Olympique Lyon vs FCO Dijon Soccer Betting Prediction
Olympique Lyon starts the new Ligue 1 season at home against Dijon
The Champions League semi-finalist Olympique Lyon starts the new season on the 2nd matchday. After a disappointing last season, you can concentrate fully on the league this year. The club is once again considered the biggest challenger to Paris St. Germain for the French championship title. In contrast to the home team, Dijon has already played a game in Ligue 1. However, this was lost 1-0 to Angers, which is why they are currently only in 18th place in the table. Also in the duel against Olympique Lyon they are the clear outsiders.
The international success of the last few weeks
Olympique Lyon has been known as a club with talented players for years, but no one believed the team could make it big. In the 2019/20 Champions League season, which ended just a few days ago, they surprisingly reached the semi-finals. Already in the group stage they met teams of about the same strength as Benfica Lisbon, Zenit St. Petersburg and RB Leipzig. With the 2nd place, however, they were able to secure their ticket for the knockout phase.
In the knockout phase, you will probably get the biggest surprises. In the round of 16 they prevailed with a total score of 2: 2 against the Italian series champion Juventus Turin. In the quarterfinals they defeated Manchester City, trained by Pep Guardiola, with 1: 3. The last stop was in the semi-finals against the eventual winner Bayern Munich. The game against the Germans ended with a 3-0 defeat. Nevertheless, it was the most successful international season in over 10 years. We think this will give them confidence for their first game in Ligue 1.
The weak Ligue 1 season 2019/20
The past season was canceled due to the corona virus, which is why the teams only played 28 games in total. After this break, Olympique Lyon finished the table in 7th place. It’s the worst placement in 23 years. The team is therefore not qualified for international business, but can concentrate fully on the Ligue 1 season. They collected only 40 points in the past season after 28 matchdays and the balance sheet stood with unconvincing 11 wins, 7 draws and 10 defeats. With 42:27 goals, they were able to set the 2nd largest goal difference in the league. In addition, the team improved continuously under the new coach Rudi Garcia. Under the French, Lyon won 9 of the last 19 Ligue 1 games and only left the place as a loser 6 times. The team performed well, especially at home, because they have been unbeaten in four home games. 3 of these 4 home games ended without conceding a goal.
Important statistics for the last season
With 42 goals the 3rd best offensive in the league
With 27 goals conceded, the 4th best defense in the league
Undefeated in 4 home games
On average there were 2.46 goals per game
Only 46% of all games ended with more than 2.5 goals
9 of 28 games ended without conceding a goal
The talent factory Olympique Lyon
The French club is one of the best training clubs in Europe. The club currently has a squad market value of € 358 million, making it the 2nd most valuable after Paris St. Germain. Especially on the offensive, the club is peppered with many talents. No fewer than 5 players are among the most valuable professionals in Ligue 1. The following list should give you an overview of how high the quality of the team actually is.
Houssem Aouar | 22 years – € 49 million
Bruno Guimaraes | 22 years – € 28 million
Jeff Reine Adelaide | 22 years – € 22 million
Memphis Depay | 26 years – € 44 million
Moussa Dembele | 24 years – € 40 million
Where did Dijon place last season?
The Dijon FCO is one of the relegation candidates almost every year, which the last placements prove. In the past season they continued this and with 16th place they once again escaped the threatened relegation. With 30 points they were 3 points ahead of the first relegation zone in Nimes. Overall, they held a record of 7 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses. In addition, there is a negative goal difference of 27:37 goals. This was the 2nd worst offensive in France. Only one of the last 6 games last season could be won and that was at home against FC Toulouse (2-1). Away, however, they have been waiting for a victory for 10 games. With only 6 points from 14 away games, Dijon was generally the 2nd worst away team in Ligue 1. Only one of these 14 games could be won and besides at least 3 draws, the remaining 10 games were all lost. The goal difference was 7:22 goals. On average, they only score 0.5 goals per away game.
You can see Dijon’s last 5 away games in Ligue 1 here:
Paris St. Germain: Dijon 4-0
Bordeaux: Dijon 2-2
Nimes: Dijon 2-0
Montpellier: Dijon 2-1
Amiens: Dijon 1-1
The coach who is already under pressure
Stephane Jobard has been on the sidelines of FC Dijon since the beginning of last season. Since then he has only had a weak point average of 1.15 points per game and is therefore already under enormous pressure. His team has only won one of the last 7 Ligue 1 games. He has a total of 10 wins, 9 draws and a total of 15 defeats. With 37 goals they score just over 1.00 goals per game. In return, they conceded 48 goals. In addition, there is a failed start to the new season, because the first game was lost at home against SCO Angers with 0: 1. In 2 of the last 3 away games there was also no goal.
The direct duels between these two teams
After 9 games, Olympique Lyon are clearly in the lead with 5 wins and 2 draws, but the past two games give Dijon cause for hope. Last season they reached a 0-0 draw away in Lyon. The previous season they could even celebrate a 1: 3 away win. Lyon remained unbeaten in a total of 4 duels before these two games and celebrated 3 wins. One thing seems almost certain in this duel, namely that many goals will be scored. In 8 out of 9 games, over 2.5 goals were scored per game. 6 of the last 8 games even ended with over 3.5 goals.
You can benefit from the duels since the 2017/18 season here:
Season 2019/20: Olympique Lyon: Dijon 0-0
Season 2018/19: Olympique Lyon: Dijon 1: 3
Season 2018/19: Dijon: Olympique Lyon 0: 3
Season 2017/18: Dijon: Olympique Lyon 2: 5
Season 2017/18: Olympique Lyon: Dijon 3: 3
Key points for the match Olympique Lyon vs FCO Dijon
higher quality in the squad
unbeaten in 4 home games
Champions League semi-finalist
unbeaten in 2 games against Lyon
have nothing to lose in Lyon
Olympique Lyon vs FCO Dijon Soccer Betting Tips
Despite a weak last season, Olympique Lyon are our clear favorites in this game. The quality of the team will prevail in our opinion. The odds for tip 1 are not very lucrative, however. In our analysis we could find out that this duel usually ends with many goals. The odds on a tip “over 2.5 goals” would already be a bit more lucrative. For those who want to take a little more risk, we can recommend a betting tip “Olympique Lyon wins both halves”.
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals