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Michael Taylor 28th Oct 2010 - 12:37

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 30-31 October

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Auxerre - Nice

  • Auxerre have won none of their last seven home league games, drawing six and losing one, their longest-ever winless run at the Abbe-Deschamps stadium.
  • Auxerre won both of their matches against Nice last season, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
  • Nice have scored just one goal in their last five trips to Auxerre in the league.
  • Nice have failed to score in their last three away games in the league.
  • Auxerre have scored more first-half goals than any other team this season in Ligue 1 (nine).
  • Nice are one of two teams who have managed to win a game despite being on the losing time at half-time this season in Ligue 1.
  • No Nice player has scored more than two goals this season in Ligue 1.

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Brest - St Etienne

  • Brest are one of two unbeaten teams at home this season in the league.
  • St Etienne are unbeaten in their last four Ligue 1 meetings against Brest, three wins and one draw.
  • St Etienne are the last team to defeat Brest at the Francis-le-Ble stadium in the top flight, on 10th May 1991.
  • St Etienne have failed to win their last three matches in the league, their longest winless run this season.
  • Brest have conceded the fewest goals this season in Ligue 1 (four), they have kept a clean sheet in the least seven match days, the longest run by any Ligue 1 team since 2002/03 (Guingamp).
  • The four Ligue 1 games played at the Francis-le-Ble stadium have produced a league-low three goals.
  • St Etienne have scored in nine league matches this term, only title-holders Marseille have scored in more games.

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Caen - Nancy

  • Caen have failed to score in their last three home games in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven away games in the top flight.
  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last five league encounters against Caen, winning two and drawing three.
  • Eight of the 11 points picked up by Nancy have been collected on the road, which amounts to 72%, the highest ratio in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have not won a penalty in any of their last 32 Ligue 1 games, currently the longest run.
  • Youssef El Arabi has scored Caen's last four goals in the league.
  • Julien Feret has either scored or assisted 60% of Nancy's goals this season (three goals and three assists).

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Lorient - Arles-Avignon

  • Lorient have won 2-1 their last two home games in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five Ligue 1 fixtures.
  • Arles-Avignon have drawn their last two league games (against Brest and Lyon).
  • Franck Dja Djedje has scored a record 75% of his team's goals this season in the league.
  • Arles-Avignon have yet to score more than one goal in a Ligue 1 game.
  • Arles-Avignon have scored the fewest goals his season in Ligue 1 (four) and conceded the most (21).
  • Faruk Hadzibegic has never won an away match as a Ligue 1 manager: four draws and 13 defeats.

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Lyon - Sochaux

  • Sochaux have won just one of their last 15 league meetings against Lyon, however it happened in their last trip to the Gerland stadium, a 2-0 victory in 2009/10.
  • Sochaux are the only Ligue 1 side who have lost all of their away matches this season, they have conceded at least two goals in all four fixtures.
  • No visiting team has managed to score more than one goal at the Gerland stadium this calendar year in Ligue 1.
  • Michel Bastos has netted four goals against Sochaux in Ligue 1, more than versus any other club.
  • Jimmy Briand has either scored or assisted 55% of Lyon goals this season in the top flight (three goals and three assists).

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Toulouse - Lens

  • Toulouse have failed to win their last three home games in Ligue 1, drawing one and losing two.
  • 10 of the 13 Toulouse goals this season in Ligue 1 have been netted in the last 30 minutes of their games.
  • Daniel Braaten is the only Toulouse player who has managed to score in the first half (three goals).
  • Lens have failed to win their last three away games in Ligue 1, drawing one and losing two.
  • Lens are the only Ligue 1 side who have yet to score a first-half goal.
  • Three Lens goals have been scored by substitutes (Issam Jemaa twice and David Pollet once), only Sochaux currently register as many.

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Marseille - Rennes

  • Rennes top the league with just 19 points after 10 match days, no leader had registered such a low points-tally at this stage of the competition since Bastia in 2000.
  • Marseille have won 13 of their 16 home games in the league this calendar year and they scored in all 16.
  • Rennes have picked up only one point from their last nine trips to Marseille in Ligue 1.
  • Marseille have scored a league-high 18 goals this term.
  • Rennes are the only side who have yet to lose on the road this season in Ligue 1.
  • Marseille have scored 12 goals in their last four league encounters against Rennes.
  • Frederic Antonetti has lost seven of his nine trips to Marseille as a Ligue 1 manager.
  • Rennes have failed to win any of their three Ligue 1 games without striker Victor Montano.
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac is the Ligue 1 player with most matches played this season, without ever losing: eight.
  • 33% of the goals netted by Rennes have come from defenders (four out of 12), the highest ratio this season in Ligue 1.

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Monaco - Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 12 league meetings against Monaco, winning eight and drawing four, keeping a clean sheet in the last three.
  • Monaco have scored just two goals at the Louis II stadium this season in the league, only Arles-Avignon have netted fewer goals at home.
  • Monaco have failed to score in the last three league games, currently the longest run without finding the net.
  • Jean Tigana has never lost against Guy Lacombe as a Ligue 1 manager (three wins and three draws).
  • Bordeaux striker Moussa Maazou has scored in each of his last three league appearances at the Louis II stadium, all three as a Monaco player.
  • All seven Monaco goals this season have been netted by foreign internationals.

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Valenciennes - Lille

  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last seven home Northern derbies in the league, winning four and drawing two.
  • The away side has failed to score in the last six league meetings between these two sides.
  • Lille have failed to score in their last three trips to Valenciennes in Ligue 1, losing the last two.
  • Lille have conceded three goals in two consecutive Ligue 1 games for the first time since September 2006.
  • Valenciennes have yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season in the league.
  • Gregory Pujol has netted five goals this season in Ligue 1; his best-ever tally at this stage of the competition.
  • Strike partnership Gervinho (four goals) and Moussa Sow (five goals) have scored 69% of Lille goals this season in Ligue 1.

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Montpellier - Paris SG

  • PSG have failed to win any of their last five competitive trips to the Mosson stadium, drawing three and losing two.
  • Paris SG have won two consecutive away league games for the first time since December 2007.
  • 78% of the goals conceded by PSG this season in Ligue 1 have come before the half-time break, the highest percentage in the league.
  • Nenê has scored six goals in his nine Ligue 1 appearances this season (0.7 per game); the Brazilian winger has netted more goals in October than any other month during his Ligue 1 career (seven).
  • Montpellier and Paris SG have both registered keep six clean sheets this season in the league, only Brest have managed more.

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