After years of disruption because of the pandemic, the 2022/23 Ski Jump World Cup will return to normal at the end of this year. Kicking off in Wisla on they 5th of November, fans will be welcomed back to the competition and the venues will be much more spread out than they have been in recent years. The tournament will be held across Finland, Poland, Germany, Japan, USA, Norway and Romania, and looks set to be one of the best seasons for some years, thanks to having the fans back.
The odds are interesting for this season, with many bookies having a divided opinion. Bet Station reviewed all the legal sportsbooks and we have checked the best on that list to bring you the most recent odds for the upcoming Ski Jumping World Cup, let’s take a look.
Marius Lindvik – 5/2
Currently the favorite to win this year’s event is Marius Lindvik, who finished 3rd in last season’s tight finish. The 24 year old Norwegian had a fantastic Olympics and took gold for the LH Individual. Lindvik was also able to win a gold at the ski Flying World Championships and he is certainly on a hot streak, hence his position as favorite for the World Cup.
Ryöyü Kobayashi – 4/1
Second favorite is unsurprisingly last year’s winner Kobayashi, who also won a gold at the Olympics this year, in the NH individual, along with a silver in the LH individual. Despite being just 25 years of age Kobayashi is widely considered as one of the most successful athletes in the sport, and his volume of trophies and consistency on the slopes has been incredible. This year Kobayashi will be on the search for his 3rd World Cup win.
Karl Geiger – 7/1
At 29 years old Geiger is unlikely to have many more World Cups in him, which is why this season is going to be so important. The German finished second in the 19/20 season, just missing out at the end to the brilliant Stefan Kraft. Geiger has been incredibly consistent this year and picked up 2 bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics. This is the ideal form for the man ahead of the World Cup, and he will be one to watch out for.
Stefan Kraft – 7/1
Two-time World Cup winner Stefan Kraft joins Geiger as 3rd favorite. Kraft will always have a chance in these types of competitions owing to his prolific style and discipline. Kraft had a tough time at the Olympics this year which means that he will certainly be looking to correct that once the World Cup commences. It is important to remember that Kraft still holds the world record in ski flying of 832 feet, and having won this year’s Raw Air title, age doesn’t appear to be much of a barrier for the Austrian.
Which way do you see the Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup going?