Olympique Lyonnais predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 38
- Winning Bets: 22
- Average Odds: 2.25
- Overall Stake : 274
- Profit: 307.79
- Yield: 12.33 %
The 21st century is widely considered Lyon’s golden age, and they’ve consistently been among the best-placed teams for years. That all ended in the previous season, however, as Les Gones ended up in a very disappointing 7th table position. On the bright side, it’s clear that they’re gearing up for a big return to form, and most online bookmakers agree that they are currently the strongest team in Ligue 1 excluding PSG.
To illustrate, an Outright Win without PSG is priced at 2.20 for Lyon, beating even teams like Marseille by a considerable margin. This confidence is based on their success in the 2019/20 Champions League, where they made it to the semi-finals despite the shortcomings in the national league.
Lyon Key Players
This summer hasn’t been nearly as turbulent as the previous one in terms of big-money transfers or notable lineup changes. Left-winger Martin Terrier left for Rennes and Karl Toko Ekambi of La Liga’s Villarreal was brought in, which pretty much covers the high-profile transfers involving Lyon.
As such, it’s safe to say that Lyon will continue relying on strategies that brought them such success on an international level. This generally includes a strong presence on the wings, with team captain Memphis Depay leading the left flank. The offensive trident is then rounded out with Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembélé at the front, with most midfielders staying back in a more defensive capacity.
As one of the most prominent clubs in the top tier of French football, Lyon contest different rivalries with clubs of similar stature such as Marseille, Bordeaux of Paris Saint-Germaine. However, Lyon’s biggest rival from a historical point of view are Saint-Etienne.
These two clubs contest what’s universally known as Derby Rhone-Alpes. Also referred to as Le Derby, this match pits two clubs located in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. The rivalry dates back to 1951 when Lyon and Saint-Etienne played their first-ever official match.
Today, matches between these two clubs are seen as one of the highlights of the Ligue 1 calendar and draw plenty of interest both on and off the pitch. As the two clubs separated by not more than 50 kilometres, Lyon and Saint-Etienne have, over time, developed a hotly-contested rivalry. It’s a game between white-collar and blue-collar communities which, by default, carry great weight and importance.
Olympique Lyonnais as commonly called Les Gones which translates as The Kids. The club was formed in 1899 but had not been officially registered and nationally established until 1950. The turn of the century marked the beginning of the most successful period in the club’s history.
Seven-time Ligue 1 champions, Lyon won their first-ever domestic title in 2002. The year marked the beginning of a French record for successive Ligue 1 titles, currently standing at seven in a row. Apart from 7 Ligue 1 trophies, Lyon are also five-time winners of Coupe de France. They also lifted the Coupe de la Ligue trophy in 2000/01 and won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1997.
Lyon play their home matches at the Groupama Stadium which boasts a capacity of nearly 60,000 people. The new venue was built in 2016 and replaced Lyon’s previous home – Stade de Gerland.
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