- Mikaela Shiffrin is a favorite to win the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup.
- Shiffrin’s +200 odds place her just ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami and Petra Vlhova.
- The three women are the only skiers with odds shorter than +1000.
SÖLDEN, Austria - The Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup is set to kick off on Oct. 24, 2021, with the famous Giant Slalom in Sölden.
This event is the beginning of the Alpine Skiing World Cup season, which lasts through March 2022, and includes the Winter Olympics.
Odds for the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup are already up on online sportsbooks, so let’s take a look.
Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup 2021-2022
- Mikaela Shiffrin +200
- Lara Gut-Behrami +300
- Petra Vlhova +300
- Sofia Goggia +1100
- Corinne Suter +1600
- Katharina Liensberger +1600
- Marta Bassino +1600
- Michelle Gisin +2000
Mikaela Shiffrin, Lara Gut-Behrami, and Petra Vlhova are the only competitors with odds shorter than +1000 - and they finished fourth, second and first in the 2020-2021 season respectively.
Mikaela Shiffrin has a remarkable resume for a 26 year old. The American skier has already claimed two Olympic Gold medals and six World Championship Gold medals.
While 26 may seem young to many reading this article, Shiffrin is actually a veteran with her debut happening ten years ago in 2011.
In 2021, she came in second place over the course of the season in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events, despite missing the opening of the season with a back injury.
Behind Shiffrin on the odds boards is Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland. She’s won two World Championship Gold medals and been on two Swiss Olympic teams.
She specializes in the Super-G portion of Alpine Skiing and finished in first place in that event during last season’s competition, finishing second overall.
The woman who beat her out, Petra Vlhova, is tied with her on the odds boards, and makes up the last of the triumvirate of serious contenders.
In consecutive years, Vlhova has finished second, third and first in the World Cup, and she’s won consecutive gold medals in the Parallel event.
She’s been on two Olympic teams for Slovakia but has not won a gold medal in doing so.
However, her victory in the 2020-2021 Alpine Skiing World Cup made her the first Slovak woman to accomplish such a feat.
Winning twice in a row would be remarkable and she has a good chance to do so according to online gambling markets.