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Nic Ladds 15th Mar 2012 - 18:54

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 17th-18th March

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Opta Facts Ligue 1
Match Day 28
17th-18th March 2012

Auxerre v Evian TG
Auxerre have only won one of their last seven home games in Ligue 1 against promoted clubs.
In these teams' league encounter earlier this season, ETG's Cédric Barbosa was directly involved in his team's three goals (one goal and two assist).
Auxerre have dropped a league-high 20 points after leading in their matches this season.
AJA are, along with Lorient, the only team without a Ligue 1 win in 2012.
Auxerre have managed the fewest victories this season in Ligue 1 (four).
ETG have only won once on the road in Ligue 1 this season, it was their last away assignment at St Etienne on Matchday 26.
ETG's matches are the most prolific in this season's Ligue 1: 79 goals, 39 scored and 40 conceded; only Dijon's league matches have witnessed as many goals.

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Bordeaux v Ajaccio

Over the last 10 Ligue 1 match days only PSG (22) and Montpellier (21) have collected more points than Ajaccio (20) and Bordeaux (19).
Bordeaux have not won any of their last four home games against promoted clubs in Ligue 1.
Bordeaux have won their last four encounters with Ajaccio (in all competitions) scoring 10 goals and conceding one.
Ajaccio are on a run of two consecutive away defeats, conceding seven goals in the process.
Ajaccio have not scored a single goal in their last five Ligue 1 encounters with Bordeaux.
Yoann Gouffran has opened the scoring in six Ligue 1 matches this season, a league record he shares with Montpellier's Olivier Giroud.
Bordeaux goalkeepers have saved three of the six penalties they have faced this season in Ligue 1.

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Caen v Paris SG
PSG have won their last five league encounters against Caen.
The Parisians have inflicted the most Ligue 1 defeats upon Caen (18).
Caen have only won one of their last six home games in Ligue 1, for two draws and three defeats.
All six penalties at the Michel d'Ornano stadium this season in Ligue 1 have been awarded to the home side.
PSG are undefeated in their last 12 Ligue 1 matches, best current run in the league.
PSG have scored seven goals after the 89th minute in Ligue 1 this season, three more than any other team.
PSG have only suffered one away defeat all season in Ligue 1, it was against Marseille (0-3) back in November 2011.
Guillaume Hoarau has scored or set-up six of PSG's last 11 goals in Ligue 1.

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Lorient v Brest
Lorient have the worst record in the history of Brittany derbies, having won only won 24% of their league encounters against Brest, Guingamp and Rennes.
Lorient have not won any of their last 12 Ligue 1 matches (seven defeats and five draws) which is their worst ever run in the top flight as well as the worst current run.
Lorient are the worst team in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year, having collected only four points in eight matches.
Brest have lost their last four away matches against Lorient in all competitions, without scoring a single goal and conceding 11.
Lorient have not scored a first-half goal in any of their last 18 league games.
Innocent Emeghara has scored the most league goals this season without any of them contributing to a victory (five).

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Marseille v Dijon
Having already lost to Evian TG and Ajaccio, Marseille risk becoming the first team to lose against all three promoted sides this season's Ligue 1.
Marseille have lost four consecutive league games for the first time since November 2006.
Dijon have scored at least one goal in each of their last 10 league matches, currently the longest run.
Marseille have failed to score in their last four league matches, currently the longest such run in Ligue 1 and the first time since March 2007 that they have been so profligate in front of goal.
Marseille have not converted a single one of their last 83 shots in Ligue 1, a record this season.

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Nancy v Montpellier
Montpellier are unbeaten in their last five games away to Nancy in Ligue 1 (three wins and two draws).
Montpellier remain unbeaten in all competitions in 2012 (nine wins and two draws).
Olivier Giroud has scored 17 league goals this season, making him Montpellier's highest ever goal scorer in a top flight season.
Souleymane Camara is the most prolific substitute in this season's Ligue 1, scoring five goals after coming off the bench.
Nancy are the only side with just one red card this season in Ligue 1.

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St Etienne v Lyon
Lyon are unbeaten in their last 12 matches away to St Etienne (all competitions) registering six wins and six draws. Their last defeat at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium was back in 1994.
Lyon have won their last three derbies against St Etienne: two in the league and one in the League Cup.
The last time St Etienne finished a league season above Lyon was back in 1992/93.
Lyon have lost their last three away games, without scoring a single goal (all competitions).
Lyon have lost eight of their last 11 away games in Ligue 1.
Lyon have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 consecutive league matches, currently the longest run.
Bafetimbi Gomis has scored four goals in his last three league appearances at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.

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Rennes v Toulouse

Toulouse have not won any of their last 15 trips to Rennes in Ligue 1, suffering 10 defeats in the process.
This weekend, Toulouse can become only the third team to manage three consecutive away wins this season in Ligue 1.
Toulouse have conceded 16 goals in their last six games away to Rennes in Ligue 1.
Rennes are one of two sides to have scored in all of their home games in Ligue 1 this season.
In all competitions, Rennes have only lost one of their 20 matches at their Route de Lorient stadium this season.
Rennes have not managed to score more than two goals in any of their last 12 league matches.

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Sochaux v Nice
Nice have lost all of their last four trips to Sochaux in Ligue 1, failing to score in the process.
Nice have only won one of their last 14 Ligue 1 encounters with Sochaux.
Nice have not won at Sochaux's Bonal Stadium since December 1994, a run of nine consecutive trips without a win.
Sochaux are on a run of six winless home games in Ligue 1.
Nice are unbeaten in their last three league matches (two wins and a draw) which equals their longest unbeaten run this season.
The encounter between these two sides earlier this season witnessed nine yellow cards and one red, more than any other Ligue 1 game this term.
Nice have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season in Ligue 1.
A league-high 70% of the goals Sochaux have conceded this season have come in the second half of their matches.

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Lille v Valenciennes
Valenciennes are unbeaten against Lille this season in all competitions (one win and one draw).
Valenciennes have lost their last four Ligue 1 trips to Lille, scoring one goal whilst conceding ten.
Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last seven Ligue 1 matches against title-holders (four wins and three draws).
Lille have scored at least one goal in 30 of their last 31 league matches at their Stadium Nord.
Lille's Stadium Nord has witnessed the most goals this season (48).
Valenciennes have conceded at least one goal in all of their away games in Ligue 1 this season.
Lille's Eden Hazard has scored in each of his last five home matches in Ligue 1, totalling six goals in that run.
None of the five goals Vincent Aboubakar has scored for Valenciennes in Ligue 1 have been on the road.

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