Lyon v Dinamo Zagreb: French club to build victory from the back

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is expected to form part of a three-man Lyon backline
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is expected to form part of a three-man Lyon backline
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A clean sheet is on the cards for Lyon in their introductory Group H contest at home to Dinamo Zagreb...

"Dinamo Zagreb have fired seven away blanks in nine in this phase of the competition."

Back Lyon to keep a clean sheet @ 2.35/4

Lyon 1.635/8 v Dinamo Zagreb 6.411/2; The Draw 4.216/5
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After nine straight knockout-round appearances, Lyon haven't been beyond the group stage since 2011/12, only actually getting that far once, finishing bottom of a shallow pool (Zenit St Petersburg, Valencia and Gent) with four points last term.

The idea that this season would provide the restoration caught fire when they resisted big-money interest in striker Alexandre Lacazette, who responded not by going on strike but by firing five times as they won their first two Ligue 1 fixtures without conceding.

A 4-2 loss at Dijon and 3-1 home reverse to Bordeaux dropped them to mid-table and dimmed that optimism, yet Dinamo Zagreb also suffered a domestic defeat ahead of this game - 1-0 as hosts to Osijek - and have been beaten nine times in a row on their Champions League group-stage travels.

Given that they were destroyed 2-0 and 7-1 when paired with the French side in 2011/12, 1.635/8 has to be deemed a decent price on Les Gones delivering.


Lyon Clean Sheet

Whatever you think about Lyon's three-point-pocketing potential, they have kept eight clean sheets in their past 17 Champions League encounters in front of their fans, excluding qualifiers, and face foes who have fired seven away blanks in nine in this phase of the competition.

One of those zeroes occurred in a 2-0 setback to the 2009/10 semi-finalists, who are a tasty 2.35/4 to shut them out again.


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Back Lyon to keep a clean sheet @ 2.35/4


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