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Jon Riley 15th Apr 2010 - 16:01

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - April 17-18

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Auxerre - Lorient

  • Lorient have failed to score in their last three league meetings against Auxerre, the last two ended 0-0.
  • Lorient have never won a league game at Auxerre: three defeats, two draws and 14 goals conceded in the process.
  • Ireneusz Jelen has scored six goals in his seven league appearances against Lorient.
  • Auxerre have won 13 games by a one-goal margin, a record this season in the French league.
  • Daniel Niculae has scored in two consecutive league games, something he had failed to do since February 2008.

Boulogne-sur-Mer - Marseille

  • None of the 15 competitive encounters between these two sides have ended in a draw (11 Marseille wins and 4 victories for Boulogne).
  • Marseille have won their last six competitive games, completing their best run since 1998.
  • Boulogne have managed to stay unbeaten in their last three home games in Ligue 1: winning once and drawing twice.
  • Marseille have won their four Ligue 1 games against teams occupying currently the relegation zone this season.
  • Marseille have lost their three competitive trips to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Grenoble - Sochaux

  • None of the 10 competitive encounters between these two sides have ended in a draw (four Grenoble wins and six Sochaux victories).
  • Sochaux have won their last two league meetings against Grenoble, both by a 1-0 score line.
  • Sochaux have failed to win their last 11 away games in the league (six draws and five defeat), currently the longest run.
  • Sochaux have failed to score in the last four match days, currently the longest drought in the top flight.
  • Grenoble have lost 23 league games this term, the all-time record is held by Troyes, who suffered 28 defeats in 1960/61.
  • Ryad Boudebouz is Sochaux's top scorer this season in all competitions (seven goals).

Nice - Lens

  • Seven of the last 10 competitive encounters between these two sides have ended in a draw.
  • Lens have lost their last six away games in Ligue 1, currently the longest run.
  • Lens have a 71% win ratio with Toifilou Maoulida in the starting line up this term in Ligue 1, compared to just 20% when has not featured in the starting 11.
  • Loic Remy has netted four goals in his last six Ligue 1 appearances.
  • Nice have managed to keep a clean sheet in their last two home games.

Rennes - Nancy

  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last four trips to Rennes in Ligue 1 (two wins and two draws).
  • Nancy have racked up 25 points on the road, they have never managed to take more away points in a top flight season.
  • Issiar Dia has netted five goals in his last five league appearances.
  • Rennes have opened the scoring in 13 home games, a joint record this term.
  • Rennes have scored in each of the last eight match days, only leaders Marseille are on a longer run

Valenciennes - Le Mans

  • Le Mans have won more Ligue 1 matches against Valenciennes than against any other side (six).
  • Anthony Le Tallec has netted five goals in his last seven competitive matches against Valenciennes.
  • Le Mans are the only team yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season
  • Le Mans have taken a league-low four points on the road this term.
  • 11 Valenciennes goals have been netted by defenders, a record this season
  • Fahid Ben Khalfallah is the most prolific substitute in Ligue 1 this term with four goals and three assists coming from the bench.

Bordeaux - Lyon

  • Lyon have failed to score in the last three competitive meetings between this two sides at the Chaban-Delmas stadium.
  • Lyon have managed more league wins at Bordeaux than any other Ligue 1 side (11).
  • Marouane Chamakh has scored in each of the last three competitive encounters between these two teams.
  • Bordeaux have lost their last three league fixtures, their worst run since 2002.
  • Bordeaux have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five home games in Ligue 1.
  • Michel Bastos has netted four goals in his last three away appearances in the league.

Lille - Monaco

  • Lille have won their last three league meetings against Monaco, scoring eight goals in the process.
  • 50% of Monaco's trips to Lille in the top flight have ended in a draw (20/40).
  • Lille have won 15 of their last 16 home games in all competitions.
  • Monaco have lost only two of their last 25 trips to Lille in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have failed to score in their last five away games in the top flight.
  • Lille have scored in each of their last 11 home games in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have received red card in each of their last two league games against Lille.
  • Monaco goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier has kept a joint-record 14 clean sheets this term.

Montpellier - Toulouse

  • Monaco have conceded a league-low nine goals at home this term.
  • Toulouse have failed to win their eight games against top 6 sides this term in Ligue 1 (three draws and five defeats).
  • A league-high 65% of Toulouse goals have come from midfielders.
  • Montpellier matches have seen the most red cards this term (13).
  • Toulouse have won just one of their last nine league encounters against Montpellier.

St Etienne - Paris Saint-Germain

  • PSG have scored just one goal in their last six trips to St Etienne in the league.
  • Antoine Kombouare has just won 11 of his 96 away matches as a manager in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne have netted a league-low 12 goals at home this term.
  • Guillaume Hoarau has netted three goals in his last four Ligue 1 appearances.
  • St Etienne have won their last two Ligue 1 games, they have not won three in a row since April 2008.
  • St Etienne are the only Ligue 1 side to have always lost after conceding the opening goal this term.
  • PSG are without a win in their last eight away games in Ligue 1 (three draws and five defeats).

 

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