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Michael Taylor 29th Apr 2010 - 11:18

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 30 April - 2 May

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Auxerre - Marseille

  • Auxerre have won six of their eight league games against top 6 teams this term.
  • Marseille have won their last seven league fixtures, a joint-record this season.
  • No team have managed to score more than once against Auxerre since 6th February (0-5 v Grenoble).
  • Marseille have scored in the last 13 match days, currently the longest run.
  • Mamadou Niang has netted a league-high 10 goals in the first half of games.
  • Marseille and Auxerre are the best performing Ligue 1 teams in 2010 with respectively 39 and 34 points racked up this year.
  • Auxerre have kept the most clean sheets this term in Ligue 1 (18).

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Bordeaux - Toulouse

  • Bordeaux have won four of their last five league meetings against Toulouse.
  • Bordeaux have lost seven of their last nine competitive games.
  • Toulouse have lost 11 of their last 13 trips to the Chaban-Delmas stadium in Ligue 1, failing to keep a clean sheet in the last 18.
  • Toulouse have won only one of their last eight league games.
  • TFC have failed to win their last six away games in the top flight.
  • Wendel has netted five goals in his five league appearances against Toulouse.
  • Bordeaux have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league matches, currently the longest run.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer - Nice

  • Boulogne have lost just one of their last four home games, it was against leaders Marseille.
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last four competitive matches against Boulogne-sur-Mer (three wins and one draw).
  • Jeremy Blayac is the first ever Boulogne player to have scored in two consecutive match days in the top flight.
  • Nice have won 57% of their league matches  under Eric Roy, compared to just 26% with previous manager Didier Olle-Nicolle.
  • Boulogne have always lost their Ligue 1 matches when trailing at half time.
  • Boulogne have opened the scoring just nine times this season, a league-low.

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Lille - Nancy

  • Lille need to win their last two games at their ground to equal their all-time record of 14 home wins.
  • Lille are unbeaten in their last four league meetings against Nancy, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • Nancy have lost 10 of their last 12 trips to Lille in the top flight.
  • Three Lille players have reached the 10-goal mark, a record in the league this season (Gervinho, Frau and Cabaye).
  • Lille have netted eight goals in their previous two home matches.
  • A league-high six games involving Nancy have ended 0-0.
  • Nancy have failed to score in the last three match days, currently the longest run.

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Rennes - Sochaux

  • Rennes have failed to win their last four league fixtures, drawing the last three.
  • Sochaux are without a win in eight match days, currently the longest run in the league.
  • Sochaux have failed to score in six of the last seven match days.
  • Ryad Boudebouz has scored in both of his two competitive appearances against Rennes.
  • Sochaux have won just one of their last 14 trips to Rennes in the top flight.

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St Etienne - Lens

  • Lens have lost their last three trips to St Etienne in the league.
  • St Etienne have netted the fewest goals this season in Ligue 1 (24).
  • Lens have failed to win their last 11 away games in Ligue 1.
  • The Geoffroy-Guichard stadium has seen the most draws this season in Ligue 1 (seven).
  • Lens have won their two competitive matches against St Etienne this term, Eduardo scoring in both games.

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Valenciennes - Lorient

  • Lorient have yet to win at the Nungesser stadium in the league, two defeats, one draw and six goals conceded.
  • The last six competitive encounters between these two sides have produced 21 goals (3.5 on average).
  • Kevin Gameiro has netted five goals in his last five Ligue 1 appearances.
  • Lorient have scored a league-high 14 goals in the 15 minutes leading to half time.
  • Gregory Pujol has scored in the last two match days.

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Montpellier - Lyon

  • Montpellier have failed to win their last five league matches, their worst run this term.
  • Montpellier won the first leg but have never managed to beat Lyon twice in a top flight season.
  • A league-high 69% of Lyon goals have been scored in the second half of games.
  • Lyon have failed to win their last five competitive matches, picking up a red card in each of the last four.
  • 68% of the goals conceded by Montpellier have come after the break, also a record.
  • Lyon have scored in 27 league matches, a record this term.
  • Lyon have recouped the most points from losing positions this season in Ligue 1 (19).

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