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Michael Taylor 1st Dec 2010 - 17:39

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 4-5 December

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Arles-Avignon - Nancy

  • Arles-Avignon have conceded 32 goals this term in Ligue 1, across the top five European leagues only Mönchengladbach have shipped more (40).
  • Nancy have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season in the league.
  • Arles-Avignon have opened the scoring in just three matches this season and have failed to win any of these games.
  • Marama Vahirua has scored with a direct free kick in his both of the last two match days.
  • Nancy are one of two Ligue 1 teams this season who have always won games in which they opened the scoring.

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Lens - Auxerre

  • Auxerre have lost all of their last five trips to the Felix-Bollaert stadium in the league, failing to score in the last four.
  • Lens have conceded a league-high five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games.
  • Auxerre have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 trips to Lens in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre have won just four of their 27 trips to Lens in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre have used the fewest players this season in Ligue 1 (20).
  • Auxerre have drawn 1-1 in their last two away league games, despite opening the scoring in both matches.

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Lille - Lorient

  • Lille have won their last seven league games played in December, scoring at least three goals in the last six.
  • Lorient are unbeaten in their last seven Ligue 1 matches against Lille, winning the last three.
  • Lille have dropped a league-high nine points after leading.
  • Lille have scored in their last 12 league matches, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • However Lille have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine league games, the longest current run alongside Toulouse.
  • Lille have won more home games than any other Ligue 1 side since the start of the 2008/09 season (30).
  • Lorient have failed to score in five of their last six away games in Ligue 1.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored in his last two appearances against Lille in Ligue 1.
  • Moussa Sow has netted three goals in his last three league appearances against Lorient.

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Rennes - Monaco

  • Monaco have lost both of their last two trips to Rennes in Ligue 1.
  • Park Chu-Young has scored four goals in his last three league appearances. Monaco have never lost when he has scored in Ligue 1 (10 wins and six draws).
  • Monaco have scored the fewest first-half goals this season in Ligue 1 (three).
  • Rennes have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five home fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes matches have produced the fewest goals this season in Ligue 1(27).

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Sochaux - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last four league encounters against Sochaux, winning three and drawing one.
  • VAFC have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last seven trips to Sochaux in Ligue 1.
  • Sochaux have the best home record in Ligue 1 this season: 17 points.
  • Valenciennes have won just one of their last 14 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Sochaux already have scored 25 goals this season, they scored 28 overall last term.
  • All five goals scored by Modibo Maiga this season in Ligue 1 have been at the Bonal stadium.
  • Ideye Brown have scored in each of the last three match days.
  • Gael Danic has netted five goals, equalling his most prolific Ligue 1 season: 2006/07, when he netted five goals with Troyes.

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Toulouse - Caen

  • Caen are unbeaten in their last six trips to Toulouse in the league, winning three and drawing three.
  • Caen have lost their last five Ligue 1 matches, only Arles-Avignon have suffered a longer run of defeats this season in Ligue 1.
  • For the first time in their Ligue 1 history, Caen have conceded at least two goals in five consecutive matches.
  • Toulouse have failed to win any of their last five home games in Ligue 1, their worst run since 2007/08.
  • All four goals netted by Daniel Braaten this season in Ligue 1 have come in the first half of games.

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Montpellier - Lyon

  • Lyon have won both of their last two trips to Montpellier in the league, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last eight Ligue 1 games (winning five and drawing three), currently the longest undefeated run.
  • Lyon have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Montpellier have always won after having opened the scoring this season in Ligue 1.
  • Only Nice (12) and Avignon (nine) have scored fewer goals than Montpellier this season in the league.
  • Lyon have received the joint-most red cards this season in Ligue (four).

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Nice - Marseille

  • Nice have lost their lost their last five league encounters against Marseille.
  • Marseille are the last Ligue 1 team who managed to beat Nice at the Ray stadium by a two-goal differential (3rd December 2009).
  • Nice have conceded the join-most penalties this season in Ligue 1 (four).
  • Lucho Gonzalez has been directly involved in five of the last six Marseille goals against Nice in Ligue 1 (one goal and four assists).
  • Nice have won just one of their last 18 Ligue 1 matches played in December.

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Paris SG - Brest

  • Brest have failed to win any of their last 10 league encounters against PSG, drawing four and losing six.
  • PSG have lost just one of their last 11 league games.
  • Brest have won just one of their Ligue 1 games at the Parc des Princes.
  • Brest have drawn none of their eight away games this season in Ligue 1 (four wins and four defeats).
  • Only five PSG players have scored this season, no Ligue 1 team has fewer goalscorers.
  • Guillaume Hoarau has scored three goals in his last four Ligue 1 appearances.

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St Etienne - Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux have failed to win any of their last four trips to the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in all competitions (two draws and two defeats).
  • St Etienne have failed to win any of their last eight league fixtures, their worst winless run under Christophe Galtier's management. This is also their worst winless run since 1995/96.
  • St Etienne have scored in all of their home games this season in Ligue 1, only title-holders Marseille share this statistic.
  • St Etienne have drawn 1-1 in their last three league games.
  • Five of the six goals netted by Anthony Modeste this season in Ligue 1 have come away from home.

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