French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 10th and 11th December
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Opta Facts Ligue 1 | Matchday 17 - 10th 11th December 2011
Nancy v Ajaccio
Ajaccio have never won at Nancy in Ligue 1, picking up just one point in four visits.
Nancy have failed to win any of their last three home league matches against newly promoted opposition.
Ajaccio are winless in their last 11 league matches, currently the longest run.
Nancy have scored a league-low 12 goals this term.
Ajaccio have conceded more than one goal in each of the last seven matchdays.
Ajaccio are the only side without a clean sheet in Ligue 1 this season.
Rennes v Brest
Brest have lost each of their last three trips to Rennes in all competitions.
Rennes are unbeaten at home this season in any competition.
Six of the last eight competitive games at the Route de Lorient stadium have ended in draws.
Brest have won just one of their last 21 away Ligue 1 matches.
Following their 2-0 at Bordeaux in October 2010, Brest have failed to score more than once in 21 away Ligue 1 fixtures.
Bruno Grougi scored from the penalty spot in both of his two Ligue 1 appearances against Rennes.
St Etienne v Caen
Caen have never won in 11 previous trips to St Etienne's Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in the top flight.
Caen have conceded 19 goals in their last six league trips to St Etienne.
St Etienne have lost just one of their last 10 league games.
St Etienne have scored in each of their last 14 home matches, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
Caen have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season in Ligue 1.
None of St Etienne's Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang's six Ligue 1 goals this season have come at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.
Romanian international Banel Nicolita has scored in St Etienne's last two home league matches.
Sochaux v Paris SG
Sochaux have lost a greater percentage of their Ligue 1 games against PSG (58%) than versus any other opponent.
The Parisians have failed to win any of their last five competitive games away from home.
Sochaux have scored in all of their last 13 home games in Ligue 1.
22 of the 30 goals conceded by Sochaux this season in Ligue 1 have come in the second half of games.
28 goals have been scored at the Bonal stadium this season, more than at any other Ligue 1 venue.
Since joining Paris SG, Mevlut Erding has scored four goals in as many Ligue 1 appearances against his former club Sochaux.
Toulouse v Evian TG
Toulouse have won each of their last three league encounters against newly promoted sides by the same 2-0 score line.
Toulouse have kept clean sheets in their last five home games in Ligue 1.
Evian Thonon Gaillard have scored in nine consecutive Ligue 1 matches, currently the longest run.
ETG have been in the lead at half time in each of the last five matchdays.
Veteran midfielder Cedric Barbosa has scored or assisted eight of ETG's last 15 league goals.
Valenciennes v Montpellier
Montpellier are unbeaten in their last five Ligue 1 meetings against Valenciennes, winning four of these games.
Valenciennes have suffered only one defeat in their last 18 home league matches.
Montpellier are unbeaten in their last eight Ligue 1 matches, winning the last three.
Valenciennes have opened the scoring fewer times than any other side this season in Ligue 1 (four), while Montpellier have scored first on 11 occasions, a league-high.
Montpellier have already scored more Ligue 1 goals this term than during the whole of last season.
Olivier Giroud has scored in both of his two Ligue 1 appearances against Valenciennes.
Marseille v Bordeaux
In 48 previous trips to Marseille in Ligue 1, Bordeaux have managed just five wins.
Marseille have won their last three home league matches, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Marseille have won five of their last six Ligue 1 matches.
The Ayew brothers have been directly involved (goal or assist) in Marseille's last four league goals.
Since joining Bordeaux, Anthony Modeste has scored in both of his two Ligue 1 appearances against Marseille.
Didier Deschamps has never lost a Ligue 1 match against a side managed by Francis Gillot, winning four and drawing one.
Auxerre v Nice
Nice have suffered 2-0 defeats in three of their last four trips to Auxerre in Ligue 1.
None of the last six league meetings between Auxerre and Nice have seen more than two goals.
Auxerre have lost seven of their last eight competitive matches.
Nice have won only one of their last 25 away Ligue 1 matches.
Nice have picked up only one point away from home this season, fewer than any other Ligue 1 side.
Nice left back Fabián Monzón has scored more goals than any other Ligue 1 defender this season (four, all from the penalty spot).
Lille v Dijon
Lille are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches against newly promoted opposition, winning 10 of these games.
Lille are unbeaten in the last 14 matchdays, currently the longest run.
Dijon have conceded 18 goals in their eight away Ligue 1 games this term, keeping only one clean sheet in the process.
Lille have scored in 25 of their last 26 home matches in Ligue 1.
Moussa Sow's five league goals this season have all been scored at the Stadium Nord.
Joe Cole has yet to lose a Ligue 1 game (12 appearances).
Lorient v Lyon
Lorient have suffered more Ligue 1 defeats against Lyon (nine) than versus any other opponent.
Lorient have lost just one of their last 24 home league matches.
None of Lyon's last 13 league matches have ended in a draw, currently the longest run.
Lisandro has scored 14 goals in his last 17 Ligue 1 starts.
Lorient have conceded only three goals at home this season, fewer than any other side.
Lorient have kept a clean sheet in their last four home matches, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
Lyon have scored three goals in two consecutive league matches for the first time since last February.