All eyes will be on Parc Olympique Lyon when Rudi Garcia’s troops kicked off the new Ligue 1 campaign with a match against Dijon.
Olympique Lyon were not in action at the weekend, meaning that tired legs are unlikely to prove to be a big problem for the home side. Seeing that les Gones impressed in the Champions League triumph over Manchester City, home win should be considered. Use the analytical capabilities of the Betika platform to make the best bet and win a large sum of money.
A man to watch in the home team will be Moussa Dembele, who is likely to return to the starting XI after scoring a brace in the CL quarter-final. The Owls, on the other hand, failed to impress in the opening match of the season as they were beaten by Angers at home. Given Lyon’s current form, we are positive that the visitors will return home empty-handed. Dijon midfielder Glody Ngonda is likely to miss the game with injury. To bet on your favorite team in this match, use Sportpesa which offers the best odds for this game.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (MEMPHIS DEPAY):
Memphis Depay is a Dutch winger who started his professional career at PSV Eindhoven. During the 2014/2015 Eredivisie campaign the pacey footballer was on Manchester United’s radar and on June 12, 2015 the Premier League club confirmed the signing of the Dutchman. Many people expected that he would impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League season, but the former PSV ace played below expectations for the Red Devils, scoring only two goals (one assist) during the season.
After playing only for league games for Man Utd in the 2016/2017 season, Memphis Depay was sold to Olympique Lyon on January 20, 2017. Depay signed a four-and-a-half year deal with les Gones for a fee of around £16 million. The Dutch winger was producing fine performances for Lyon in the 2016/2017 season; he scored five goals for the club, while providing eight assists for his teammates.
Memphis Depay made his senior debut for Netherlands on October 15, 2013 in a 2-0 win over Turkey. Depay did well to win the 2011 European Championship with Netherlands U17 team.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (DIJON):
Founded in 1998, Dijon is a result of a merger between two local clubs. The Mustards played their first ever match in the Ligue 1 on August 7, 2011, with the team suffering a heavy 5-1 loss on their debut in the French top flight. After suffering relegation to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2011/2012 season, the club returned to the French elite division in 2016.
The Mustards finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign in 16th place in the standings, only one point clear of the relegation zone. Dijon are well known for their red jerseys, while they wear white when playing on the road. The Mustards welcome their rivals at Stade Gaston Gerard, the venue which was both built and opened in 1934. In the 1998/1999 season the club recorded a historical 12-1 Coupe de France win over Mahault Baie and that is considered the club’s biggest ever win in a competitive match.
Stephane Mangione, who made 181 appearances for the club, is regarded as one of the team’s famous players.