the top winter sports events to tune in to in early 2021. At this time, we’ve provided a super early 2021 Raw Air betting preview featuring the top ski jumping contenders. This includes defending champion Kamil Stoch, Stefan Kraft, Ryoyu Kobayashi, and Dawid Kubacki. 

The 2021 Raw Air event at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup will run 12-14 March in Holmenkollen, Norway. According to our 2021 Raw Air betting predictions, all eyes will likely be on defending champion Kamil Stoch.

Let’s see how his title defending chances stand against the top 2021 Raw Air contenders on Bet365 Sportsbook:

  • Stefan Kraft 3.75
  • Ryoyu Kobayashi 4.50
  • Kamil Stoch 8.50
  • Dawid Kubacki 10.00

Stefan Kraft is an early frontrunner on our 2021 Raw Air betting preview

Currently, Austrian skier Stefan Kraft has the highest odds of winning the upcoming Raw Air ski jumping event on Bet365 Sportsbook. Furthermore, Kraft will also be eyeing his second Raw Air title following a successful stint back in 2017.

Most importantly, he’ll be looking to bounce back at the 2021 event after recording an 8th place finish in 2020. So far, Stefan Kraft has proven to be a tough Raw Air competitor thanks to an impressive 2019/20 season.

These include the 2019/2020 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup win and 15 overall podium finishes in the same season. Consequently, our 2021 Raw Air betting preview has labelled Kraft a shoo-in for the title with odds at 3.75.

Raw Air 2020 bronze medalist Ryoyu Koboyasi returns for gold

According to our 2021 Raw Air betting predictions, Koboyashi will start the competition as one of the early top contenders. Consequently, with promising odds of winning at 4.50, he’ll likely challenge defending champion Kamil Stoch for the 2021 win.

Furthermore, the Japanese skier will start the competition on the back of an impressive Raw Air record. This includes at 2019 Raw Air win and overall 2018/19 World Cup gold.

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Despite failing to defend his Raw Air win in the following season, Koboyashi still managed to claim silver at the event. Fortunately, he stands a good chance to go for gold again at the upcoming Raw Air competition according to Bet365 Sportsbook.

Kamil Stoch to face tough competition ahead of his title defence campaign

Without a doubt, all eyes will likely be on Stoch as he looks to defend his 2020 Raw Air title. So far, the Polish ski jumper has the third-best 2021 Raw Air betting odds of claiming a consecutive title.

However, he’ll need to be mindful of Stefan Kraft and Ryoyu Koboyashi who threaten his winning chances. Nevertheless, Stoch will start the competition with a respectable Raw Air record. This consists of one sliver (2017) and two gold (2018, 2020) medals.

In addition to a decent Raw Air record, Stoch’s chances of winning currently stand at 8.50 on Bet365 Sportsbook.

Dawid Kubacki completes the list of the top 2021 Raw Air hopefuls

Polish ski jumper Dawid Kubacki is currently the fourth favourite hopeful to win the 2021 Raw Air. However, according to the online sportsbook news in Norway, Kubacki has never claimed a Raw Air win. Furthermore, he has yet to record a podium finish at Ski Jumping World Cup event.

So far, the best Raw Air position he’s recorded was a seventh-place finish at the 2018/19 World Cup. Consequently, he’ll be under pressure to record his first Raw Air win after making his World Cup debut in 2008.

According to Bet365 Sportsbook, one the leading online sportsbooks in Norway, the chances of him winning stand at 10.00.

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