Roy the Boy previews this weekend's skiing and believes Ligety may fail to finish again this weekend.
Bet365 have taken the unusual step in offering ‘lay’ opportunities in Alpine Ski racing. It might not be anything new, it also might not last!
Marcel Hirscher, our ante-post selection at 2/1 (now 1/3) to become overall World Cup champion this season is odds-on for the two men’s races in Adelboden, Switzerland this weekend. He is head and shoulders above his current rivals in Slalom and is near unopposable in the Giant Slalom.
Old foe Ted Ligety is very short at 9/4 (second favourite) to win this Saturday’s Giant Slalom race, but 7/4 is available about him NOT making the podium. It’s worthy of a bet. The American has been competing all sorts of races this season to successfully become a ‘jack of all’ and ‘master of none’. More pertinently, last weekend he failed to finish (DNF) a Slalom race and did the same in his previous start three days before Christmas. There were two more DNF’s during December meaning he has failed to complete four of his last five races.
On his day he is very very good but not as good as Hirscher so, everything being equal, he is 7/4 about not finishing second or third. On recent form, given the Giant Slalom is made up of two runs, two runs he can fall or miss a gate in, 7/4 is way too big.
Race time: Saturday a.m. (live on Eurosport)