Lyon vs Dijon Betting Predictions and Odds
Lyon want to take the momentum from the CL
The French Ligue 1 is currently on everyone’s lips. On the one hand, this is because the top division in the country of the current world champion was the first of the major European leagues to start last weekend. On the other hand, it was also because two teams from the Grande Nation were allowed to participate in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
For one of these two clubs, the first national competitive game is on the program on Friday evening. Lyon receives Dijon. According to the odds of the best bookmakers, the team of coach Rudi Garcia is considered the clear favorite, which is in no way surprising given the latest performance at the international level.
The guests from the Burgundy wine region are threatened with a total false start in the event of another bankruptcy, especially since last year’s 16. Already on the first matchday last week at home against Angers with 0: 1 drew the short straw. Once again, the Reds presented themselves offensively too harmlessly and thus underpinned the assessment of many experts who count the DFCO among the relegation candidates this game year.
The bottom line is that there is a solvable task waiting for the favorite, who has set a lot for Ligue 1 after the disappointment last year. We dare in the duel Lyon vs. Dijon, therefore, prognosticated in advance that the semi-finalist from the premier class will win without conceding a goal. Alternatively, we can also imagine a handicap bet in favor of the former series champion.
Lyon – Statistics & current form
RB Leipzig, Benfica Lisbon, Juventus, and Manchester City – the ranks of those teams that were defeated by Olympique Lyon in the past Champions League season reads impressively. As a positive surprise, the protected of coach Rudi Garcia made it into the semifinals and sold themselves there very dearly against the overwhelming power from Munich.
It is important to take the momentum from the international flight into everyday life in the league because that’s where OL 2019/2020 owed a lot. At the time of the cancellation, the club from south-east France was only in seventh place, which is why the new European Cup season 20/21 will be held without the former national champions. All the greater are the ambitions to move as close as possible to Paris St. Germain in Ligue 1 and play a good role.
Does OL benefit from international competition practice?
Because the planned first game of the season in Montpellier had to be postponed due to European commitments, the Lyonnais will only start on Friday evening. Before the match between Lyon and Dijon, the odds pointed towards the home side, who were only able to make five of their 13 home games victorious last year. At least the defense knew how to convince with only seven goals conceded in their own Groupama Stadium.
Because the red-blue-whites recently acted at the highest level and were able to keep the offensive departments of Manchester City or FC Bayern relatively well in check, we expect a confident and focused appearance from the favorite on the second matchday.
Even in the disappointing preseason, four of the five home wins mentioned were zero. In total, there were even six “clean sheets” in 13 attempts. We expect the same against the mostly harmless offensive East French. Garcia will largely rely on the well-rehearsed collective from the premier class. Only Rafael has to watch because of a red card from the Coupe de la Ligue final.
Probable formation of Lyon:
↳ Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Cornet; Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar; Reine-Adelaide, Dembele, Depay
Last matches from Lyon:
Champions League finals
⚽️ 08/19 2020 Lyon 0 – 3 Bayern Munich
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Manchester City 1 – 3 Lyon
⚽️ 08/07 2020 Juventus Turin 2 – 1 Lyon
⚽️ 07/31 2020 Paris Saint-Germain (6) 0 – 0 (5) Lyon
Club friendship games
⚽️ 07/24 2020 Lyon 3 – 2 Antwerp
Dijon – Statistics & current form
The name Dijon FCO has been hot for several weeks when it comes to naming potential relegation candidates. The Reds, who have consistently been in the country’s top division since 2016/2017, finished in 16th place last year and at the time of the cancellation had just three meager points ahead of third-bottom.
Since the financial means to strengthen themselves in a targeted manner are currently lacking and no big jumps were possible, but at the same time with Mendyl, Madvididi, Cadiz (all loan ends) and defender Aguerd, four potential key players left the club, it is an exciting and long fight for the remaining in the Ligue 1 virtually preprogrammed.
Dijon is traded as a relegation candidate
This impression was immediately confirmed last weekend when DFCO lost 1-0 at home to Angers. While the team of coach Stéphane Jobard got 24 of the total of 30 points in their stadium in 2019/20, they now experienced a bad start in front of their backdrop (over 4000 spectators were allowed). Improvement is not insight on Friday, especially since “Les Rouges” have not been able to create any horror away from home in the past.
The DFCO had to compete abroad 14 times in the last season. There was one win, three draws, and ten (!) Bankruptcy. Even more worrying, however, was the fact that the Jobard team only scored seven goals, making it by far the most harmless away offense in the league. The Reds stayed away nine times without a goal of their own. In our opinion, reason enough to dare to predict a “zero” success of the favorite on Friday between Lyon and Dijon.
Probable formation of Dijon:
↳ Gomis; Nounchil, Manga, Lautoa, Muzinga; Marie, Ndong, Amalfitano; Ebimbe, Scheidler, Chouiar
Last matches from Dijon:
⚽️ 08/22 2020 Dijon 0 – 1 Angers
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Lens 1 – 0 Dijon
⚽️ 08/07 2020 Dijon 1 – 2 Metz
⚽️ 08/01 2020 Dijon 0 – 0 Sochaux
⚽️ 07/18 2020 Paris FC 0 – 2 Dijon
Lyon vs Dijon Direct comparison
The two teams have faced each other nine times in the French Ligue Une. OL leads the direct comparison with five wins. The Champions League semi-finalist was unable to win the last two matches in his stadium. There was a goalless draw last season; In 2018/2019 Dijon even prevailed 3-1 in Lyon. Only in two cases did the Reds fail to score against the former subscription champions. Will that change on Friday?
Lyon vs Dijon -Betting odds comparison – Ligue 1
🔹 Betting Prediction: Lyon
🔸 Odds: 1.25
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 5.75
🔹 Betting Prediction: Dijon
🔸 Odds: 11
Lyon vs Dijon Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
Olympique Lyon recently caused a sensation in the Champions League. Instead of against FC Bayern, Juventus or Manchester City, coach Rudi Garcia’s team now has to go back to the dreary everyday life of the league. Despite the mentally not very easy switch of priorities, after finishing seventh last year, OL has big plans this time.
The betting odds clearly show that Lyon is favored against Dijon on the second matchday. Based on the betting base odds comparison, it can be deduced, for example, that the probability of success for the premier class semi-finalist is currently estimated at 74%. Logically, the top odds for a home win is not particularly high.
Odds probabilities for win Lyon / draw / win Dijon:
1: 74% X: 16% 2: 10%
Lyon vs Dijon – Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.66
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.20
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 2.10
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.66
Key facts – Lyon vs Dijon tips
⭐️ Four of the five home orienteering victories last year came to zero
⭐️ Dijon scored just seven goals in 13 away games in 2019/2020
⭐️ Five of the nine direct duels went to Lyon
As a result, we decide between Lyon and Dijon for the tip that Hossem Aouar, Memphis Depay, and Co. will win to zero. The arguments for this assessment are complex. On the one hand, the Lyonnais could benefit from their experience against the top teams in Europe. On the other hand, the guests from Burgundy traditionally represent one of the weakest offensive ranks in France, especially abroad.