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Rupert Wyman 30th Sep 2009 - 19:05

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 3-4 October

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Grenoble v Montpellier

  • Montpellier have been defeated in their last two trips to Grenoble (second division).
  • 15 yellow cards and three red cards have been shown in Montpellier's last two visits at Grenoble.
  • 83% of Montpellier's goals have been netted in the second half, the highest ratio this season in the league.
  • Grenoble have failed to score in the last four match days, currently the longest run in the league.
  • Grenoble are the first ever team in the French top division to lose their opening seven matches.
  • Montpellier have scored in every fixture this season in Ligue 1, only Lyon have also managed to do so.

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Nice v Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes have lost their last three matches at Nice in the league, failing to score a single goal in the process.
  • Nice have only won one of their last 12 Ligue 1 matches.
  • Nice have failed to win any of their last six home fixtures in the league, the worse home form alongside Grenoble.
  • French international Loïc Rémy has netted 67% of Nice goals this season in all competitions (four of six).
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in the last four match days, only Bordeaux and Lyon have gone longer without defeat.
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten since Johan Audel made his first appearance this season in Ligue 1 (three wins, one draw), they have lost their three matches without him.
  • Valenciennes have recouped the most points from losing positions this season: six.

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Paris SG v Nancy

  • Nancy have failed to score more than once in their last 10 league meetings against Paris.
  • Paris SG have drawn 1-1 in the last two match days.
  • Nancy have lost their last three away matches in the top flight, conceding seven goals in the process.
  • Guillaume Hoarau has netted three goals in his last two league appearances against Nancy.
  • Paris have bagged 2.25 points per match played by Mevlut Erding  this season in Ligue 1 (four appearances), and 0.7 without the Turkish international.

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Rennes v Auxerre

  • Auxerre have lost four of their last five trips to Rennes in the league.
  • Three of the last four Rennes v Auxerre have seen a player score a brace.
  • Since 2008, only two sides have managed to win at Rennes in all competitions: current champions Bordeaux and Auxerre.
  • 60% of Auxerre goals have been scored in the final 15 minutes (three of five), the highest ratio this season in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre won 5-0 at La Route de Lorient stadium in July 2001, Rennes' worst home defeat in the league since 1947.
  • Defender Cédric Hengbart has scored or assisted three of Auxerre's five goals this season in Ligue 1.
  • Kader Mangane has scored three goals this season in all competitions, the Rennes defender had failed to score in 34 matches last term.

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St Etienne v Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 11 league meetings against St Etienne.
  • Four of Bordeaux's last five trips to Geoffroy-Guichard have ended in a draw.
  • St Etienne have only scored three goals in their last 10 league encounters against Bordeaux.
  • Fernando Cavenaghi has scored in each of his last three league appearances against St Etienne, his last goal was scored at Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium on February 22nd.
  • St Etienne new signing Gonzalo Bergessio has netted four goals in as many matches for his new side in all competitions.
  • Bordeaux have kept a clean sheet in the last five match days, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 18 league matches (17 wins and one draw), currently the longest run in Ligue 1.

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Sochaux v Le Mans

  • None of the last 12 matches played by Sochaux in Ligue 1 have ended in a draw, currently the longest run.
  • Sochaux have suffered five defeats, only Grenoble have lost more matches this season in Ligue 1.
  • Le Mans have failed to win any of their last six away fixtures in the league, the longest current run alongside Grenoble.
  • Sochaux have scored 10 goals in their last five home matches in the top flight.
  • Le Mans have lost all of their away matches this season in Ligue 1, only Grenoble have also taken zero points on the road.
  • Three players have scored a brace against Sochaux this season.

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Lens v Lyon

  • Lens have only won one of their last 13 matches against Lyon in the top flight.
  • The last three encounters between these two sides have ended 3-0 (twice in Lyon's favour, once in Lens').
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last 11 Ligue 1 matches, and 15 in all competitions..
  • Three red cards have been shown in the last two league matches played at Felix-Bollaërt stadium.
  • Razak Boukari has netted four goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions for Lens.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Lens.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer v Lille

  • Alongside Grenoble, Lille are the only side yet to score more than once in a match this season in Ligue 1.
  • Boulogne have only scored one goal in the last four match days.
  • Lille took 16 points out of a possible 18 last season against promoted sides (five wins, one draw), conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Lille's last three league matches have been goalless at half time.
  • Pierre-Alain Frau's last seven goals in Ligue 1 have been netted after coming on as a substitute.

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Toulouse v Lorient

  • Lorient have never lost at Toulouse in the league (three draws, one win).
  • Toulouse have never scored more than once in a league encounter against Lorient.
  • Since the start of last season, Toulouse have only conceded 10 goals in 22 home matches in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient have kept only one clean sheet in their last 23 top flight matches.
  • For the first time in his career, Moussa Sissoko has scored in two consecutive match days.

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Marseille v Monaco

  • Marseille have won five of their last six league meetings against Monaco (one draw).
  • Monaco have won only one of their last 23 trips at Marseille in the league, keeping only one clean sheet in the process: in last season's match (0-0).
  • Monaco have failed to score in five of their last six away fixtures in the league.
  • Fernando Morientes, who faces his former club, has netted six goals in his last 10 starts in the French League.
  • Mamadou Niang is currently the top scorer in Ligue 1 with five goals; the Senegalese international has scored 12 in his last 15 league appearances.

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