Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Dijon and Olympique Lyon go head to head at Stade Gaston Gerard in the Ligue 1 round 23. Dijon are eager to record their first win of the season, but they will have a big fish to fry in the midweek clash. Les hiboux failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Lorient and Lille, and we do not believe that they are capable of making life difficult for the title-chasing visitors.
Both Assale and Benzia are likely to miss Wednesday’s clash with injuries. Les Gones, on the other hand, are on a quest to put an end to PSG’s dominance in the French top flight. Lyon did well to beat both St Etienne (5-0) and Bordeaux (2-1) in the previous two league fixtures, and given Dijon’s current form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bersant Celina):
After starting his youth career at Stromsgodset, Bersant Celina moved to Manchester City youth academy in 2012. Two years later the midfielder, who was born in FR Yugoslavia on September 9, 1996, signed a three-year professional contract with the Citizens, but he made no more than one appearance for the big-spending club in the Premier League.
Bersant Celina came as a substitute for David Silva in a 3-1 home loss to Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016. Celina played for the likes of Twente and Ipswich Town before joining Swansea City for a fee of £3 million.
Speaking of his international career, the 181-cm tall midfielder played for Norway U15, U16, U17 and U21 teams, but he represents Kosovo senior team on the international stage. Bersant Celina made his debut for Kosovo in September 2014 against Oman. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.