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Nic Ladds 25th Feb 2010 - 15:06

French Ligue Opta Facts - 27-28 February

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French Ligue 1 Opta Facts

 

Lorient-Sochaux

  • Four of Sochaux's five draws have come in 2010.
  • There has never been a goalless draw between these two sides in the top flight.
  • Sochaux are unbeaten in their last four league meetings against Lorient.
  • Sochaux have conceded more goals than any other away side at the Moustoir stadium in Ligue 1 history (nine).
  • Sochaux have won none of their last six away games in the league, scoring only once in the process.
  • Sochaux have netted the second fewest goals away from home this season (five).
  • Lorient have only won one of their last six home matches in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient have failed to score in just one of their 12 home games this season in the league.
  • Lorient are the most prolific Ligue 1 side in the 15 minutes on either side of the half time break (19 goals).

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Lyon-Nice

  • Lyon have racked up the most points in 2010 (16).
  • Nice have failed to win at Gerland stadium in the league since 1973.
  • Lyon have kept a clean sheet for the last 440 minutes in all competitions.
  • The last three league meetings between Lyon and Nice have produced 14 goals.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in the last six match days, currently the longest run.
  • Lyon have collected just eight points out of a possible 15 in their games against bottom 5 teams this season.
  • Olympique Lyonnais have scored a league-high 17 goals in the last 15 minutes of their games.
  • Nice have conceded 10 goals from South American players, a record this season in Ligue 1.

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Monaco-Boulogne-sur-Mer

  • Boulogne conceded eight goals in their last trip to Monaco, in a promotion playoff in 1973: 8-1 with five Monaco goals scored by Brazilian striker Carlos Ruiter.
  • Both sides have lost their last three league fixtures, currently the longest run.
  • Talismanic striker Gregory Thil is back from long-term injury; with him this season Boulogne have won 33% of their Ligue 1 games, and without him only 5%.
  • Monaco have conceded four goals in their last two home matches in the league.
  • Nene, who scored from two direct free kicks in the first leg, is responsible for 42% of Monaco goals this season, a league-high.
  • Monaco are the only team in the top half with a negative goal difference (-1).
  • Boulogne striker Mustapha Yatabare scored on his first Ligue 1 start last week.
  • Boulogne have conceded the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (45).

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Nancy-Grenoble

  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last 12 competitive meetings against Grenoble.
  • Grenoble have lost their last five away fixtures in the league, failing to score in the process.
  • Grenoble are the only side yet to win on the road this season in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have picked up just 14 points at the Marcel Picot stadium this season, only two teams have a worse record at home.
  • Nancy have netted only one goal in their last four home games in Ligue 1.
  • Grenoble have conceded a league-high 25 goals before half-time.
  • Grenoble have yet to open the scoring away from home, netting only three goals in total.
  • Grenoble and Nancy have received a league-high five red cards each.
  • Nancy striker Youssouf Hadji has scored eight goals this season in Ligue 1, two more than last season at the same stage.

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Toulouse-Lens

  • Toulouse have only won one of their last 11 league encounters against Lens.
  • Lens are unbeaten in their last five trips to Toulouse.
  • Toulouse have failed to win any of their last five competitive games.
  • Toulouse have not won any of their last four home fixtures in the league, their worst run at Stadium Municipal since the 2007/08 season.
  • 2009 UEFA Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk are the only side that managed to score more than twice against Toulouse this season (4-0 on 22/10/2009).
  • The last two league fixtures played at Stadium Municipal have not produced any goals.
  • Since joining Toulouse in 2007, Andre-Pierre Gignac has failed to appear in just 13 Ligue 1 games, of which TFC have only won three.
  • Lens striker Issam Jemaa has scored four league goals this term, his best ever tally in a Ligue 1 season.
  • Toulouse goalkeeper Yohann Pele has conceded only four goals in his nine league appearances this season, his average (0.4) is the best in the league.

