The first day of Ski jumping event in Ruka is behind us and the athletes are already getting ready for day 2 on the same hill, in hopes to perform better or just as good as they did today.
In the 2nd event of the season, it was Kobayashi who celebrated the win with a 138.5m jump. He totaled 142 points, which was 2.1 more than second-placed Stoch, who jumped his way to the silver medal with a 140.5m jump and 139.9 points. Third place was awarded to Zyla who jumped 135m and got himself 135 points. With those results, Kobayashi is currently leading the overall rankings with 160 points, after his 3rd spot finish in Wisla and a win in Ruka. Stoch, the last years champion is currently 2nd with 130 points and Klimov at 3rd spot with 100 points.
The winner of the first event of the season in Wisla, Evgeniy Klimov disappointed with his 121.5m jump, which saw him finishing at 31st spot. He was one of the favorites to win here after his spectacular win in Wisla, but as we suspected he did not perform up to par. Still, we did not expect him to finish that low. He will have a chance to fix his 2nd impression tomorrow when jumpers will compete at the same hill.
Kamil Stoch, last years champion is still without a win this season. He finished 4th in Wisla on the opening event, 0.3 points behind Kobayashi (3rd place). In Ruka, Stoch performed better, finishing 2nd with a 140.5m jump which was 2.1 points less than the Japanese ski jumper who is currently leading the overall standings with 160 points. Kamil Stoch knows he needs to start winning soon and with a good jump on day 1, we expect him to perform on the same level today. As of now, he is 30 points behind leading Royoyu Kobayashi and with a win here, Stoch could reclaim his throne. Despite Stoch winning being highly possible, the opposition this season is fierce and he just might be beaten once more. We expect him to finish at least in the top 6 in the worst case scenario, however a win here would mean a lot to him so expect Stoch to give his all to climb back on the top of overall standings or at least close the gap between him and Kobayashi.
|Market – Event 2||Prediction||Pinnacle Odds||Bet 365 Odds||Stake||Won / Lost|
|Outright||Kamil Stoch||4.50||4.50||2 Units||Lost|
|Podium Finish||Kamil Stoch||/||2.20||2 Units||Won|
|Top 6 Finish||Kamil Stoch||/||1.44||2 Units||Won|