BOD Vs LYN Dream 11 Prediction: Both teams step out with aspirations of registering their second win on the bounce.
After enduring one of their worst ever sorties in Ligue 1 in the 2019-20 edition, Lyon did manage to save face and redeem themselves with their showing in the Champions League. Making it as far as the semi-finals, the club avenged for what was a horrid outing in the French league.
While Lyon ultimately fell in front of Bayern Munich, the eventual champions, their run was lauded by the footballing fraternity. Despite losing a string of their pivotal names, the club managed to down the likes of Juventus and Manchester City, big fishes which alluded to Lyon’s guile, fight and character in Europe’s premier competition.
The club doesn’t find itself partaking in European football this season though. With a seventh placed finish in Ligue 1, the side’s entire attention this term will be directed towards bettering its languishing and lacklustre form from the foregone season.
Lyon got off their new campaign to just the start they would have dreamt off. The 4-1 routing of Dijon was the ideal way to get underway with this season, a showing which showed what Lyon are capable of when functioning at their 100%.
Elsewhere, Bordeaux managed to remain unbeaten in the league with the side raking in its first win in the league. The 2-0 triumph against Angers sees them in second place at the moment with 4 points from 2 matches.
However, this should finally be the end of Bordeaux’s unbeaten spin. While its still early days, Lyon are looking to be back at their best with the visiting team set to emerge from this one with a second win on the bounce.
Probable Playing 11
- Yacine is out injured while Mehdi will ascribe his absence to a suspension
- Neymar, Mbappe, Icardi and Neves are all going to be sidelined with the players diagnosed with COVID.
Costil, Sabaly, Koscielny, Baysse, Benito, Basic, Otavio, Oudin, Preville, Hwang, Maja
Lopes, Marcelo, Denayer, Andersen, Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Cornet, Depay, Dembele, Ekambi
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: Bordeaux Vs Lyon
Date And Time: 12th September, Saturday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux
Angers Vs Bordeaux: 0-2
Strasbourg Vs Nice: 0-2
Dream 11 Picks
Bordeaux’s main area of strength has been their defence. The club is yet to concede in the league with the side keeping cleansheets in all of its outings.
And the club has had to thank goalkeeper Benoit Costil for safeguarding the team’s defence. The player has been in imperious form, utilising his sprawling skill set to accrue a basketful of saves.
Across the course of the last season, as things dwindled for Lyon, the team turned to its backline to salvage some potentially embarrassing scorelines. And the defence was more than willing to adhere to the side’s clarion call with the robust backline banishing sides from scoring past it.
The team ended up as one of the most well-versed defences the last term. And with Bordeaux struggling to scour goals at the moment, this could easily end in a clean sheet for Lyon.
It sees us unearth the three defenders from the club with all of Leo Dubois, Marcelo Filho and Jason Denayer being inducted in our setup.
He missed out on his side’s season opener the last time around but Houssem Aouar should be back for this one. Having recovered from COVID, the midfielder looks set to partake in the day’s proceeding to see him become a must pick for us given his form in the Champions League.
Slotting in next to him after his assist the last time around is Maxwell Cornet. The home side meanwhile see us make Toma Basic the first pick for us from the club with him having scored in the side’s bygone 2-0 triumph.
Otavio Santos will be giving him company courtesy of his ability to traverse past tough spots and work his way out of tight spaces.
He looks set to depart for Barcelona in the foreseeable future but as long as Memphis Depay is a Lyon player, the side will keep utilising his services. He scored a hattrick in only his first outing of the new season to make him a must pick for us today.
The club’s top scorer last season, Moussa Dembele will be joining him for the encounter. Elsewhere, Bordeaux sees us repose faith in striker Josh Maja after he scored for the side in their last contest.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 3 goals in 1 match, Depay was always going to captain our side while Dembele is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Costil, Dubois, Denayer, Filho, Cornet, Santos, Basic, Aouar, Depay, Dembele, Maja
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