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Nic Ladds 4th Feb 2010 - 12:21

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 6th & 7th February

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.

Boulogne-sur-Mer v Montpellier

  • Montpellier have come out victorious of their three league matches against other promoted sides this season, each time thanks a 1-0 score line.
  • Boulogne have failed to score in their last four competitive matches against Montpellier.
  • Montpellier have won their last three league fixtures, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
  • The last time a promoted side was as highly ranked as Montpellier was in 2003, Nice was even topping the league after 22 match days; however they finished that season in 10th position.
  • Boulogne have not scored a single goal in the last four match days, currently the longest run, they are the only team yet to score a league goal in 2010.
  • Boulogne have drawn the joint-most matches this season in Ligue 1 (seven).
  • Montpellier defender Nenad Dzodic has scored in his last two appearances against Boulogne.
  • Alberto Costa scored his only brace for Montpellier at the Liberation stadium last season in a 3-0 win, thanks to two direct free kicks.
  • Boulogne have posted a 40% win ratio with captain Gregory Thil and 6% without the striker this season in the top flight.

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Grenoble v Auxerre

  • Grenoble have yet to score a goal in after three encounters against Auxerre in the top flight.
  • Auxerre won 2-0 in their last two league meetings against Grenoble.
  • Auxerre have always taken the three points after having opened the scoring this season in the top flight.
  • Grenoble have so far only won one match this term in Ligue 1, the all-time low over the course of a season is two: Ales in the first ever season (1932/33).
  • Grenoble have the worst defensive record (42 goals against) and they have also scored the fewest goals (only 12).
  • Grenoble scored three goals in their last competitive home match (3-2 v Montpellier in the cup on 23/01/2010), a club record at the Alpes stadium.
  • Grenoble have lost their last four Ligue 1 fixtures, currently the longest run.
  • Two players were sent off in the first leg this season.
  • Auxerre have kept a clean sheet in the last four match days, currently the longest run.
  • AJA have conceded a league-low four goals on the road this season.

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Lens v Le Mans

  • Le Mans have yet to pick up a single away point this season in Ligue 1, the all-time low in a season is two points, racked up by Sochaux in 1994/95.
  • Le Mans have won their last three Ligue 1 encounters against Lens, scoring three goals in each match.
  • The last four competitive matches between these two sides saw 21 goals.
  • Le Mans won 3-0 in the first leg, so far their biggest win this season in the league.
  • Anthony Le Tallec has netted 18 Ligue 1 goals with Le Mans, the club record is held by current Lille player Tulio de Melo (22).
  • Le Mans have lost their last three Ligue 1 games, only Grenoble are on a worse losing streak.
  • None of the last seven Lens matches in Ligue 1 have produced more than two goals.
  • Lens have posted a 67% win ratio when Toifilou Maoulida has been on the starting line up this season in Ligue 1, and 19% when the striker has not featured in the starting 11.
  • Frederic Thomas has netted more goals against Lens than any other side (three).

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Nice v Lille

  • Four of their last five league encounters have produced a draw.
  • The last time Lille managed to score more than once at Nice was in 1980.
  • Lille have managed to keep a clean sheet in their last two trips to the Ray stadium.
  • Lille have scored in the last nine match days, currently the longest run, while Nice have failed to keep a clean sheet during the same period, also the longest run.
  • Pierre-Alain Frau scored his first ever hat trick against in 2001 against Nice, the striker has in total netted five goals against OGCN, his joint-highest tally.
  • Lille have netted the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (42).
  • Lille have conceded the most headed goals this term (nine).
  • Chaouki Ben Saada has scored twice in his last three league appearances.
  • Tulio de Melo has netted seven goals in only nine starts this season in all competitions.

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Paris SG v Lorient

  • PSG v Lorient matches played at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 have produced on average 4.4 goals.
  • Lorient have won more matches at the Parc des Princes than any other away ground in Ligue 1 (three).
  • PSG are the joint-most vulnerable team in the last 15 minutes this season with 10 goals conceded.
  • Paris have the second-best home defensive record this season with only six goals conceded at the Parc des Princes.
  • Mevlut Erding has netted four goals in only four top flight appearances against Lorient.
  • Lorient have conceded the fewest fouls this season in the league (300).
  • Paris have suffered three consecutive defeats, their worst run in the league since April 2008.
  • Paris SG have conceded the most goals from opposition defenders this season in the top flight (seven).
  • Guillaume Hoarau scored his only Ligue 1 goal this season in the first leg of this encounter.

