LYN Vs MOT Dream11 Team Predictions: Lyon look to continue their unbelievable start to Ligue 1 with top spot in their sights.
Although we are still only in the early exchanges of the 2019-20 edition of Ligue 1, one side who have taken no time in stamping their credentials as firm favourites for the league title are Lyon. The side have come hot out of the block, registering two profoundly emphatic wins, ones testament to the exuberant attacking myriad players the side are stacked with.
After defeating Monaco 3-0 in their league opener, Lyon went onto better that performance with a ravishing 6-0 win over Angers. The result saw them score 9 goals in two encounters, trouncing their opponents with two wins from two, a rousing showing which they’ll be looking to resonate when they square off against Montpellier today.
For the home side, the reasons to be cautious ahead of today’s encounter are a plenty. Not only are they up against a side who’ll spare no expense in moving back to the top of the league standings, displacing Rennes from the number 1 position but are themselves struggling in the league, sitting in 16th spot are the opening couple of encounters.
Losing their first match of the new season to Rennes, the side managed to salvage a draw against Bordeaux, 1-1 result which saw them put on their first point in front of their name but continued to see that opening win stay elusive. And today’s encounter promises to be their most trickiest clash till now in the ongoing season, a clash against a side who are looking to put distance between themselves and everyone else in the early stages.
When you have scored 9 goals in two encounters, it’s hardly surprising that you are heading into today’s encounter as the firm favourites. Lyon have been sensational in attack, obliterating their opponents with clinically enchanting soirees up the pitch to leave them flummoxed. With Montpellier prone to errors at the back, this should end up being another match where Lyon cruise past to a win.
Probable Playing 11
- A knee injury keeps Savenier out of this encounter for the hosts.
- Marcel’s participation in today’s encounter is not yet confirmed for Lyon with the player having suffered an injury previously.
G Rulli (GK), Mendes, Hilton, Congre, Souquet, Ferri, Ristic, Le Tallec, Oyongo, Laborde, Delort
Lopes (GK), Duboi, Andersen, Denayer, Kone, Mendes, Tousart, Aouar, Traore, Dembele, Depay
Match: Montpellier Vs Lyon
Date And Time: 27th August, Tuesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
- G Rulli, Ristic, Le Tallec, Delort
- Kone, Tousart, Aouar, Dembele
Dream 11 Picks
Our need to rope in a bare minimum of four players from Montpellier sees us begin with their goal-keeper. Although a cleansheet is extremely unlikely for the side, our only reason for selecting Geronimo Rulli was due to the number of shots he bound to encounter. With a carnage set to pepper him today, the chances of registering save points see us indulge in his services for this one.
With Montpellier having scored just once in two matches and Lyon having kept two cleansheet on the bounce, we have gone ahead with an entire trivalent of players from Lyon’s backline from this one. While CBs Joachim Andersen and Jason Denayer were selected solely to their defensive capabilities, leftback Youssouf Kone brings the added advantage of cantering his way up the pitch and revelling us in dauntless attacking contributions as well.
With a goal against Monaco, we have opted for Lucas Tousart from Monaco with Houseen Aouar accompanying him after opening his account against Angers. Elsewhere from the opposition we are getting in their CDM Jordan Ferri and his partner in the centre of the park, Damien Le Tallec ith the duo playing an extremely important role in transitioning the ball from defence to attack.
His side’s only scorer till now with a goal in the previous encounter, Andy Delort is picked up by us for this encounter as the lone pick from Lyon. Elsewhere with two goals in the previous encounter and one against Monaco, we have Moussa Dembele come into our side from Lyon with the striker dismissing defences with disdain.
He’s accompanied by Bertrand Traore to wrap up our picks for this clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Dembele is our captain for today while Aouar is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.