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Stuart Dalgleish 10th Feb 2011 - 17:59

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 12-13 February

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Arles-Avignon - Montpellier

  • Arles-Avignon have won only one of their 24 competitive games this season.
  • Montpellier have conceded the opening goal in all three of their league games this year.
  • Montpellier have scored more than two goals only once this season, and that was against Arles-Avignon last September.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored seven goals in three games against Arles-Avignon (five with Tours last season, two with Montpellier this season).
  • Arles-Avignon have only scored once in their last six league games.
  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last three away league games.

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Bordeaux - Caen

  • Caen have won only one of their 10 top-flight trips to Bordeaux, losing seven and drawing two.
  • Caen have never kept a clean sheet in their 10 top-flight trips to Bordeaux, conceding at least two goals in nine of those games.
  • Bordeaux have never scored more than two goals in their last 15 home league games.
  • Bordeaux have not conceded a goal in the last 225 minutes of league football, currently the longest run in the division.
  • Caen have lost four of their last five away league games.
  • No player has scored more away goals than Caen striker Youssef El Arabi this season in Ligue 1 (8).

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Monaco - Lorient

  • Lorient have never won at Monaco in all competitions, suffering five defeats and three draws.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored five goals in his last three competitive games.
  • There have been only 16 goals at Monaco's Louis II stadium, the lowest tally in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Monaco have the worst attacking record at home this season with only seven goals.
  • Monaco have failed to score in their last two league games
  • Monaco have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine league games.

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Nancy - Auxerre

  • Auxerre have won their last two away league games at Nancy, scoring three times and conceding none.
  • Nancy have lost their last four league games, the worst run currently.
  • 50% of Auxerre's league games this season have ended with a 1-1 scoreline (11 out of 22).
  • Auxerre have drawn the most league games this season : 13.
  • Auxerre have failed to win any of their last nine league games, their worst drought since the 1998/99 campaign.
  • Nancy and Auxerre are the only sides yet to play out a goalless draw this season in Ligue 1.
  • Youssouf Hadji has scored three goals in his last two home league games.

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Paris SG - Lens

  • Paris SG are unbeaten in their last nine competitive encounters with Lens (six wins, three draws).
  • Nenê has scored in each of his two games against Lens this season, in the league and French Cup.
  • PSG have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 18 competitive games.
  • PSG are unbeaten in their last eight home competitive games (six wins, two draws).
  • PSG have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven home games, in all competitions.
  • Lens have failed to win any of their last 12 away games in all competitions.

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Sochaux - Marseille

  • Sochaux will play Marseille for the 106th time, which makes it the most played fixture in the history of France's top-flight.
  • Marseille have won all three league games against Sochaux since Didier Deschamps took charge of the club in summer 2009.
  • Marseille have lost seven of their last nine league games at Sochaux.
  • Only one of their last 19 encounters in the top-flight has ended in a draw.
  • Marseille have drawn their last three away league games.
  • Sochaux have scored the most goals at home this season.
  • André-Pierre Gignac has scored six goals against Sochaux in Ligue 1, his favourite opponent alongside Nantes and St Etienne.
  • Eight of Modibo Maiga's nine league goals this term have come at the Bonal stadium.

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St Etienne - Lyon

  • St Etienne's victory at Lyon's Gerland stadium last season ended a run of 20 league games without a win against their local rival.
  • Lyon have not lost at St Etienne's Geoffroy-Guichard stadium since April 1994, a run of 10 games without a defeat.
  • There were nine cards in the game between Lyon and St Etienne last September (eight yellows and a red), a Ligue 1 record this season.
  • St Etienne have won their last two league games (2-1 against Toulouse and Montpellier).
  • St Etienne are the only side to have scored in all their home league games this season while Lyon are the only side (with Nancy) who have failed to keep a clean sheet away from home.
  • St Etienne players have scored braces in each of the last two league games: Bakary Sako against Toulouse (2-1) and Emmanuel Rivière against Montpellier (2-1).

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Rennes - Nice

  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last nine league games against Nice (four wins, five draws).
  • Nice have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 league encounters with Rennes
  • Rennes have won their last five league games at their Route de Lorient stadium, their best streak since the 2005/06 campaign.
  • Rennes midfielder Yacine Brahimi has scored five goals in as many starts in 2011 (three in Ligue 1, two in the Coupe de France).
  • Rennes have always lost when they have conceded the opening goal in Ligue 1 this season.
  • None of Nice's last 13 league games has seen more than two goals scored.

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Valenciennes - Brest

  • Valenciennes have won none of their last 14 competitive encounters with Brest, suffering nine defeats and five draws.
  • There has never been a draw in the five top-flight encounters between Valenciennes and Brest in Ligue 1: three wins for Valenciennes and two for Brest.
  • Bruno Grougi has been directly involved in 48% of Brest's goals this season, scoring six goals and delivering five assists.
  • 39% of Brest's goals have been scored in last 15 minutes of action, the highest ratio in the top-flight this season.
  • Gael Danic has scored three goals in his last five home league games.
  • Valenciennes have kept just one clean sheet at home this season in Ligue 1.

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Lille - Toulouse

  • Lille are unbeaten in their last six league games against Toulouse, with two wins and four draws.
  • Only Lille (11 wins) have won more league games than Toulouse (10) in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Lille are unbeaten in their last 12 league games in Ligue 1 (eight wins, four draws), the best current run.
  • Lille haven't failed to score in their last 19 league games.
  • Moussa Sow has scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season, the best tally for a Lille player since Pierre Pleimelding in 1979/80 (18 goals).
  • Toulouse have lost their last three away games in Ligue 1.

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