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Nic Ladds 18th Mar 2010 - 15:13

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 20-21 March

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Auxerre - Le Mans

  • Auxerre have won their last three league meetings against Le Mans, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
  • Auxerre have won their last three home fixtures in Ligue 1, all by a 1-0 score line.
  • Auxerre have won the most matches by a one-goal margin this season (11).
  • Le Mans have conceded a goal from Ireneusz Jelen in their last two trips to Auxerre.
  • Le Mans have racked up a league-low four points on the road.
  • Modibo Maiga has scored in each of Le Mans' last three away games.
  • Auxerre striker Dennis Oliech has never scored a league goal at home.
  • Le Mans have kept the fewest clean sheets this season in the league: three, while Auxerre have kept the most across the top five European leagues (15)

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Boulogne-sur-Mer - Lorient

  • The first leg saw Lorient win 5-0, their biggest ever victory in the top flight, it was also Boulogne's worst defeat.
  • Lorient are undefeated in their last eight league fixtures against sides from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.
  • The last seven competitive encounters between these two sides have seen the home teams win.
  • Boulogne managed to score three goals last week against Nancy, their most prolific match in Ligue 1.
  • Boulogne have only managed to open the scoring three times at home this season, a league-low.

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Grenoble - Monaco

  • Grenoble are unbeaten in their last two competitive encounters against Monaco (a 2-0 win and a 0-0 draw).
  • Monaco have lost their last three away games in the league, failing to score a single goal.
  • Grenoble have scored just one goal in their seven top-flight meetings against Monaco.
  • Monaco have scored just one goal in the last four match days (netted by Moussa Maazou).
  • Monaco are the only Ligue 1 side to have always won after opening the scoring this season.
  • Nassim Akrour has scored four goals in his last four competitive appearances at home.

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Nice - Paris SG

  • Since 2005/06, Nice have won seven of their nine league encounters against PSG.
  • Paris SG have lost their last four trips to Nice in the league.
  • Nice have won just one of their last six home games in the league.
  • PSG have won none of their last six away games in the top flight (four defeats and two draws).
  • Loic Remy has scored more goals in the second half of games than any other player this season (nine).
  • PSG have managed to most wins by at least a three-goal margin this season: six.
  • David Ospina has conceded more goals than any other Ligue 1 goalkeeper this season (43).
  • Mevlut Erding has scored 12 goals, his highest-ever return over the course of a League season.
  • PSG have drawn 1-1 in six games, a record this season in Ligue 1.

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Rennes - Toulouse

  • Toulouse are without a win in their last 13 trips to Rennes in the league (eight defeats and five draws).
  • Rennes have scored in their last eight home fixtures, only Lille currently enjoy a longer run.
  • Rennes have won their last two league fixtures, currently the longest run.
  • Sylvain Marveaux has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season, more than during his first three seasons combined.
  • 18 Toulouse games have been a draw at half time, a record this season in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have scored on average 0.6 goals without Andre-Pierre Gignac this season in Ligue 1, and 1.1 with him.
  • Toulouse goalkeeper Yohan Pele has conceded on average one goal every 166 minutes, a league record.

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St Etienne - Nancy

  • St Etienne have won five of their last seven league encounters against Nancy.
  • Nancy have failed to score in their last three trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league matches.
  • Emmanuel Riviere has scored in his last five competitive appearances at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium.
  • St Etienne are unbeaten in their last six home fixtures in the league, currently the longest run (two wins and four draws).
  • Nancy have the third-best attacking record away from home (22 goals).
  • The Geoffroy Guichard stadium has seen the fewest goals this season in the league (21).

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Lens - Sochaux

  • Lens have won nine of their last 10 league meetings against Sochaux (one draw).
  • Sochaux have been defeated in their last four trips to the Felix Bollaert stadium in the league, conceding 11 goals in the process.
  • Sochaux have lost 46 times against Lens in Ligue 1, against no other side have they suffered as many defeats.
  • None of the last 13 match days have seen Lens concede more than one goal.
  • Ryad Boudebouz has scored in the last two match days, all of his goals this season have come from set pieces (all competitions).
  • Sebastien Roudet has scored in his last two appearances at Felix Bollaert.

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Bordeaux - Lille

  • Lille are unbeaten in their last eight league meetings against Bordeaux (eight wins and three draws).
  • Lille have scored in the last 15 match days, a record this season.
  • Bordeaux are 12th in the league considering only games played in 2010.
  • Four of Lille's seven league defeats this season have come after a European fixture.
  • Bordeaux have led at half time in a league-high 12 games this season.
  • Bordeaux have scored the most headed goals this season (15), while Lille have conceded the most this way (11).
  • Yohan Gourcuff has failed to score in his last 740 minutes of play in Ligue 1.

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Montpellier - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes have never lost at Montpellier in all competitions (two wins and two draws).
  • None of the 14 Valenciennes away games have ended in a draw.
  • A league-high 71% of Montpellier goals have been scored in the second half of games.
  • Valenciennes have lost four of their five away games against top 6 sides this season.
  • Alberto Costa has scored in the last two match days.
  • Montpellier have drawn 1-1 in their last two league games, this was also the score in the first leg of this encounter, with both goals scored by Colombian players (Montano and Sanchez).

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Marseille - Lyon

  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last four competitive encounters against Marseille (two wins and two draws).
  • The first leg of this encounter produced 10 goals (5-5), the most prolific Ligue 1 match since 1983/84.
  • Marseille are unbeaten in the last six match days, only Lyon are on a longer run without defeat: nine games.
  • Lyon have won only one of their five league fixtures against top 6 sides this season.
  • Lyon have conceded the fewest goals in Ligue 1 in 2010 (three), but Marseille have scored the most this year (18).
  • Lisandro has scored three goals in his last two competitive matches against Marseille.
  • Lyon have drawn the most games this season in Ligue 1 (nine).
  • Brandao has scored in his last two league starts.


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