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Rupert Wyman 4th Mar 2010 - 15:02

French Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 6-7 March

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Auxerre - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes have never won at Auxerre in the top flight (three draws and three defeats).
  • Valenciennes have won their last three league matches, equalling their best run this season.
  • Auxerre have won four of their last five league games, with the only exception being the 5-0 defeat at Grenoble.
  • Auxerre have failed to score in their last three league games against Valenciennes.
  • Auxerre have yet to concede a goal at home in 2010 in the league.
  • AJA have kept the most clean sheets this season in Ligue 1 (14).
  • Defensive midfielder Carlos Sanchez has scored in Valenciennes' last two away matches.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer - Lyon

  • Lyon have taken a league-high 19 points in 2010, while Boulogne have racked up the fewest this year (3).
  • Boulogne have scored the fewest goals this season (17) and conceded the most (46).
  • Lyon have failed to score in only three of their 26 matches this season in Ligue 1.
  • Lyon have not conceded a goal in their last 530 minutes in all competitions.
  • No Boulogne player has managed to score more than three goals, a record this season in the top flight.
  • Boulogne have failed to win their last 11 Ligue 1 games, currently the longest run.
  • Both teams have drawn a league-high seven games.
  • Michel Bastos has netted six goals in his last eight away games in all competitions.

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Lens - Paris SG

  • If the league had started in 2010, PSG would be 19th (only three goals scored and 12 conceded).
  • Paris SG are unbeaten in their last six competitive encounters against Lens (four wins and two draws).
  • Lens have won eight of their last 10 home matches in all competitions.
  • PSG have suffered seven defeats away from home this term in the league, as many as during the whole of last season.
  • Lens haven't conceded more than one goal in their last 11 competitive games.
  • Issam Jemaa has netted three goals in his last three competitive appearances at the Felix Bollaert stadium.

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Nice - Nancy

  • Nancy have taken only one point from their last eight trips to Nice in the league.
  • Nice have only won one of their last 14 competitive matches.
  • 56% of Nancy's points have been taken away from home (18 out of 32), a league-high.
  • The most goals Nice have ever conceded in a home match in the top flight is seven, it was in 1978 and against Nancy, in a 3-7 rout with four goals netted by Michel Platini.
  • Eight of Loic Remy's nine goals this season in the league have been scored in the second half of games.
  • Nice have conceded the joint-most goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season in Ligue 1 (12).

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Rennes - Monaco

  • Rennes have lost their last four competitive matches, their worst run since December 2007.
  • Monaco have always won this season when scoring first.
  • Monaco lost 3-0 in their last two away games in the league.
  • Monaco have kept just one clean sheet on the road this season in the top flight.
  • Rennes have received the most red cards this season in Ligue 1 (six).
  • Monaco have received the most yellow cards this season in the top flight (64).

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Sochaux - Toulouse

  • Sochaux have failed to score in the last 308 minutes in Ligue 1, currently the longest run.
  • Sochaux have failed to win their last five Ligue 1 fixtures, only Boulogne are on a worse run.
  • Toulouse have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last eight away matches in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have won in their last two trips to Sochaux in Ligue 1.
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac has netted five goals in his last three appearances against Sochaux.
  • A league-high 59% of Toulouse's goals have come from midfielders.

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St Etienne - Lille

  • St Etienne have kept a clean sheet in their last five home fixtures, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Lille have scored in the last 13 match days, a record this season.
  • Lille have conceded more goals at St Etienne than at any other away ground in their Ligue 1 history (102).
  • Lille have only won once in their last 36 trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1.
  • Emmanuel Riviere has scored in each of his last four competitive appearances at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium.
  • Lille have lost 75% of their league fixtures this season without star striker Gervinho.

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Grenoble - Le Mans

  • Grenoble won last week at Nancy, however they have failed to win two consecutive league matches since April 2009.
  • Two of Grenoble's three league wins this season have come in February.
  • Le Mans have the worst away record this season in the top flight (only three points).
  • Le Mans have never won a competitive match at Grenoble (two defeats and two draws).
  • Three Grenoble players have scored a brace in the last four match days (Akrour, Matsui and Ravet).
  • Modibo Maiga has scored in each of Le Mans' last two away matches.
  • A league-high 58% of Grenoble goals have been netted by new signings.

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Marseille - Lorient

  • Marseille have won all of their competitive home matches in 2010.
  • The last four  matches between these two sides have seen the team who opened the scoring lose the game.
  • No team has lost as many points as Lorient this season after having scored first (14).
  • Marseille have won their last five competitive matches, their best run this season.
  • Ligue 1 top scorer Mamadou Niang has scored eight goals in his eight league appearances at home.
  • Marseille and Lorient are the only sides yet to pick up a red card this season in the top flight.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has scored three goals in his last four competitive appearances for Marseille.

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Bordeaux - Montpellier

  • Montpellier have won only one of their seven away matches against current top 10 sides this season.
  • Bordeaux have lost only one of their last 45 home fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • Bordeaux have won their last three competitive matches.
  • Bordeaux's worst position this season is third.
  • None of the last 15 competitive games played by Montpellier have ended in a draw.
  • Wendel has netted four goals in his last three competitive appearances.
  • No player has scored more away goals than Victor Montano this season in Ligue 1.

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