Dijon v Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 27th August
Kick Off: 16:00 UK
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard (Dijon).
Newly-promoted Dijon who were so strong in Ligue 2 have been brought back down to Earth somewhat after their opening matches in Ligue 1 where they have lost both. The good news is that they haven’t received a huge beating yet, losing by the same score line of 1-0 each time to Nantes and Lille respectively.
This game at home to Lyon represents a huge test for the club though. Lyon is in first place with two wins and has scored 5 goals from their first two matches and has yet to concede. The visitors will be the overwhelming favourites to heap more misery on the home side.
Lyon have within their ranks one of the very finest talents upfront in Alexandre Lacazette linked away with a move to Arsenal- this hasn’t as yet materialised and the forward has scored all 5 of Lyon’s goals so far. An outstanding achievement.
Dijon v Lyon: Head to Head
Dijon has only been formed for the last 18 years and so these two teams have only played each other two times in their history. Both times we have seen wins for Lyon, one for 3-1 and the other for 2-1. The clubs haven’t played each other for four years. It is interesting to note for backers that on each occasion we have seen at least 3 goals and both teams have been able to score.
Dijon v Lyon: Prediction
Simply put Lyon should win this game and any other result would be seen as a shock. But Dijon will try their best to make this an interesting game and will be honoured to play Lyon. We should see a tight tense game that will give way to goals and then we will see spaces and Dijon will tire as the game goes on.
Dijon v Lyon: Tips
- Lyon to win at 5/6
- Both teams to score at 4/5