Ligue 1 Opta Facts - March 9th -11th
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Opta Facts Ligue 1
March 9th-11th 2012
Ajaccio v Marseille
Ajaccio are unbeaten in their last five home games in Ligue 1, winning three of these matches.
Marseille have lost six of their last nine Ligue 1 trips to the island of Corsica.
Ajaccio have faced a league-high 452 shots this season in Ligue 1, conceding 47 goals in the process, more than any other side.
Ajaccio have picked up 70 cards, more than any other team this season in Ligue 1.
Marseille are now winless in five consecutive Ligue 1 matches, losing their last three.
Marseille have failed to convert any of their last 64 shots in Ligue 1.
Brest v Bordeaux
Matches involving Brest are the least prolific in the top 5 European Leagues this season, averaging 1.69 goals per game.
Brest have the best defensive record in Ligue 1 this season (22 goals conceded) but no team has scored fewer than the Brittany outfit (22).
Brest are only the third ever team to register 15 draws in their first 26 matches of a Ligue 1 season.
Brest have only lost one of their 13 home league matches this term, their solitary defeat was against leaders PSG back in January.
Since 2010, Bordeaux have only won eight of their 40 away matches in Ligue 1.
Bordeaux have failed to score in five of their last six away matches in Ligue 1, the only exception being a 5-4 victory over Lille.
Brest have kept a clean sheet in their last three Ligue 1 matches.
Evian TG v Sochaux
Sochaux are currently enduring the longest winless streak recorded in Ligue 1 this season (13 games without a win).
Evian TG have won six and drawn one of their last seven home games in Ligue 1.
Evian TG have managed 2-0 wins in each of their last three league fixtures,
12 of Jérôme Leroy's 44 Ligue 1 goals have come against his former clubs.
Four different ETG players have scored braces this season in Ligue 1 (Barbosa, Bérigaud, Sagbo and Leroy), a league-high alongside Paris SG and Bordeaux.
Nice v Nancy
Nice have won their last two Ligue 1 matches, a feat they had not achieved in two years.
Nancy are unbeaten in their last five league encounters against Nice, registering four victories and one draw.
Nancy have only won three of their 21 trips to Nice in Ligue 1.
Since December, only Olivier Giroud has managed to score against Nice at their Ray stadium in Ligue 1.
Daniel Niculae has scored more Ligue 1 goals against Nice (four) than versus any opposition.
Fabian Monzon's five Ligue 1 goals this season have all been scored from the penalty spot.
A league-high 15 penalties have been awarded in games involving Nice this season.
Toulouse v Lorient
Lorient have only lost one of their six previous trips to Toulouse in Ligue 1.
The last two Ligue 1 matches between Toulouse and Lorient have not witnessed a single goal.
Lorient have failed to score in their last three Ligue 1 encounters against Toulouse.
Toulouse have kept a league-high 14 clean sheets this season in Ligue 1.
Lorient are currently enduring the longest winless streak of their Ligue 1 history (11 games).
Lorient have lost all of their last four league games.
Lorient have conceded the joint-most goals in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year (13).
Toulouse defender Aymen Abdennour has scored in his last two league appearances.
Valenciennes v St Etienne
St Etienne have not won any of their last six trips to Valenciennes in Ligue 1, suffering four defeats in the process.
Valenciennes are unbeaten in five consecutive league matches for the first time this season.
Valenciennes have conceded fewer goals at home than any other team in Ligue 1 this term (six).
Valenciennes have won five of their last six league matches at their Hainault stadium.
St Etienne have failed to score in two consecutive league games for the first time since March 2011.
Valenciennes's Hainault stadium is the only Ligue 1 venue that hasn't witnessed a goal from a penalty this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 54% of St Etienne's goals on the road this season in the league.
Lyon v Lille
Lille have not won any of their last six competitive games at the Gerland stadium (D3 L3).
Since joining Lyon, Lisandro has netted six goals in just four competitive appearances against Lille.
Lyon have scored in all of their home matches this season in Ligue 1.
Lille have won just one of their six away games this season to clubs currently ranked in the upper half of the table.
If the season had started in 2012, Lyon would currently rank 17th in the league table.
Lyon have suffered 10 league defeats for the first time since 1999/00.
Lyon have now failed to keep a clean sheet in nine consecutive league games, currently the longest run.
Lyon are winless in five consecutive league matches for the first time since December 2009.
Dijon v Paris SG
Dijon have picked up only one point in their five league encounters this term against current top-five teams.
Dijon have now scored in nine consecutive league matches, currently the joint-longest run.
PSG are unbeaten in their last 15 competitive matches.
Nenê has scored more Ligue 1 goals than any other player since the turn of the year (six).
The last three league fixtures involving PSG have produced 17 goals.
Gaël Kakuta has scored four goals in just five competitive starts since joining Dijon on loan.
Rennes v Auxerre
Rennes have just suffered one home defeat this season in all competitions.
Auxerre have picked up four points in their last two league trips to Rennes, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
The last seven league encounters between these teams have produced just eight goals.
Auxerre are now winless in nine consecutive league matches.
Auxerre are one of two teams without a single win on the road this season in Ligue 1.
Auxerre are enduring their worst ever season at this stage of the competition.
Rennes' last four league goals have all been scored by new signings (Erding, Pitroipa and Hadji).
Montpellier v Caen
Montpellier have picked-up 33 points out of a possible 39 at their Mosson stadium this season in Ligue 1.
Montpellier have won their last four home games in Ligue 1, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Montpellier have failed to score in only two league matches this season, a league-low figure.
0-0 is the most frequent scoreline in the history of this encounter; it has happened on nine occasions (all competitions).
Caen have never won in nine previous trips to Montpelier in the top flight.
Montpellier's last four league goals have all been headed.