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Nic Ladds 18th Feb 2010 - 16:48

French Ligue Opta Facts - 20 - 21 February

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French Ligue 1 Opta Facts

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2010

Boulogne-sur-Mer v Le Mans

  • Le Mans are without a win in their last seven competitive games.
  • Le Mans have yet to take a single point in their 11 fixtures on the road this season, the all-time record is held by Lille, who lost their first 14 away games in 1976/77.
  • Boulogne have not scored a goal in their last three home matches, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Boulogne have netted a league-low 16 goals, scoring only once in the last six match days.
  • 50% of Boulogne goals have been scored in the 15 minutes before half time.
  • No Boulogne player has scored more than three goals this season in the league.

Grenoble v Valenciennes

  • Grenoble have never managed to beat Valenciennes in the top flight.
  • Grenoble have registered more draws against VAFC than against any other side in Ligue 1: five.
  • Valenciennes drew in their three visits to Grenoble in Ligue 1.
  • Grenoble have netted eight goals in their last two competitive fixtures at home.
  • A league-high 10 Valenciennes goals have been scored by defenders.
  • Grenoble had 17 more points to their name at the same stage last season.
  • Grenoble have already lost 18 times, their worst-ever tally in a Ligue 1 season.
  • Valenciennes have never drawn a match this season away from home (six wins, six defeats).
  • Six of the seven goals scored by Danijel Ljuboja this season in all competitions have come at the Stade des Alpes.

Lens v Monaco

  • Monaco have failed to win at Lens in the league since 1996/97.
  • Four of the last five Monaco trips to Felix Bollaert have ended in a draw.
  • Lens have lost more times against Monaco (43) than against any other side in their Ligue 1 history.
  • Nene has netted five goals against teams from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region this season.
  • Lens have won 70% of their competitive matches this season when Toifilou Maoulida has featured in the starting line up.
  • Eduardo has netted three goals in his last four competitive appearances at the Felix Bollaert stadium.

Nice v Lorient

  • Nice have failed to win their last 11 league games, currently the longest run.
  • Loic Remy has netted three goals in the last two encounters between these two sides.
  • Lorient have won 10 matches this season, however, they have led in 16.
  • Nice have failed to keep a clean sheet in Ligue 1 since November 2009.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored 10 league goals this season, he is the second-most prolific French goal scorer across the top five European leagues, only Louis Saha has netted more (13).
  • Lorient are the only side yet to concede a penalty this season in the top flight.
  • Nice is one of two teams yet to draw 0-0 this season in Ligue 1.

St Etienne v Montpellier

  • Montpellier have lost nine of their 11 trips to St Etienne in the league.
  • Montpellier have won 62.5% of their games this season, which is their best-ever ratio in Ligue 1.
  • None of the last 12 league meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Montpellier have won their last five league games, currently the longest run and also their best ever streak in the top flight.
  • Montpellier have also kept a clean sheet during these five consecutive wins.
  • St Etienne are the only side yet to recover a single point from losing positions this season.
  • Bakary Sako has netted four goals in all competitions this season, all in 2010.
  • Victor Montano has opened the scoring on six occasions, a record this season.
  • Montpellier have so far won all of their eight league matches against bottom 5 teams.
  • A league-low 18 goals have been scored at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium this season.

Paris SG v Toulouse

  • Toulouse have won their last two trips to the Parc des Princes stadium in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse remain unbeaten in their last five league meetings against PSG, winning four, drawing one.
  • Paris SG have lost their last two home games in the league, failing to score in the process.
  • TFC have already lost more league matches this term (eight) than last season (six).
  • Paris SG have collected just one point in Ligue 1 in 2010, a league-low this year.
  • Every Toulouse defeat this season in Ligue 1 has been by a one-goal margin.
  • 11 Toulouse matches this season in Ligue 1 have been goalless at half time.
  • Toulouse tough tackler Etienne Capoue has been booked nine times this season, a joint-league high.
    Marseille v Nancy

Sochaux v Lyon

  • Lyon have won their last six trips to the Bonal stadium in the league.
  • Sochaux won 2-0 in the first leg, however they have failed to do a league double against the seven-times champions since 1991/92.
  • Sochaux remain unbeaten in their last five home fixtures in Ligue 1 winning four and drawing one.
  • Lyon are undefeated in the last five match days, currently the longest run alongside Toulouse and Montpellier.
  • Sochaux have drawn their last three league matches, currently the longest run.
  • Cesar Delgado has scored seven goals in his Lyon career, all of them in the second half.
  • Sochaux goalkeeper Teddy Richert has kept 11 clean sheets this season, a joint record.
  • Lyon have so far won only one of their six Ligue 1 games played after a Champions League fixture this season.

Rennes v Lille

  • Rennes have won just one of their last 14 league encounters against Lille.
  • Lille have kept only one clean sheet in their last 16 trips to Rennes in the top flight.
  • Lille have scored on average 1.92 goals per game this season, their most prolific season in the top flight since 1957/58 (2.01).
  • Gervinho has netted three goals in his last four competitive appearances against Rennes.
  • Rennes are the only side yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes this season in the top flight.
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last six home games in the league, winning five and drawing one.
  • Rennes have netted eight goals in their last two Ligue 1 home matches.
  • Sylvain Marveaux has scored five goals in his last four competitive starts.
  • Ludovic Obraniak has netted three goals in his last three league starts.
  • Yohan Cabaye has scored four penalty goals, a record this season in Ligue 1.

Marseille v Nancy

  • Nancy are unbeaten in their two trips to the Stade Velodrome, winning 3-0 last season.
  • Marseille have won their last three home games in all competitions, their best form at the Velodrome stadium this season.
  • 3.9 goals have been scored on average when Nancy travel to Marseille in Ligue 1.
  • Youssouf Hadji has netted three goals in his last two trips to Marseille.
  • Nancy are undefeated in their last four away matches, currently the longest run in the league.
  • Brandao scored in both of his two appearances against Nancy.
  • Mathieu Valbuena has scored in his last two competitive appearances at the Stade Velodrome.
  • A league-high 69% of the goals conceded by Nancy have come after the half time break (22/32).
  • Marseille have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last six match days, only Nice are on a worse run (11).


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