Les Gones have drawn four and lost four of their past eight league games, marking the first time in 42 years they have gone such a stretch without a win in the same season.
Lyon managed 24 shots to Dijon's six on Saturday but could not find a breakthrough, meaning they are just a point above the bottom three after 10 matches this term.
8 – Lyon are winless in their last eight games in Ligue 1 (D4 L4), the first time it happens for OL over a single season since August-October 1977 (also 8). Emergency 🚨. #OLDFCO pic.twitter.com/l7fdHEqukX— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 19, 2019
Since a 6-0 thrashing of Angers on August 16, their only victory in any competition was the surprise 2-0 away defeat of RB Leipzig in the Champions League on October 2.
A 1-0 loss to rivals Saint-Etienne led to the departure of head coach Sylvinho, with Rudi Garcia named as his replacement on Monday.
Garcia's past opening league matches in charge of a Ligue 1 team in have ended in 0-0 draws. His Lille side were held at home by Nancy in August 2008, and Marseille drew with Paris Saint-Germain in October 2016.
Lyon head to Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday before they host bottom-of-the-table Metz next weekend.