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Valenciennes-St Etienne

  • St Etienne have failed to score in their last four trips to the Nungesser stadium in the league, losing the last three.
  • VAFC have won their last two Ligue 1 games, their best run since November.
  • Valenciennes have suffered more league defeats against St Etienne than against any other team (29).
  • VAFC have conceded more goals against St Etienne than against any other team (99).
  • St Etienne have lost five of their last six away games in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne concede 0.8 goals per league game with new manager Christophe Galtier, under his predecessor Alain Perrin, that average was 1.5.
  • Valenciennes games produce the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (73).
  • Emmanuel Riviere has scored three goals in his last four competitive appearances.
  • Valenciennes and champions Bordeaux are the only two sides with four players having scored at least five goals this season in the top flight.

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Montpellier-Rennes

  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last four league encounters against Montpellier, scoring 11 goals in the process.
  • Rennes have lost their last three competitive games, their worst run this season.
  • Montpellier have conceded only one goal in the last six match days.
  • Montpellier have won their last three home games in the league, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
  • La Mosson stadium has seen only five goals in the first half, a record this season in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes have scored a league-high nine goals in the opening 15 minutes this season.
  • Rennes have already lost more games this term (eight) than during the whole of last season (seven).
  • 73% of the goals scored by Montpellier have come in the second half, a record this season in the league.

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Le Mans-Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux have won their last four league encounters against Le Mans, scoring 11 goals in the process.
  • Le Mans have won more league matches under new manager Arnaud Cormier (three) than with his predecessor Paulo Duarte (two).
  • Bordeaux have the best defensive records both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
  • Bordeaux have never conceded more than one goal in their league trips to the Leon-Bollee stadium.
  • Le Mans have picked up just one point from their six encounters against top 5 sides this season.
  • Bordeaux's last three away games in Ligue 1 have produced 13 goals.
  • Anthony Le Tallec has scored three goals in his last three competitive appearances against Bordeaux.
  • Fernando Cavenaghi has scored three goals in only three competitive starts against Le Mans.
  • Wendel has netted five goals in his last five competitive appearances.

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Lille-Auxerre

  • Auxerre have won four games against top 5 sides this season, a league-high.
  • Lille are unbeaten in their last 12 home fixtures in the league, winning the last eight; both are records this season.
  • Auxerre face their favourite opponent in Ligue 1: Lille is the team they have beaten the most in their Ligue 1 history (29), they have also scored the most goals against LOSC (84).
  • Auxerre have managed more wins at Lille (nine) than at any other away ground in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre matches have produced a league-low 42 goals.
  • Lille have scored in the last 12 match days, a record this season in Ligue 1.
  • Every Auxerre goal is worth on average 1.9 points, which is a league-high.
  • Lille have won only 17% of their Ligue 1 fixtures this season when currently injured Gervinho has not featured in the starting line up.
  • Auxerre have conceded just seven goals in the second half, a record this season in Ligue 1.

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Paris SG-Marseille

  • PSG have won only one of the last 10 league clashes against bitter rivals Marseille.
  • Marseille have scored a league-high 13 goals in 2010, while PSG only scored three.
  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last four trips to the capital.
  • Didier Deschamps has won 67% of his league 1 matches against PSG as a manager.
  • Marseille have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last seven match days, currently the longest run.
  • Ligue 1 top scorer Mamadou Niang has netted five goals in the last three match days.
  • Bakari Kone has netted four goals in his last five appearances against Paris SG in Ligue 1.
  • Marseille have won 86% of their league matches this season when Mathieu Valbuena has been in the starting line up, and 41% when he has not featured in the first 11.
  • Six opposition players have been sent-off against Marseille, a record this season in Ligue 1.
  • Peguy Luyindula and Ludovic Giuly have between themselves scored 166 Ligue 1 goals.
  • Ludovic Giuly has netted three goals in his last four appearances against Marseille in the top flight.
  • PSG have scored only two goals in the four league games that have seen highly rated duo Mevlut Erding and Guillaume Hoarau start together in attack.

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