French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 15-16 January
Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.15-16 January 2011
Auxerre v Monaco
Auxerre & Monaco drew the most games in the top five European leagues in 2010 (17 each).
Auxerre's last four league games have all ended 1-1, with Auxerre conceding the opening goal each time.
Auxerre have only kept two clean sheets in Ligue 1, the lowest total this season.
Auxerre have never failed to score in their last 10 league games.
Monaco have won only one of their last 18 league games away from home.
Auxerre midfielder Valter Birsa has scored three goals in his last four home league games.
Brest v Caen
Brest have won 80% of top-flight encounters against Caen (four out of five), their best ratio against a Ligue 1 club.
Brest are the only unbeaten side at home in Ligue 1 this season, conceding only three goals in nine home games.
Brest are winless in their last four league games, their longest drought this season.
Caen have lost their last three away league games.
Brest's Francis-Le Blé stadium has seen the fewest goals this season : 12.
Nolan Roux has scored in Brest's last two games against Caen
Lens v St Etienne
St Etienne have opened the scoring in eight of their last nine league encounters against Lens but have won only four of those games.
St Etienne are unbeaten in their last seven league games, which equals their longest streak without a defeat this season.
Lens are winless in their last six league games, only Arles-Avignon are doing worse currently.
St Etienne have won none of their last six trips to Lens in the top-flight.
The last 11 competitive encounters between Lens and St Etienne have seen 40 goals, at an average of nearly four per game.
St Etienne's Bakary Sako has scored in each of his last two away league games.
Lyon v Lorient
Lyon are unbeaten in their last 12 league games, the longest streak in Ligue 1 this season.
Lorient have never won at Lyon's Gerland stadium in the top-flight.
Lorient have failed to score in their last two league games.
Lorient have lost their last three away league games.
71% of goals conceded by Lyon have come in the second-half (15 out of 21), the highest ratio in Ligue 1 this season
Lorient strikers Kevin Gameiro and Lynel Kitambala have scored 64% of their side's goals in Ligue 1 this season.
Montpellier v Valenciennes
Montpellier are unbeaten in their last four top-flight encounters with Valenciennes.
Montpellier are winless in their last five league games and have just drawn three in a row.
Montpellier have never scored more than one goal in their last 10 league games.
Valenciennes have won only one of their last 16 away league games.
Without their captain and centre-half Emir Spahic, Montpellier have conceded on average 1.7 goal per game against 0.9 per game when he's been on the pitch.
Valenciennes have suffered six defeats by a one-goal margin, the most in Ligue 1 this season alongside Sochaux.
Nice v Lille
The last four league games between Lille and Nice have all ended 1-1 with Nice opening the scoring each time.
Lille are unbeaten in their last three league trips to Nice.
There have never been more than two goals scored in the last seven league encounters between Nice and Lille.
Since last November, Nice have the meanest defensive record in Ligue 1 with only four goals conceded in eight games.
Lille have scored in each of their last 15 league games, the longest current run in the French top-flight.
Nice have never scored more than two goals in their last 23 home league games.
Danijel Ljuboja's last 12 league goals have all come at home.
Paris SG v Sochaux
Sochaux have won only one of their last 28 league trips to the Parc des Princes, suffering 20 defeats.
Guillaume Hoarau has scored in each of his last three league games against Sochaux.
There have been 17 goals in the last four league games between PSG and Sochaux, a rate of over four per game.
PSG boast the best attacking record at home in Ligue 1 this season with 19 goals scored. They have scored at least two goals in seven of their 10 home league games this season.
Sochaux have lost eight of their last 10 away league games.
PSG attacking midfielder Nenê has scored six goals in his last five league games.
Rennes v Arles-Avignon
Arles-Avignon are winless in their last seven league games, the longest current drought.
Arles-Avignon are the only side yet to win away from home in Ligue 1 this season.
Rennes have won their last three home league games, all by a one-goal margin.
Rennes' matches have seen the fewest goals in Ligue 1 this season: 30 in 19 games.
Rennes striker Victor Montano has scored three goals in his last three competitive games at home.
Toulouse v Nancy
Nancy are unbeaten in their last five league games, their best streak since the 2008/09 campaign.
Nancy have never won at Toulouse in a competitive game, with nine draws and nine defeats.
Nancy have failed to score a single goal in their last six competitive encounters with Toulouse.
Nancy have always won when they have opened the scoring in Ligue 1 this season: it has happened six times.
Toulouse have won their last two home league games, scoring four goals and conceding none.
Eight of Paulo Machado's nine league goals for Toulouse have been scored at home.
Nancy striker Youssouf Hadji has netted three goals in his last three league games.
Marseille v Bordeaux
Marseille are unbeaten in their last six competitive encounters with Bordeaux.
Marseille and Bordeaux have both failed to win any of their last five league games, their longest drought this season.
Bordeaux have drawn their last five league games.
There have been three red cards in the last four encounters between Marseille and Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
Eight of Anthony Modeste's nine goals in Ligue 1 have come away from home.
Bordeaux have not lost their first game of the year in the top-flight since 2000.