Posted by Macot (2017-03-18 00:26 CET)
No need to make Stiegler such a favourite in this matchup. More or less in world Cup these two skiers had the same results and Wallner is a young and upcoming skier. She managed her best ever result last week in Squaw Valley (7th place) and will be very confident to make another strong results. Besides 7th place, she managed 4 more finals qualifications, where she finished somwhere between 19th and 25 th places.
Her oponent Stiegler is a very expirienced skier and she showed some good performances in some of the races, but was not able to put up two similar performances in one competition, thus her best result of the season is 7th place back in Zagreb (and she did not finish the race in Squaw Valley).
Current form and mementum is on side of German skier, she will be confident and I expect her to make another good run. She will be able to start with much better number than usually which is going to be additional bonus. My call is Wallner 10th/Stiegler DNF.
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