FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Odds
The 2016/17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup will be the 38th World Cup season in ski jumping for men, the 20th official World Cup season in ski flying. The season will begin on 26 November 2016 in Kuusamo, Finland and will conclude on 26 March 2017 in Planica, Slovenia. After a four-year absence, the FIS Team Tour 2017 was almost certain to return in the World Cup calendar, but cancelled in the last moment when Klingenthal had to replace Titisee-Neustadt early in the season. South Korea is scheduled to host a World Cup event for the first time, at Pyeongchang.
The first edition of the Norwegian Tournament will be held this season between 10–19 March 2017 on four different hills: Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vikersund. Competition will last for 10 days in a row with total of 16 rounds to be calculated in overall standings: 8 rounds from four individual events, 4 rounds from two team events and all 4 qualifications rounds.
This season a total of four different ski brands will supply the athletes. Added to this reason’s World Cup is the 65th Four Hill Tournament (30 December 2016- 6 January 2017).
After getting the highest amount of points ever in an overall ranking for this competition in 2015-16 season, the Slovenian star Peter Prevc is by far the favorite . Prevc dominated 2016 season by winning 15 out of 29 World Cup events, the Four Hills Tournament, and the overall and ski flying titles. The victory in Engelberg on 19 December was special, since he and his younger brother Domen Prevc both finished on the podium as the first pair of brothers in World Cup history, a feat they repeated a few weeks later in Sapporo. With three wins and one third place, Prevc won the prestigious 2016 Four Hills Tournament with all-time highest score of 1139.4 points (winning 7 of 8 rounds; also a record) and the first Slovenian ski jumper to do so since Primož Peterka in the 1996/97 season. By winning the ski flying title, Prevc became the first ski jumper to win the title for three years in a row.
Severin Freund looks to be the most important opponent for Prevc this season. During the World Cup season 2015/16 Freund was achieving his best result so far in the Four Hill Tournament with the second place. In the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2016 he ranked 2nd in overall ranking and in the 3rd position with the team of Germany.
Michael Hayböcke could represent the positive surprise of this season as he showed steady performance in the last 2 seasons, finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Another name that should be taken into consideration is Johnn Andre Forfang. He won team gold medal FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2016 with his teammates in Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf. His best individual world cup result is a victory in Titisee-Neustadt on 12 March 2016. Also, he placed 5th in the overall ranking last season. On the top 5 contenters there are also tooo mention Michael Hayböck, Kenneth Gangnes, Domen Prevc or Richard Freitag.
Who wins FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2016/2017?