French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 2nd & 3rd October
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Arles-Avignon - Auxerre
Auxerre are unbeaten against Arles-Avignon in all competitions: winning four and drawing twice.
Auxerre and Arles-Avignon are the only teams without a win this season in Ligue 1.
Auxerre are without a win after seven match days for the second time in their Ligue 1 history, it also happened in 1986/87.
Arles Avignon have scored the fewest goals (three) and conceded the most (16).
All three Arles-Avignon goals this season in the league have been headers, and Franck Dja Djedje has been involved in all of them (two goals and one assist).
Arles-Avignon are only the second team to lose their opening seven league games in the French top-flight history, after Grenoble last season.
Bordeaux - Lorient
Lorient have never won a competitive match at the Chaban-Delmas stadium (four defeats and three draws).
Bordeaux have kept two consecutive clean sheets in the league for the first time this calendar year.
Lorient have failed to win their last six away games in Ligue 1 (three draws and three defeats), their worst run since the 2007/08 season.
Lorient have scored a league-high four goals in the opening 15 minutes of their games.
David Bellion has netted six goals in his four league starts against Lorient, all coming as braces.
Kevin Gameiro has scored in his last two league appearances against Bordeaux.
Bordeaux have scored in each of their last 11 home games in Ligue 1.
Monaco - Brest
Monaco are unbeaten in their last seven competitive encounters against Brest, winning six and drawing one.
Monaco are unbeaten in their last nine home games in the league, winning five and drawing four.
Brest have won just once in their 10 trips to Monaco in the top flight, scoring just two goals in total.
Monaco are the only Ligue 1 team who have yet to concede a goal at home this season.
Brest have won their last two away matches in Ligue 1, so far they have never managed to win three in a row.
Brest have kept a clean sheet in their last four league fixtures, currently the longest run in Ligue 1 and also their longest ever in the top flight.
A league-high six Monaco goals have been netted by new signings.
Monaco currently register the most 0-0 draws this term in Ligue 1 (three).
Nancy - Lyon
Nancy have lost all of their four competitive home games this term.
Lyon have netted just four goals after seven match days, their lowest total at this stage of the competition since 1991/92.
Nancy have yet to score at home this term in Ligue 1.
Lyon are one of only three teams who have lost all of their away games this term in Ligue 1.
Lyon are unbeaten in their last 10 league meetings against Nancy, winning nine and drawing one.
Nancy have failed to score more than one goal in their last 14 league matches against Lyon.
No Nancy player has scored more than one goal this season in Ligue1.
Sochaux - Lens
Lens are unbeaten in their last 12 competitive encounters against Sochaux (10 wins and two draws).
Lens have won their last four trips to the Bonal stadium in all competitions.
Sochaux have picked up the most points at home this season (10).
Sochaux have scored seven goals in their last two home games in the league.
Lens have failed to win their five league games, their only win so far this season was against Arles-Avignon who are currently ranked bottom of the league.
Ideye Brown has scored in each of his last three league starts at the Bonal stadium.
Lens have conceded the opening goal in a league-high six games this term.
Lens have conceded the most goals in the final 15 minutes of games this term (seven).
Valenciennes - Caen
Valenciennes have failed to win their last five league matches and have won just one of their last 11.
Caen are unbeaten away from home this season in Ligue 1, winning twice and drawing twice.
Caen have been defeated in all of their three trips to the Nungesser stadium in Ligue 1, conceding eight goals in the process.
Valenciennes are one of three clubs who have yet to score a first-half goal this season in the league.
The three wins managed by Caen this season in Ligue 1 have all been by a one-goal differential.
Five of the seven Valenciennes goals this term have come from set-piece situations.
Valenciennes have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five league fixtures.
St Etienne - Marseille
St Etienne have won their last four league matches, their best run in the top flight since 1988.
Marseille have won five of their last six competitive matches against St Etienne.
St Etienne are top of the league for the first time since 1981/82.
Marseille are the only side who have scored in all seven match days this season in Ligue 1.
St Etienne are the only side with a 100% record at home this term in the top flight.
Five of the seven goals netted by Ligue 1 top scorer Dimitri Payet have been netted at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium.
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is the Ligue 1 player with the most shots attempted without finding the net this season (20).
Brandao has netted three goals in his four competitive appearances against St Etienne.
All three goals netted by Andre Ayew this term in Ligue 1 have come on the road.
A league-high 89% of the goals conceded by Marseille this term have come after the half-time break.
Lille - Montpellier
Montpellier have won just one of their 15 trips to Lille in the top flight, losing on nine occasions and drawing five times.
Lille are one of two teams who remain unbeaten this season in Ligue 1.
Lille have lost just one of their last 21 home games in the league, winning on 15 occasions and drawing five times.
Lille have lost just four of their 41 home games in the league with Rudi Garcia as manager (27 wins and 10 draws).
Gervinho has netted three goals in his last two Ligue 1 starts.
Montpellier have just netted one goal in their three away games so far this season in Ligue 1.
Paris SG - Nice
Nice have won eight of their last 10 league encounters against Paris SG (one draw and one defeat).
PSG have won just 39% of their home games against Nice in the top flight (10 out of 26).
PSG have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league encounters against Nice.
All of the last seven league meetings between Nice and Paris SG have produced a win by a one-goal differential.
Nene scored in his two league appearances against Nice last season.
Nice have lost their last two matches in Ligue 1.
Paris SG have kept a clean sheet in their last three league fixtures, only Brest are currently on a longer run.
Rennes - Toulouse
Toulouse have failed to win their last 14 trips to Rennes in Ligue 1, losing nine times and drawing on five occasions.
Rennes have 15 points, they best-ever tally at this stage since the three-point rule was introduced (1994/95).
Alongside Lille, Rennes are the only remaining unbeaten team in the league this term.
Rennes have conceded the fewest goals this term in Ligue 1 (three).
Toulouse have lost just one of their last nine league games, it was against current leaders St Etienne (five wins and three draws).
Rennes are the only Ligue 1 team who have yet to trail in a game this season.
Daniel Braaten is the only Toulouse player who has scored before the half-time break this season.
None of the last 54 games involving Toulouse in Ligue 1 has seen over two goals scored in the first half.