This Friday, Lyon receives Dijon at the opening of the second day of Ligue 1. Lyon wants to start this championship in the best possible way. Dijon hopes to glean its 1st points.
Lyon vs Dijon Free Betting Tips
Lyon disappointed a lot in Ligue 1 last year and only finished an insufficient 7th place in the standings. This is the first time since 1997 that OL have not secured a European folding seat via the championship. Les Gones, on the other hand, performed much better in the Cups with a semi-final in the Coupe de France and a final lost against PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue on July 31 (0-0, defeat following penalties). Subsequently, the Lyonnais achieved an epic in the Champions League. After defeating Juventus in the 8th, OL created a huge surprise by beating Manchester City in the quarter (3-1) before falling, not without demerit, to the future winner Bayern Munich in the semi-final ( 0-3). As a result of this good run in C1, Lyon did not play its match of the 1st day last weekend and starts its championship this Friday.
Rescued at the end of the relegation dam in 2019, Dijon still struggled to maintain it last year and was awarded 16th place in Ligue 1 with, all the same, 7 points ahead of the 19th and 1st relegation. The partners of defender Wesley Lautoa expect another complicated season and they started badly by losing, at home, against Angers last weekend at the end of a close meeting which could have switched to one side like on the other (0-1).
The workforce for Lyon vs Dijon
For Lyon, the right side replacing Rafael is forfeited, suspended. Not qualified for Final 8 of the Champions League, the promising striker Kadewere (ex-Le Havre) is also absent, for personal reasons. Satisfied with his loan last year, OL definitely bought Toko Ekambi from Villarreal. Rudy Garcia has put in place a 3-5-2 system that has proven itself in the Champions League. Barely recovered from his physical problems, the Dutchman Memphis Depay should be a little more fit for this 1st league match. The absence of the European Cup this season leaves doubt on the future of some important elements. We are thinking in priority of midfielder Aouar and strikers Depay and Dembele who should still be aligned tonight.
This summer, Dijon was forced to let go the Moroccan defender Aguerd, who left for Rennes, and was unable to retain left side Mendyl and striker Mavididi at the end of their loan. Departures also of veteran Balmont (retired) and young promising Loiodice (Las Palmas). The leaders recruited the young Romanian winger Dobre (ex-Bournemouth) and obtained the loan from the OL of the Spanish midfielder Pape Cheikh who will not play this match against his owner team. Arriving this week, rookies Anibal Chala (Ecuadorian international) and Jonathan Panzo (ex-Monaco) make their first in the group. If Chafik is back for this match, Dijon remains deprived of important Coulibaly, Benzia, Tavares, Baldé and young Younoussa, all in the infirmary.
The probable compositions for Lyon vs Dijon:
Lyon: Lopes – Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal – Dubois, Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet – Depay, Dembelé.
Dijon: Gomis – Chafik, Ecuele Manga, Lautoa, Chala – Marié, Ndong, Dina Ebimbe – Sammaritano, Scheidler, Chouiar.
Key points for the match Lyon vs Dijon
Coaches have the possibility of making 5 substitutions during the game.
This meeting is played with a limited number of spectators (5000).
Lyon vs Dijon Free Betting Tips
Replenished to the max for this new season and with what it showed at the end of C1, Lyon has a great opportunity to start with a victory against a Dijon formation largely within its reach. Lyon victory!
Betting Tips: Lyon wins 2 or more