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Sochaux v Nancy

  • None of the last 22 league encounters between these two sides have ended goalless.
  • Youssouf Hadji has scored three goals in his last two league appearances against Sochaux.
  • The Bonal stadium is the only ground yet to see a draw this season in Ligue 1.
  • Sochaux have won their last four home matches in Ligue 1, only Lille are on a longer run.
  • Nancy have only scored one goal in the last four match days.
  • Defender Damien Perquis has scored in the last two match days, with three goals, he is Sochaux's top scorer this season in Ligue 1 alongside Stephane Dalmat.
  • Nancy have performed better on the road (17 points) than at home (13) this season.
  • Nancy have conceded a league-high nine long-range goals this season in Ligue 1.

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Rennes v Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux came back with a win from their last two trips to Rennes in the league.
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures in the top flight.
  • The current champions are unbeaten in their last six league meetings against Rennes (four wins, two draws).
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in the last nine match days, currently the longest run.
  • Yoann Gourcuff has netted three goals in his last three appearances against his former club.
  • The current leaders have the best defensive record with only 14 goals conceded.
  • Rennes playmaker Sylvain Marveaux has netted six goals so far, his highest-ever tally in a Ligue 1 season. He is also the player with most chances created this season in the league (51).
  • Romain Danze has scored six goals for Rennes in all competitions, all of them at home.
  • Marouane Chamakh has scored the most headed goals this season in the top flight (nine).

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St Etienne v Monaco

  • St Etienne have failed to score in their last six home games in the league, a seventh consecutive match without scoring would be an all-time record in the French league.
  • St Etienne are unbeaten in their last five league meetings against Monaco (three wins, two draws).
  • St Etienne have scored only 13 goals, the lowest ever return after 22 match days.
  • Monaco failed to score in their last two league trips to St Etienne.
  • Monaco have won their last four league matches, currently the longest run.
  • St Etienne have failed to score in a league-high 13 matches this season in Ligue 1.
  • The Geoffroy-Guichard stadium has seen the fewest goals this season in the league (15).
  • The last three league matches played at St Etienne have ended goalless, no other ground has witnessed more than two 0-0 draws this season in the top flight.
  • St Etienne have scored a league-low four goals after the half time break.
  • St Etienne are the only side yet to pick up a single point after trailing this season in Ligue 1.
  • League top scorer Nene has netted as many goals as St Etienne this season in Ligue 1 (13).

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Toulouse v Lyon

  • Lyon have failed to score a single goal in their last three trips to Toulouse in Ligue 1 (two defeats, one draw).
  • Lyon have racked up a league-high 13 points from losing positions this season.
  • Lyon have won their last three league games, their best form since the beginning of September 2009.
  • Lyon matches have produced a league-high 66 goals this season.
  • Jeremy Toulalan is suspended, Lyon have posted a 20% win ratio without the international midfielder this season in the league.
  • A league-high 60% of Toulouse goals have come from midfielders.
  • Toulouse have picked up only one point from five matches against current top 5 sides this season.
  • Paulo Machado has so far scored six Ligue 1 goals, of which five came from outside the box.
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac has never scored a goal in seven appearances against Lyon.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored more Ligue 1 goals against Toulouse than any other team (five).

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Marseille v Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes have suffered 15 defeats in 21 league trips to Marseille.
  • The last time VAFC won at Marseille in Ligue 1 was in 1979/80.
  • Valenciennes have lost a league-high 13 points after leading in their matches.
  • Valenciennes recently ended champions Bordeaux's 39-match unbeaten run at home.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has not scored a single goal in his last 38 league appearances.
  • Johan Audel has netted three goals in his last four Ligue 1 appearances.
  • A league-high nine Valenciennes goals have come from defenders.
  • OM have conceded on average 2.2 goals per league match without Taye Taiwo this season, and only 0.7 with the Nigerian defender.
  • Valenciennes have the highest conversion ratio in the league, scoring with 16% of their attempts.
  • Marseille have conceded the joint-most penalties this season (five).

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