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Nic Ladds 7th May 2009 - 17:42

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 12-13 May

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Opta Facts – Ligue 1 - 12-13 May

Tuesday 12 May

Lyon v Nantes

  • Nantes have only taken two points from their last 10 visits at Gerland in the league.
  • Nantes striker Ivan Klasnic scored a brace in the first meeting between these two sides this season (2-1), his first two goals in the French top flight.
  • Lyon have failed to score in their last three matches, currently the longest run in the league.
  • Nantes have lost five of their last six Ligue 1 fixtures.
  • Lyon have failed to win in the last four match days, currently the longest run in the league alongside Sochaux and Lille.
  • No team has drawn as many games at home as Lyon this season in Ligue 1 (eight).
  • Lyon have only won 47% of their home matches this season in Ligue 1, the lowest ratio in the top 7.

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Wednesday 13 May

Auxerre v Grenoble

  • Ireneuzs Jelen has scored four of Auxerre’s last five goals at home in Ligue 1.
  • Grenoble have netted exactly one goal in each of their last six competitive away matches.
  • Auxerre have won their last three league fixtures.
  • Whenever Auxerre have scored in the league in 2009, Thomas Kahlenberg and/or Ireneuzs Jelen have claimed at least one goal.
  • Grenoble have kept a clean sheet in their last three league fixtures, currently the longest run in L1.
  • Grenoble have scored more than once in only five games, a league-low this season.
  • Auxerre have failed to score in 17 matches, a record this season in Ligue 1.

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Le Havre v St Etienne

  • St Etienne have only won once in their last 13 visits at Le Havre in the league.
  • Le Havre have been defeated in their last three home matches in L1.
  • St Etienne have lost their last four away games in L1.
  • Le Havre have racked up the fewest points at home this season in the league: 12.
  • St Etienne are the weakest away side this season: only six points bagged on the road.
  • Only Le Havre (61) have conceded more goals than St Etienne (51) this season in the top flight.
  • St Etienne have never kept a clean sheet on the road this season.
  • None of Le Havre’s last 19 matches has ended in a draw, currently the longest run in the league.
  • St Etienne have never lost after having opened the scoring this season in the league.

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Le Mans v Paris S.G.

  • PSG are unbeaten in their last five league encounters against Le Mans in L1.
  • Le Mans have never scored more than one goal in a league match against Paris SG.
  • PSG’s last two away matches have ended goalless.
  • Guillaume Hoarau has opened the scoring in 11 matches, a record this season in Ligue 1.
  • Paris SG have netted a league-high 26 goals in the first half of matches.
  • None of the other current top 7 teams have lost at Léon-Bollée this season in Ligue 1.

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Nancy v Lorient

  • Nancy have won only one of their last five league meetings against Lorient.
  • Nancy have won 2-0 in their last two home matches in Ligue 1, with all four goals scored after the break.
  • Lorient have only won one of their last nine competitive away matches.
  • Lorient have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 fixtures, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient’s defenders have scored a league-high eight goals this season.
  • Nancy are unbeaten in the last four match days, conceding only one goal in the process.
  • Rafik Saïfi’s last three goals in L1 have been scored after coming from the bench.

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Nice v Marseille

  • None of their last eight league meetings have ended in a draw.
  • Marseille have won their last two league encounters against Nice.
  • Nice have only won once in Marseille’s last five visits in Ligue 1.
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last four home matches in L1, winning the two most recent.
  • Marseille’s last 17 goals in Ligue 1 have been scored in the second half of matches.
  • No team has been awarded more penalties than Marseille this season in L1 (five).
  • No side has conceded more penalties than Nice this season in the top flight (seven).
  • Mamadou Niang has scored four goals in Marseille’s last four league encounters against Nice.

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Rennes v Caen

  • Caen are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings against Rennes, however six of these seven matches have ended in draws.
  • Caen have never kept a clean sheet at Rennes in the league.
  • Benjamin Nivet has scored in Caen’s last two league encounters against Rennes.
  • Rennes suffered – last week against Bordeaux – their first home defeat of the season in all competitions.
  • Rennes have kept a league-high 17 clean sheets this season in the competition.
  • Despite having taken the lead in 18 games, Caen have only won seven this season.
  • Caen have only racked up 11 points in 15 games in 2009, they are Ligue 1’s worst team this year.

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Sochaux v Monaco

  • Sochaux have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 league meetings against Monaco.
  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last four away matches in the league (two wins and two draws).
  • Only Sochaux (six) have received more red cards than Monaco (five).
  • Sochaux have only scored one goal in the last four match days.
  • Monaco have conceded the first goal only four times on the road, a league low.
  • Monaco are the only team yet to concede a penalty this season.

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Toulouse v Lille

  • No player has been involved in more goals (scored or assisted) this season in L1 than Toulouse’s André-Pierre Gignac and Lille’s Michel Bastos: 24.
  • Lille have suffered three consecutive defeats, currently the longest run in L1 and their worst form this season.
  • Toulouse have only won one of their last five league fixtures.
  • Toulouse have conceded a league-low eight goals at home this season.
  • Three players were sent-off in the last competitive match between these two sides.
  • Michel Bastos has scored in Lille’s last three competitive encounters against Toulouse.

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Valenciennes v Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux have won their last seven league matches, a record this season in Ligue 1, they have also recently won the League Cup, extending that run to eight in all competitions.
  • Bordeaux have scored more goals in the second halves of matches alone (39) than Valenciennes have managed in both halves (31)
  • Bordeaux have been defeated in their last three visits at Nungesser in L1.
  • Yoann Gourcuff has scored in Bordeaux’s last three competitive fixtures.
  • Only current leader Marseille have conceded fewer goals (seven) in 2009 than Valenciennes (nine) in the league.
  • None of their last 10 league meetings have ended in a draw.

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