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Nic Ladds 3rd Nov 2011 - 17:35

Opta Facts Ligue 1 - 5th & 6th November

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Lille v Evian TG

This will be the first official encounter between these two teams.
Lille have won their last nine L1 encounters with promoted clubs.
Lille have won 14 of their last 20 home games in L1 (five draws and one defeat).
Five of Evian TG's six away games in L1 this season have ended as draws.
All of Evian TG's 14 L1 goals have been scored from inside the penalty area. They are the only team yet to score from outside the box in 2011/12.
ETG have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven Ligue 1 matches.

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Auxerre v Toulouse

The last time Auxerre lost three successive Ligue 1 matches was in August 2009.
Toulouse have collected 22 points after 12 match days, which represents their best start to a season since the club's foundation in 1970.
Toulouse are unbeaten in their last three visits to Auxerre in L1; managing one win and two draws.
Toulouse have never kept a clean sheet in their last 12 visits to the Stade Abbé-Deschamps in L1.
Since last season Auxerre have kept only 9 clean sheets in their last 50 matches in L1 (18%).
On the other hand, Toulouse are the team with the most clean sheets in L1 since last season (20) and have not conceded in seven of their 12 L1 matches this season.

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Caen v Dijon

Dijon have lost their last three L1 matches, only Ajaccio and Auxerre are currently in such poor form.
Caen are unbeaten against Dijon in official encounters, the clubs have played each other six times (all in Ligue 2), with Caen winning four times and the clubs drawing twice.
Caen have won only one of their last five home games in L1.
Dijon have the worst defensive record in L1 having conceded 25 goals after 12 match days this season.
The last eight teams to have conceded at least 25 goals after 12 matches in L1 have all been relegated at the end of the season.
Benjamin Corgnet has been involved in Dijon's last four goals away from home in L1 this season (three goals and one assist).

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Lorient v Ajaccio

Lorient have only lost once in their last 22 L1 games at their Stade du Moustoir; their last defeat was against Auxerre on the 29th of May (1-2).
Ajaccio have not won any of their last seven matches in Ligue 1 (five draws and two defeats), which is currently the longest winless run in the top-flight.
Ajaccio have collected only seven points after 12 match days which is the club's worst ever start to a top-flight campaign.
Only three goals have been scored in the four official encounters between these teams.
Neither Ajaccio nor Lorient have been awarded a penalty in L1 this season - only St Etienne have suffered the same fate.

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Marseille v Nice

Nice have lost 46 times against Marseille (for only 21 wins and 19 draws) which is their worst record against any team in L1.
Nice have lost 16 of their last 17 matches away to Marseille in L1, their only victory at the Vélodrome during that run was on the 29th of August 2007.
Nice have conceded 10 goals in their last three visits to the Vélodrome in L1.
Marseille's last four goals against Nice have been scored by the Ayew brothers; André (3) and Jordan (1).
Marseille have scored seven headers in Ligue 1 this season and all have been from Mathieu Valbuena assists.
Eric Mouloungui has scored three goals in his last four L1 matches.

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Nancy v Brest

Brest are unbeaten in their last five L1 matches - only PSG, Lille and Marseille can better that record.
Brest are unbeaten in their last six encounters with Nancy in the top flight, managing four wins and two draws.
Brest won both of the L1 matches between these teams last season.
Nancy have not beaten Brest in 25 years with their last victory being on the 19th of January 1986 (2-0).
Nancy are the only team in L1 that have yet to score more than once in a league match this season.
Brest have conceded at least one goal in each of their last eight L1 matches; only Ajaccio are on a worse run conceding in their last 12.

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Rennes v Valenciennes

Rennes are unbeaten in their nine home matches in all competitions this season, registering four victories and five draws.
Rennes have opened the scoring in eight of their nine home matches this season. PSG are the only team to have scored before the home team at their Route de Lorient Stadium this season.
Four of the last five official matches at Rennes' ground have ended as 1-1 draws.
Valenciennes have lost six of their seven official away games this season. Their only match that did not end in defeat was a draw away to Nancy (1-1) on the 21st of September.
Valenciennes have failed to score in four of their last five visits to Rennes in Ligue 1.
Valenciennes have failed to score in five L1 matches this season; no other team in the top flight has managed as many.

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St Etienne v Montpellier

Montpellier have lost 11 of their last 13 visits to St Etienne in L1, registering a draw and a single victory (2-0 on the 4th of October 1995).
St Etienne have won 84.6% of their L1 home matches against Montpellier, which is their best record against the teams currently in the top flight.
St Etienne have won five of their last six matches against Montpellier in the top flight.
None of the last 15 encounters between these teams in L1 has ended as a draw (nine victories for St Etienne and six for Montpellier).
Montpellier have the most effective attack in this season's Ligue 1, scoring 27 goals.
With 26 points, Montpellier are enjoying their best ever start to a season in the top flight.
Montpellier are the most prolific goal scorers at the start of a L1 season since Lyon in 2007/08 who had scored 27 goals after 12 match days.

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Sochaux v Lyon

Lyon have won their last eight matches away to Sochaux; no team has ever managed so many successive victories at Sochaux's Stade Bonal in L1.
Lyon have won 16 times away to Sochaux in L1, which is more than any other team in the top flight.
Sochaux have only scored once in their last seven home games against Lyon in L1.
If Lyon lose it will be the first time since January 2000 that they have suffered four consecutive defeats on the road in L1.
Lyon are on a run of three away defeats in L1, which is currently the worst sequence along with Nancy.
Sochaux only managed three shots against Nice in their last L1 match, which is the fewest by a team during an L1 match this season.
Sochaux have kept only one clean sheet in their last 15 Ligue 1 matches.
Sochaux have only won one of their last eight Ligue 1 matches (3-0 against Toulouse) registering three defeats and four draws.
Michel Bastos has scored five goals against Sochaux, against no other side has he scored as many times in the French top-flight.

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Bordeaux v Paris SG

PSG have won their last six L1 matches; which equals the best run in the club's history in the top flight. The Parisian club also managed six consecutive victories in the 1985/86 and 1995/96 seasons.
PSG have recorded five consecutive victories by at least two goals difference - Lille, from December 2009 to January 2010, were the last team to manage such a feat.
Bordeaux have not won any of their last six home matches at the Stade Chaban Delmas this season, which is their worst run in the top flight since 1990/91 (six matches between November 1990 and February 1991).
The last five league games at Bordeaux's Stade Chaban Delmas have all ended in draws.
PSG are unbeaten away from home in L1 this season, Lille are the only other team that are unbeaten on the road in 2011/12.
PSG have lost their last four L1 matches away to Bordeaux and have failed to score in their last five Ligue 1 matches in Bordeaux.
Bordeaux have won five of their last six encounters with PSG in Ligue 1.
Six of Kevin Gameiro's eight goals in the top flight this season have been on the road. He's netted six goals in seven league games against Bordeaux.
No player has scored as many braces in L1 as Nene since last season (6).

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